Dr. Cornelia Wieman

Dr. Cornelia Wieman, M.D. FRCPC

Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Dr. Wieman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and also Co-Director of the Indigenous Health Research Development Program. She received her M.D. degree (1993) and completed her specialty training in psychiatry at McMaster University (1998). She is the first Aboriginal woman to train as a psychiatrist in Canada. She works as the consultant psychiatrist at Six Nations Mental Health Services, the first mental health clinic of its kind located within a reserve community. She has served as an advisor/consultant to the AFN & other organizations, including Health Canada, First Nations & Inuit Health Branch. She was a 1998 recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, recognized for career achievement in the area of medicine. She is the Deputy Chair & a Member of Health Canada's Research Ethics Board, and the Chair of the Native Mental Health Section of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. Dr. Wieman works extensively at local, regional and national levels on various Aboriginal health initiatives specifically in the area of mental health.

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