Dr. Salvalaggio is a family physician researcher invested both clinically and academically in inner city health. Her clinical practice includes family practice work with medically and socially complex inner city patients as well as low risk obstetrical practice. She is well versed in addiction medicine, attachment and continuity concepts, and community engagement as a result of her primary care training. She holds a Masters of Science from the University of Alberta School of Public Health, during which time she completed a Masters thesis entitled “Patient-Provider Rapport in the Health Care of People Who Inject Drugs”. She has experience in mixed methods, knowledge translation, and community engaged research and has been an active contributor to several inner city health service research initiatives. Her established relationships with inner city stakeholders has allowed her to develop effective recruitment, retention, and community consultation and dissemination procedures for vulnerable women. She is the research director of Edmonton's Inner City Health and Wellness Program.