Janet Smylie

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Professor Smylie is a physician-researcher with a focus on developing and applying Indigenous and public health knowledge to improve health services and programs for Indigenous populations in Canada. She is an expert in Indigenous knowledge translation; Indigenous health assessment; understanding and addressing anti-Indigenous racism in health services; and the application of Indigenous approaches to health services.  She has co-led multiple overlapping initiatives in response to COVID-19 among First Nations, Inuit, and Metis (FNIM) peoples—focused on addressing gaps in Indigenous COVID-19 case reporting and response nationally, provincially, and in the city of Toronto and also on COVID-19 public messaging for FNIM living in urban and related homelands.

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