Dr. Monique Gignac is Scientific Director and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Her research expertise is in the areas of health and social psychology, including psychosocial factors like stress, coping, and adaptation and their importance in understanding the impact of long-term conditions on the lives of adults across the life course. Of particular interest is research on workplace communication, privacy, and accommodation needs. Dr. Gignac has a strong collaborative program of research and study designs in her research program span community health surveys, qualitative research, intervention studies, measurement design and evaluation, and analyses of population health datasets. She has received recognition for her research, leadership, and service with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), and recognition awards from the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (2011), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIRH), and the international Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP).