Dr. Heather Boon is Vice Provost, Faculty and Academic Life, University of Toronto, Canada. She is a pharmacist and is appointed as a Full Professor at the University of Toronto. Previously she served as Dean at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Her research interests focus on the safety, efficacy and regulation of natural health products and traditional medicine as well as questions regarding how these products and therapies are included (or not) in the Canadian health care system. She is the author of several textbooks on natural health products and over 150 academic publications in the area.