Colonel Helen Wright, CD, MD, MSc, MPH, CCFP, ABPM(AM)

Col Wright is a physician in the Royal Canadian Air Force with training in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Public Health and Flight Safety. She started her career as an aerospace physiologist working extensively in aviation human factors and flight safety, and among other projects such as aircraft emergency survival kits, she did a Master’s degree studying G forces in the CF18. Col Wright then re-trained as a physician and further pursued her keen interest in supporting aviation operations with a second residency in Aerospace Medicine with the US Navy. Col Wright relished her time as 1 Canadian Air Division Surgeon where she administered the Canadian Armed Forces medical standards for aircrew and aeromedical evacuation.

Col Wright's deployments include Pakistan on a humanitarian mission, Afghanistan at a multinational field hospital, and a year in Iraq working with the Iraq military and police to improve their medical systems.