ideas PNC Team

Nathalie Jette, MD, PhD

Dr. Nathalie Jetté is an Associate Professor in Neurology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and the Institute of Public Health in Alberta. She completed her training at Columbia University (Epilepsy and EEG Fellowship), University of Ottawa (Neurology residency and medical school) and McMaster Univeristy (MSc in Neurosciences and BSc in Biology). She holds a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neurological Health Services Research and an Alberta Innovates Health Solution (AI-HS) Population Health Investigator Award. She previously held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (declined in 2010 when she received the CRC). She is the Chair of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Neurological Disease Surveillance Advisory Committee, Chair of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Task Force on Stigma in Epilepsy, and co-Chair of the ILAE Task Force on Guidelines Development.

Her research focus: Health services research and the epidemiology of neurological conditions, with a more prominent focus on epilepsy. As part of her health services research program, she is studying: (1) Appropriateness of care; (2) Health resource use and access to care; (3) Comorbidities of neurological conditions; (4) Surveillance of neurological conditions (incidence, prevalence, validation of population based data sources for surveillance purposes, etc). Dr. Jetté receives grant support from CIHR, AI-HS, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the HBI, the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Alberta Health Services, the American Epilepsy Society and the Milken Family Foundation.