John Taplin, ACP MSc (he/him)
John has over 17 years of experience as a paramedic and has a Master of Science in Community Health Sciences from the University of Calgary, specializing in health economics. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Calgary and has worked in diverse roles as an Advanced Care Paramedic, in leadership, as a Policy Analyst for the Government of Alberta, and as a Research Analyst with the Health Technology Assessment Unit at the University of Calgary. He was the recipient of the 2017 EMS Foundation SEEDS scholarship, assisted in the development and implementation of a First Nation community paramedic program in 2020, and is a Senior Specialist with Alberta Health Services Provincial Clinical Excellence on the Innovation and Business Intelligence Team, providing expert consultation to improve health service delivery and outcomes. He is passionate about addressing inequities through a value-based approach.