Leora Simon is a research coordinator/ administrator at McGill University in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. She has a strong background in biomedical research and completed her Master’s in Experimental Medicine at McGill following a research-intensive B.Sc. on mechanisms of human disease at UBC. Leora’s passion for improving health care lead to early involvement in patient engagement initiatives such as Patient Voices and the Community Engagement Advisory Network. She was the previous coordinator of the Integrated Research Network for Patient-Oriented Research at McGill and has participated on numerous advisory committees including the McGill Primary Care Research Network and ACCESS Open Minds.
Leora is the current Chair of the National Council of Persons with Lived Experience. She has been the Quebec representative on the council since 2018.