Pamela  Roach

Dr. Pamela Roach

Pronouns: she/her


Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Full Member

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

Full Member

O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Associate Scientific Director

O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Research Director Indigenous Engagement

Vice President Research Office

Contact information



Dr. Roach is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary and is the Associate Scientific Director - Population Health at the O'Brien Institute for Public Health. She is a PhD health researcher and member of the Métis Nation of Alberta who has worked in a variety of academic and community health care settings, both in Canada and the UK for more than 20 years. Her research focuses on Indigenous health, specifically brain health and dementia in underserved populations.




Areas of Research

Dementia and Cognitive Disorders, Mental Health, patient and family centered care, early onset dementia

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
MDCH 607 Indigenous Health Leadership Spring 2024


  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair: Indigenous Health Systems Safety, CIHR. 2021