Serena Humphries, PhD



Assistant Scientific Director

Serena is the Assistant Scientific Director of the Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network (ODN SCN). Serena brings to her role as Assistant Scientific Director experience in health research and health service delivery, with an emphasis on primary care and chronic disease management. As Assistant Scientific Director, Serena works with the leadership team of the ODN SCN to engage the academic community in Alberta, as well as external stakeholders. Serena graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Anthropology from McMaster University in 1998. She completed a Master's of Science in Health Research Methodologies at McMaster in 2002. Serena completed her PhD in Health Policy and Management in the University of Alberta's School of Public Health in 2013. Serena's dissertation research explored how program policy and management decisions are made and translated into actions in health care organizations. Prior to returning to university to pursue her PhD, Serena worked in both the private and public sectors in the areas of health research and health service delivery innovation. Serena brings experience in health research, policy and program management to her role as Assistant Scientific Director.

Serena is an active volunteer in her community, dedicating her spare time to helping with local youth and arts programs.

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