Marcia Anderson Decoteau, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, will receive the National Aboriginal Achievement Award this weekend in Edmonton.
The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (NAAA) was established in 1993 to exemplify, encourage and celebrate excellence in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada.
“Dr. Marcia Anderson DeCoteau has established herself as a leader in aboriginal health care and is truly deserving of this award,” says Sharon Macdonald, department head of Community Health Sciences. “She strives for the best in all her work and will contribute to health care and indigenous peoples over the coming years in many different ways.”
Marcia Anderson DeCoteau graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine in 2002 and joined the Department of Community Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor. She completed a Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hospital Bloomberg School of Public Health, concentrating predominantly on health disparities and health policy.
Her research interests include improving the health measurement of Indigenous peoples in a way that respects the individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples, and using health policy and healthy public policy as a tool in the prevention of chronic disease. She is the current president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.
For more information contact Sean Moore, public affairs, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 ([email protected]).