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Stephen Samis
Director, Health Policy
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Stephen Samis is Director, Health Policy at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) in Ottawa . Stephen’s role at HSFC is to lead the development of the Foundation’s policy positions related to improving the health of Canadians by preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke. He joined HSFC in March 2004. Prior to joining HSFC, he was Manager, Research and Analysis at the Canadian Population Health Initiative, a program of the Canadian Institute for Health Information in Ottawa and was a research and policy consultant based in Vancouver , British Columbia . Stephen has a strong interest in health promotion/population health and health research and policy development. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from Simon Fraser University.

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