Jennifer Walker

Position: Laurentian University

Dr. Jennifer Walker is a health services researcher and epidemiologist who holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Dr. Walker centralizes her work on principles of 1) Indigenous data sovereignty and 2) Indigenous health and health services data. Accordingly, the work she leads and partners-on is community-grounded and informed by the priorities and needs of Indigenous populations and their health organizations, particularly as these needs relate to frailty, healthy aging, and dementia. Dr. Walker’s program aims to support communities and their health organizations to access and understand their health data in order to inform their health services and programs.