Lydia-Joi Marshall

President of the Board of Directors
Black Health Alliance & CIHR Anti-Racism External Advisory Committee


Lydia-Joi Marshall is a proud Caribbean Canadian woman who galvanizes people to advocate for their well-being and challenges exiting barriers in healthcare. Ms. Marshall currently serves as the president of the Board of directors of the Black Health Alliance, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism. Academically she lends her expertise from her BSc. in Biology from Western University and MSc. in Human Genetics from Howard University. Lydia-Joi consistently strives to challenge diverse groups to examine systemic disparities, and has done so through many platforms including multi-disciplinary published research, leading dynamic international workshops and most recently as a TEDx Toronto Speaker. Whether in the lab or travelling the globe, Lydia-Joi embodies the spirit of unity and growth. Bringing this energy to all she pursues, with the intention to bring to call to action our collective call for equity.