Nicole Letourneau a “change agent” for health
Dr. Nicole Letourneau, a researcher within AllerGen’s Gene-Environment Interactions, and Patients, Policy and Public Health Enabling Platforms, has been named “one of four Alberta change agents for health ” by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is featured on the cover of the Spring 2016 issue of the AHS consumer magazine, Apple.
The “health agent” designation recognizes Dr. Letourneau’s research into children’s mental health, and her advocacy for the provision of early support to “help prevent problems throughout life, build resiliency and coping skills, and reduce addictions and other harmful influences on health,” according to the magazine.
Dr. Letourneau is a professor in the Faculty of Nursing and in the Cumming School of Medicine (Pediatrics & Psychiatry), and holds the Palix/Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Parent-Infant Mental Health at the University of Calgary. She is also Director of RESOLVE Alberta, a research network concerned with family violence and abuse prevention.