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Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker

Canada Research Chair

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences


Jennifer Walker is a health services researcher and epidemiologist. She has Indigenous (Haudenosaunee) family roots and is a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River. She has a PhD in Community Health Sciences (Epidemiology specialization) from the University of Calgary. Her work focuses on Indigenous use of Indigenous health and health services data across the life course, with a focus on older adults. She collaborates closely with Indigenous organizations and communities to address health information needs.

Jennifer holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health at Laurentian University in the School of Rural and Northern Health. She is a Core Scientist and Indigenous Health Lead at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She also holds appointments at the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. 


  • PhD (Epidemiology) University of Calgary
  • Honours Bachelor of Science (Dean’s Honour List) University of Waterloo

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Human Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University

  • Indigenous Lead, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • CIHR Leader and University Delegate, Laurentian University
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Indigenous Health, Assistant Professor, School of Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian University
  • Adjunct Professor (Status Only), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto



  • Perspectives on Indigenous Health and Wellness (IRNH 6306)
  • Special Topics in Indigenous Relations (MIRE 2106)
  • Research Seminar (IRNH 6057)