My research investigates associations between weather and Indigenous health in the context of climate change. I collaborate with Indigenous partners to prioritize climate-related health actions, planning, interventions, and research.
I am co-lead the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change (IHACC) program, an international research initiative that works closely with Indigenous peoples and their organizations in the Canadian Arctic, Ugandan Impenetrable Forest, and the Peruvian Amazon. The program aims to utilize science and Indigenous knowledge to strengthen health systems in light of a rapidly changing climate, within three areas of foci: food security; malaria; and foodborne and waterborne disease.
PhD, University of Guelph, 2013
MSc, University of Guelph, 2009
Students will be expected to apply knowledge of selected social determinants of health to multi-level interventions to improve health of individuals, communities, and populations. The course takes an ecological approach to the analysis of health needs and the design of public health actions. Students will apply key social science theories to the analysis of social determinants of health. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.Fall Term 2021 Fall Term 2022
Funded by CIHR Team GrantIHACC