Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed, was recently appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia, having previously served as the Medical Officer of Health for the Capital District Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre. A native of Prince Edward Island, Dr. Watson-Creed completed an MSc in Biochemistry before completing her medical school at Dalhousie University in 1999. She provides consultative advice and strategic oversight to district health authorities by working with district health authority public health staff on matters of population health and is also responsible for administering the Health Protection Act of Nova Scotia. She is on the Board of Engage Nova Scotia and served on the One NS commission. She is a dedicated leader and a passionate advocate for the role public health can play in advancing health equity.