Malcolm King is a First Nations health researcher at Simon Fraser University. From 2009 to 2016, he led the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health as its Scientific Director, spearheading the development of a national health research agenda aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Since January 2017, he is continuing to teach and research in Indigenous health, with a particular focus on wellness and engagement. Malcolm’s international Indigenous health interests include improving Indigenous health through workforce development and provision of culturally appropriate care, and developing Indigenous health indicators to monitor progress in programs aimed at achieving wellness and health equity. Malcolm was honoured with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1999, and in 2016 was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Research Interests

  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases – novel therapies for mucus clearance
  • Airborne disease transmission – bioaerosol control
  • Respiratory issues in Aboriginal health
  • Health service delivery to vulnerable populations
  • The interaction of education and health


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Polymer Chemistry, McGill University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Chemistry, McMaster University

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