Dr. Jeff Reading is the inaugural British Columbia First Nations Health Authority Chair in Heart Health and Wellness at St. Paul’s Hospital and Professor, Simon Fraser University (2016). On March 8, 2017, Dr. Reading launched the I-HEART Centre at Providence Health, St. Paul’s Hospital. Jeff obtained his PhD in Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto (1994). He has served as inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2000-2008) and currently chairs the peer review committee. Jeff’s broad interests include First Nations heart health and well-being and community engaged research.