Dr. Van Spall completed her medical and postgraduate training at the University of Toronto, and earned a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine, cardiologist, and Director of E-Health at McMaster University, Hamilton Canada, and is Director of Implementation Science at Baim Institute of Clinical Research, Boston USA. Dr. Van Spall is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded clinical trialist with a focus on Heart Failure, health services, and health disparities. She has garnered more than $6.2 million in research funding, has won international research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals. She is an invited speaker, media correspondent, and editorial board member at several high impact journals and federal grant funding agencies. She has a strong record of mentorship to learners and faculty from under-represented groups.