Jasmine Brown is the Director of Communications at the Institute of Health Economics (IHE). She is also PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta, and research coordinator for a joint study between the University of Alberta and IHE examining ways in which to support maternal health and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through use of new technology. Prior to joining the Institute, she served as Principal Secretary and Policy Advisor to the late Honourable James M. Flaherty, former Federal Finance Minister, and advised him in his creation of two federal budgets. She also acted as Special Assistant to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada. She has lived and/or explored almost every region in Canada, venturing as far North as Resolute Bay. She is an avid outdoorswoman, and a strong supporter of her community, with a diverse history of volunteer experience. Jasmine holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta.