Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, a Professor at the University of Ottawa, holds the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. She has garnered an international reputation for her research on maternity care, population health, and health workforce policy, planning, and migration from a gender lens. She has been a consultant to various provincial Ministries of Health in Canada, Health Canada, the Pan American Health Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and World Health Organization. She is an active member of the Gender Equity Hub of the Global Health Workforce Network and the global planning committee of the International Health Workforce Collaborative. She was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2016 and received the 2016/17 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research.