Beth Potter has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Western Ontario. She is currently an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and the University Research Chair in Health Services for Children with Rare Diseases at the University of Ottawa. She is also an Affiliate Investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and a Senior Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Her research focuses on developing evidence to improve health care for children with rare genetic diseases and to inform newborn screening programs. She is Principal Investigator for the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network (www.cimdrn.ca), a network of 14 Canadian treatment centres and more than 50 researchers with funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She uses mixed methods to study clinical care and outcomes, health care experiences, and health system impacts for children diagnosed with rare metabolic diseases.