Dr. Derelie (Dee) Mangin
Hamilton, ON - 2023

Dr. Dee Mangin trained in medicine and family medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand and moved to Canada in 2013. Currently she is a professor of family medicine at McMaster University, where she has held the David Braley-Nancy Gordon Endowed Chair in Family Medicine for 10 years, and at the Department of General Practice at the University of Otago. She has been a research director and founded practice-based research networks in both countries.

Her interests are the influences that science, policy, and commerce have on the nature of care. She has always been interested in rational medicine use as a lens on the wider health system issues as well as innovative systems of care. At present, she is focusing on the opportunities to support primary care navigating a landscape of multimorbidity and polypharmacy, taking account of patients’ context and preferences as well as commercial and political influences. She supports capacity development for primary care research, including supporting the development of the David Braley Primary Care Research Collaborative at McMaster University. Dr. Mangin received the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Distinguished Service Medal in 2011, and the CFPC Donald I. Rice Award in 2018 for contributions to family medicine leadership.

Dr. Mangin loves family medicine for the joy it provides being with patients throughout their lives, and for the satisfaction of knowing that family medicine provides the best opportunity the health system offers to support this. The appeal of research is that it can be a lever for advocacy for family medicine clinicians and for patients, to support care for patients that will best enable a life worth living, on their terms.


Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award

This award recognizes a member of the CFPC who is a family medicine researcher who has made original contributions to building research and knowledge for family medicine in Canada. The contribution may encompass any aspect of family medicine research, from clinical, to health services, to education.

This award has been designed to honour a family medicine researcher who has been a pivotal force in the definition, development, and dissemination of concepts central to the discipline of family medicine.