University of Alberta, April 26, 2017
Elaine Hyshka approaches the issue of substance use through a public health lens. A committed and engaged scholar, she works with policymakers, healthcare providers, and public health organizations within Edmonton and across the country to conduct research and improve health services. In addition to her faculty position, she is currently the Scientific Director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She undertook one of largest and most extensive drug use studies in Edmonton to date, and looks to redefine the healthcare experience for people living with substance use disorders.