Research with Indigenous People: Ethical Considerations and Community Engagement
Dr. Alexandra King, MD, FRCPC, is an Internal Medicine Specialist with a focus on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/HCV co-infections. Alexandra is a Nipissing First Nations woman (Ontario, Canada). Alexandra is the inaugural Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan, Canada), and the Co-Chair of International Group on Indigenous Health Measurement (IGIHM)’s working group on Indigenous wellness. She works with Indigenous communities and relevant stakeholders to understand the health and wellness needs of First Nations and Métis peoples in Saskatchewan and the structural changes that are needed for improved Indigenous health outcomes.
Professor Malcolm King,PhD, FCAHS,is a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (Ontario, Canada) and a health researcher at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan, Canada), having joined the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology in October 2017. He serves as the Scientific Director of SCPOR, the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research, and he continues to teach and do research in Indigenous health and wellness, with a particular focus on engagement. Dr. King served as the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health from 2009 to 2016, where he spearheaded the development of a national health research agenda aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people in Canada.