Dorothy Nelson

Advisory Members/Patient Partners


Dorothy has been a Patient Research Partner since 2016 and has working experience in Behavioral Psychology, Lifeskills Coaching, and Environmental Sciences. As of 2022, Dorothy is a Patient and Community Engagement Researcher (PaCER) with the University of Calgary and the AbSPOR platform.

My experience includes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer (as a caregiver), and eye disease. These conditions have shaped how I view the healthcare system. I am now celebrating 54 years as a Type 1 diabetic, which has come with other health complications. Regardless, I am looking to push this aging number actively. I am retired from the normal workforce and have developed new skills online. I am now exploring opportunities in research as a patient partner, which is an incredible opportunity. In my spare time, I am a beekeeper.