Alexandra King, MD, FRCPC, is an Internal Medicine Specialist with a focus on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/HCV co-infections. She is a Nipissing First Nation woman.
Dr. King is the inaugural Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan. She works with Indigenous communities and stakeholders to articulate the health and wellness needs of First Nations and Métis peoples in Saskatchewan and the structural changes that are needed for improved Indigenous health outcomes. Dr. King is an expert in culturally responsive research and care, reconciliation, Two-Eyed Seeing and Ethical Space. She has received multimillion-dollar research funding as Principal and Co-Principal Investigator to develop community-driven and -centric Indigenous health research. Her research also focuses on Indigenous wellness, culture and land-based healing, Indigenous health determinants, Indigenous research ethics and the developmental origins of health and disease. Dr. King teaches Indigenous health and has mentored graduate and undergraduate students at Simon Fraser University and the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. King sits on the International Group on Indigenous Health Measurement; the CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Research Advisory Committee; the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR); the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C; Sanctum Care Group; and the Canadian Indigenous Research Network Against Cancer. She has chaired and co-chaired national and international conferences, including the 3rd World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis and the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. She has served on the Scientific and Organizing Committees of others, including the World Indigenous Cancer Conference and several CanHepC Symposia.
Dr. King has received the Aboriginal Health Sciences Fellowship from Simon Fraser University, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadian HIV Trials Network James Kreppner Post-doctoral Fellowship and the William V. Hull Scholarship Convocation Award, University of Toronto. She holds a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University and a B.Sc. and MD from the University of Toronto.