Lonnie Embleton is a global health researcher who is passionate about generating high quality evidence to positively influence change to address health and social inequities affecting vulnerable populations. She is currently the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) housed at York University. Prior to joining the COH, she spent 10 years living and working in Kenya and conducting research with children and youth in street situations concerning their sexual and reproductive health, HIV, substance use, human rights, gender equality, livelihoods, and social policy through the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare. In 2017, she was a recipient of the prestigious Vanier Scholarship. Lonnie holds a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and an MPH from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.