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Diane Finegood

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
President & CEO
Dr. Diane Finegood is an experienced research leader with a deep knowledge of the health research ecosystem and extensive experience in building complex partnerships across disciplines and sectors at all levels. As President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, she champions the growth of BC’s health research enterprise and works closely with government and other stakeholders to advance key projects to support health system transformation.
From 2000 to 2008, Diane served as the inaugural scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. She has also served in a range of other leadership positions including as executive director of the CAPTURE Project (Canadian Platform to Increase Usage of Real-World Evidence).