Dr. Fiest is an Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Community Health Sciences & Psychiatry at the University of Calgary. She is also Director of Research and Innovation in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Fiest received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary and completed post-doctoral training in neuro and psychiatric epidemiology from the University of Manitoba. Her research program focuses on advancing the science of patient and family-centered critical care research. Her current work examines the role of family in preventing, detecting, and managing delirium in the critically ill. Dr. Fiest also teaches Introduction to Epidemiology in the Department of Community Health Sciences graduate program.