Denise Stevens, Ph.D. has served for 20 years as President and founder of MATRIX Population Health Strategies (www.matrix-phs.com), a health and human service focused social enterprise that has provided guidance to governments (local, regional, national), industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and health care systems globally. She created MATRIX in 2001 to fill the gap between academia and the public and private sectors by integrating data science, evidence-based practices, health content expertise, and management consulting principles into health and human services practice. Denise received her doctorate from the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (YSPH) at Yale University’s School of Medicine. Prior to this she received her M.Sc. in Neuropsychology at the University of Otago, New Zealand and her B.Sc. in Biology and Psychology (Honours) from McMaster University, Canada. For over 20 years she served on the teaching faculty at Yale and she currently holds an adjunct appointment in Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine. She has served on numerous non-profit boards both local and national.