Dr. Chantelle A.M. Richmond

Director of the Indigenous Health Lab


Dr. Chantelle Richmond is an Anishinabe scholar (Bigitigong Anishinabe, Bear clan) at Western University where she holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health and the Environment. In 2014, Dr. Richmond was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.  Dr. Richmond’s research is framed by community-based approaches that aim to understand the multifaceted relationship between health and environment in the Indigenous context.  She has been recipient to greater than $5M from Canadian Tri-Council Granting Agencies, Government Departments, and Non-profit organizations to collaborate with various First Nation communities and Aboriginal organizations to study these important issues. Dr. Richmond has published widely in the health and social sciences and she routinely provides reviews for a number of Canadian and international agencies and journals, including Canada’s Tri-council granting agencies. Dr. Richmond supports a number of graduate trainees in her Indigenous Health Lab, located in the Faculty of Social Science at Western University.  In 2015, Dr. Richmond was awarded the Julian M. Szeicz Award from the Canadian Association of Geographers, in recognition for her early research excellence.  Also in 2015, Dr. Richmond was inducted to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars.