Dr. Michelle Firestone is a Scientist at the Well Living House in the Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) of St. Michael’s Hospital. She received her doctoral degree from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and trained as a post-doctoral fellow at St. Michael’s. Dr. Firestone is also an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Through her doctoral and post-doctoral work, Dr. Firestone has been involved in innovative teaching and research on the social determinants of health, applying interdisciplinary community-based approaches to Indigenous health research and knowledge translation. As the Assistant Director of the Well Living House, she has developed strong collaborative relationships with Indigenous community partners and has played an important role in the mentorship of an interdisciplinary Indigenous health research team. Building on her training at C-UHS and the Well Living House, Dr. Firestone’s research program focuses on unmasking inequities and developing and implementing culturally validated tools to identify, measure and evaluate best practices in mental health, substance use, healing and well-being in diverse Indigenous populations.