June 12, 2024

Dr. Pamela Roach appointed deputy director of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health

With extensive expertise and a commitment to advancing public health, Dr. Roach steps into her new role to drive strategic decisions and enhance the Institute's impact
Dr. Pam Roach

The O’Brien Institute for Public Health is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Pamela Roach as its new deputy director. Since December 2023, Dr. Roach has served with distinction as the Institute's associate scientific director of population health. Starting July 1, 2024, her role as deputy director builds upon her previous position, reflecting her growing contributions and leadership within the Institute.

Dr. Pamela Roach, PhD, is an assistant professor in the departments of family medicine and community health sciences at the University of Calgary. She also holds the position of academic director of Indigenous engagement in the Vice-President (Research) Office. A proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Dr. Roach earned her PhD in medical and human sciences from the University of Manchester, England, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in family medicine at the University of Alberta.

With over 20 years of experience in community-based research in both Canada and the UK, Dr. Roach holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health Systems Safety. Her research focuses on the intersection of health services, policy, and upstream determinants of health, aiming to improve the well-being of diverse populations.

As deputy director, Dr. Roach will collaborate closely with the Institute’s core team to drive strategic decisions that shape the future of the Institute. Her role will encompass overseeing financial strategies, optimizing human resources, and enhancing operational efficiencies, ensuring the Institute remains at the forefront of public health innovation.

This role is pivotal in driving the strategic vision of the Institute and enhancing its impact.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pamela Roach on her new role as deputy director of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health. We are confident that her leadership will significantly contribute to our mission of advancing public health through innovative research and community engagement.

We look forward to the impactful contributions Dr. Roach will continue to make in her new capacity.