Leslie Shanks

Dr. Shanks is the current Medical Director of ICHA. Her clinical work in Canada has included Aboriginal communities in northern Ontario and Nunavut, and federal penitentiaries in Kingston. From 2002-2004 she served as the Medical Director at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto and she is also the former Medical Director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - Amsterdam. She completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her research interests include sexual violence, HIV and MDR-TB in resource-limited settings, evaluation of mental health interventions in humanitarian contexts and prevention of malnutrition.