Dr. Jenna Webber is dedicated to health equity and holds social accountability of paramount importance both in research and in health care delivery. She is passionate about Public Health and Emergency Medicine, specifically within rural, remote, high risk and disaster settings.
Born and raised in rural Northern Ontario, Jenna completed her H.BHSc at McMaster University, then returned North to earn her MD at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). During this training she was fortunate to spend time living in Wiikwemikoong First Nation - learning from its elders and care providers.
During the current year of her residency, Jenna has chosen to deepen her cultural understanding and ability to provide competent, sensitive care for Indigenous peoples in Ontario by training within Moose Factory and Sioux Lookout.
Throughout her undergraduate, medical and residency training, Jenna has dedicated herself to caring for special populations, including LGBTQ+ peoples, refugees, persons using illicit substances, as well as women and children living under oppressive governmental regimes. She has created and delivered medical student trainings with community partners across North, South and Central America, and has developed and implemented multiple global advocacy and engagement campaigns for medical students with respect to LGBTQ+ as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
Jenna's most recent local works have centred on training medical providers in the provision of trauma informed care, especially for persons who use illicit substances. She has been working closely with the local Overdose Prevention Site, Substance Treatment and Rehabilitation Team, as well as paramedic and emergency department services to create user friendly tools and trainings to increase safety of care and access to key community resources within the setting of the current opioid epidemic.