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Our Address:

O'Brien Institute for Public Health
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
3rd Floor TRW Bulidling
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary AB  T2N 4Z6

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If you would like to learn more about the O'Brien Institute or have specific questions, please contact:

Dr. William Gali, Scientific Director

Administrator: Lindsay Bradshaw
Phone: 403-210-9422    Email:

Melanie Rock, PhD, Associate Scientific Director

Administrator: Lydia Vaz
Phone: 403 220-6845    Email:

Jamie Day, Administrative Director
Phone:  403-210-6153     Email:

Jamie Day is Administrative Director of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health. Trained as a biomedical researcher (PhD Neuroscience), her postdoctoral experiences developed strengths in scientific writing and research management.  Jamie has over ten years' experience as a university research administrator and brings to the Institute valuable experience with strategic funding applications, budgeting and reporting of research infrastructure projects, navigating university systems and policies, and the management of research projects and teams.

Pablo Fernandez, Communications Manager
Phone:  403-210-7680     Email:

Pablo Fernandez is the Strategic Manager of Communications for the O'Brien Institute for Public Health. Pablo joined the O'Brien Institute in October 2014 and brings with him a background solidly rooted in journalism and military service. For the last 14 years he has been an award-winning staff journalist at several media outlets including The Calgary Sun and the Huffington Post. For the last six years, he has been an editor, department head and bureau chief specializing in developing and implementing online, brand growth and community engagement strategies. As an advisor, Pablo has also put his journalistic skills to work handling critical incident communications and community relations with the Canadian Army.