President's Dream Colloquium on Traveling for Health, Fall 2015
Speaker: Monika Dutt
Dr. Monika Dutt is the Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, a national organization dedicated to the strengthening Medicare.
Dr. Dutt has sought to promote reform and innovation within Canada’s public, not-for-profit healthcare system. She has been a leading voice raising concerns about Canadian hospitals providing care to wealthy patients from abroad and has challenged the rationale that the practice creates revenue for the public health system.
Prior to coming to Nova Scotia, she worked as a health policy researcher with a federal Member of Parliament and prior to that was the Deputy Medical Health Officer for Northern Saskatchewan. Her research interests include the impact of natural resource development on the health of Cape Breton communities, social housing models in Cape Breton, and the impacts of climate change on health.
Her policy work spans from communicable disease strategies to environmental health assessments to food security approaches. She is also a family physician and works in Wagmatcook First Nation, Cape Breton.