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Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Myles Leslie, PhD is the Associate Director of Research at the School of Public Policy in the University of Calgary. He is a health services and health policy researcher with an appointment in the Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences. His work focuses on applying social scientific principles to the study of real-world challenges in the policy and practice of healthcare. Dr. Leslie’s primary substantive interest is in primary care and the technology, policy, organizational, and clinical level reforms that are needed to support the delivery of high quality care and wellbeing programs. Funded under the Federal Government's COVID-19 Rapid Response program, Dr. Leslie is heading research aimed at understanding, and assisting, the flow of information and policy from International origins to the hospitals and primary care clinics of Alberta. He brings extensive experience in ethnography and related qualitative methods to his research, and an interest in the origins and challenges of trust in the creation and implementation of policy to his teaching. Dr. Leslie joined the University of Calgary faculty in the autumn of 2016, arriving from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He was trained at the Universities of Toronto and Leicester where he held Canada Graduate and Trudeau Foundation Scholarships, and a post-doctoral position in patient safety and quality.


  • 2017–2020
    Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
  • 2014–2017
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine