qualifications: BEng, MD, MBA (Finance)
Dr Chris Ashton is lead consultant with HarbourFront Health Group and has over three decades of experience in rural and remote health, initially from the front lines as a family doctor, followed by a research-based consultancy from coast to coast to coast across Canada. He has particular interests in equitable access to care and the economics of improving health status through innovative programs and services in rural and remote healthcare delivery. He is currently exploring means to address mental health and substance use disorders in the context of social determinants of health and epigenetics. Chris is passionate about reviewing and contributing to the academic literature, and particularly enjoys personal time on the land to contemplate new ideas.