Dr. Elaine Hyshka

Elaine Hyshka, BA, MA, PhD is the Scientific Director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health.

Dr. Hyshka’s program of applied health services and policy research focuses on advancing a public health approach to substance use in Canada, and her work is conducted in partnership with health and social service providers, public health advocacy organizations, and governments at the local, provincial, and national level. Dr. Hyshka’s commitment to high-quality engaged scholarship has been recognized by several awards, including Harm Reduction International’s Brooklyn McNeil Rae of Hope Award, and a University of Alberta Community Scholar Award for her efforts to help bring supervised consumption services to Edmonton. In 2017, she was appointed Co-Chair of the Alberta Minister of Health’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission.