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Faculty Member

Michelle Firestone

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416-864-6060 ext77437
Office Address
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 209 Victoria St. Toronto M5B 1W8
Curriculum Vitae
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

Michelle Firestone is a research scientist at the Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant Child and Family Health and Wellbeing at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH), Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.  Dr. Firestone is also an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.  Through her doctoral and post-doctoral work, Dr. Firestone has been involved in innovative teaching and research on the social determinants of health, applying interdisciplinary community-based approaches to Indigenous health research and knowledge translation.  Dr. Firestone’s research program focuses on unmasking inequities and developing and implementing culturally validated tools to identify, measure and evaluate best practices in mental health, substance use, healing and well-being in diverse Indigenous populations.