Natalie received her MA in Biomedical Anthropology at the University of Manitoba, and her PhD in Health and Medical Geography at the University of Saskatchewan. Her graduate research focused on examining population health outcomes using human health ecology—an understanding of the complex interaction of population, behaviour, and environment on the state of health. Through this work, Natalie has developed strong skills in mixed methods (quantitative, qualitative, GIS) and multi-sourced data synthesis. Her research interests include, but are not limited to: applied health research, population health, disease prevention, health geography, and epidemiology. Recently, Natalie worked in applied health research to bridge the research-to-practice gap through engagement and collaboration to implement a community based cancer prevention approach in Alberta. At W21C, Natalie is currently responsible for overseeing the immediate development of a provincial evaluation framework for Community Based Health Care.