The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) determines priorities and carries out work under the ongoing guidance of cross-disciplinary advisors. As members of the AFWI’s Advisory Council or Curriculum Committee (or both), these experts bring a wider, external perspective to the development of the AFWI’s strategies, learning resources and partnerships.
Advises on the strategic direction of the AFWI and our projects.
Informs the AFWI on current and emerging issues, standards and practices in early childhood development, addiction and mental health.
Directs the AFWI to additional areas of work that could enhance our objectives.
Identifies synergies with organizations in Canada and internationally.
Advises on and endorses the content in the Brain Story Certification Course, a free online learning resource.
University of Pittsburgh
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute 2016 – Present
Bennett Jones LLP, Ottawa
Senior Advisor, Canada and International Economic Advisor 2010 – Present
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Director 2015 – Present
Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Scientific Director 2012 – 2019
Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Scientific Director 2010 – Present
Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Scientific Director 2019 – Present