School of Rural and Northern Health, at Laurentian University, in Sudbury, ON, Canada
Dr. Lightfoot grew up in Toronto and spent many childhood summers with her grandparents in Bruce County. She obtained her degrees at the University of Toronto (B.Sc. (Microbiology) at Trinity College, M.Sc. (Microbiology), and Ph.D (Community Health , Epidemiology)). She was a Resident Junior Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. After graduation, she was the Epidemiologist and Head of the Cardiac Data Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.