Dr. Shanthi Johnson is currently the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Her research program involves health promotion and falls/injury prevention among older adults. Dr. Johnson has secured $10.7 million in research grants, delivered over 300 presentations, published over 150 articles and reports in prestigious journals such as the Lancet, appeared before the Canadian Senate Committee as an expert witness, and served on many grant adjudicating panels nationally and internationally. Since 2012, she has been serving on the National Seniors Council which advices the Government of Canada on aging issues. Other noteworthy roles/recognitions include: President of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Fulbright Scholar in the US, Endeavour Executive Fellow in Australia, and DAAD Scholar in Germany among others. Given her research leadership, she has been awarded fellow status with Dietitians of Canada (FDC), the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), and the Gerontological Society of America (FGSA), only person in Canada with this recognition. In 2014, Dr. Johnson was named the Female Professional of the Year by the India Canada Chamber of Commerce and, in 2016, received the Award of Innovation by the Regina Chamber of Commerce.