Dr. Heather Morrison was appointed Chief Health Officer for PEI in July 2007. As PEI’s first female Rhodes Scholar, she completed both a Master’s and Doctorate degree at University of Oxford in Comparative Social Research and Social Policy with a thesis dissertation in health policy decision-making. Dr. Morrison returned to Canada for her medicine training, completing her MD at Dalhousie University, followed by residency training in Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Morrison has served in a variety of leadership roles including Chair of the Canadian Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health, PEI’s representative on the Public Health Network Council of Canada, and PEI’s representative on the national Special Advisory Committee in H1N1 and on Epidemic of opioid overdoses. She has served as Co-Chair of the Opioid Action Plan for PEI, Co-Chair of the Ebola response for PEI, Chair of the Provincial infection and prevention control Committee, to list a few. Dr. Morrison also served as acting DM of Health and Wellness PEI for a number of months in 2017. In 2016 she was recognized as UPEI’s alumna of the Year. In addition to her full-time role as PEI’s CPHO, Dr. Morrison has enjoyed continuing to practice emergency medicine here in Charlottetown. And most of all, she relishes the joy that comes with balancing her work with a passion for spending time with her husband and 4 young children!
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