Elaine Hyshka is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Health Systems Innovation in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Dr. Hyshka is Scientific Director of the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Inner City Health and Wellness Program in Edmonton and is an emerging Node leader. Her program of applied health systems and services research identifies, evaluates, and helps scale program and policy innovations for advancing a public health approach to substance use, improving health outcomes, and promoting health equity. To date, she has published 60 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and guidance documents and successfully mentored over 20 graduate students and trainees. Hyshka currently Co-Chairs Health Canada’s Expert Advisory Group on safer pharmaceutical alternatives to illegal street drugs, and between May 2017 and November 2019, Co-Chaired the Alberta Minister of Health’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission. . She will be co-mentored by Hodgins, Dell, and Wild into a Node leadership role during the funding period.