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Health Research Expertise

 

 

The Health Research Unit provides expertise to organizations and agencies to design and conduct population health research.

 
Area
 
 Description
 
 People
 
 
Population Health
 The study of the patterns of health determinants, health outcomes, and the policies and interventions in a population, group of individuals or community.
Bill Bavington
Sharon Buehler
Roy West
 
 
Specific Sub-Areas of Population Health
 
 
 
Aboriginal Health
Studies which addresse the health of aboriginal populations in a holistic manner, incorporating body, mind, spirit, land, social and physical environment and cultural status of the respective community.
Bill Bavington
Shree Mulay
Atanu Sarkar
 
Child and Youth Health
 
 
Global Health
Studies examining the health of populations within a global context with a focus on improving health and equity in health care.
Bill Bavington
Atanu Sarkar
 
 
Maternal Health
Studies of the complexities and differences in the ehalth of mothers including attention to subjectivity and identity, experiences and roles, ideology, and institutional policy, practices, advocacy, and activism.
Diana Gustafson
Shree Mulay
 
Mental Health
Studies that examine the social, psychological and biological factors that influence cognitive or emotional well being.
 
 
Disease and Injury Prevention
Studying the delivery and impact of specific programs to screen for and prevent diseases and injuries.
Bill Bavington
Sharon Buehler
Roy West
  
 Ethics and Privacy
Studies and investigations examining ethical issues and privacy rights in relation to public health, health care and health information.
Sharon Buehler
Roy West
 
 
Environmental Health
Studies comprise of those aspects of human health, including quality of life, which are determined by physical, chemical, biological factors in the environment.
 
 
Epidemiology and Surveillance
Describing the causes and distribution of diseases and monitoring their level in a community.
Bill Bavington
Sharon Buehler
Roy West
 
Health Economics
Studies that examine the costs and benefits of health, health services and medical care.
  
 
Health Information
Studies reviewing, interpreting, or analyzing health statistics or data produced by the system for use by planners and decision-makers.
Sharon Buehler
  
 
Health Policy
Investigating the impact of public policies on the health of individuals and communities.
Peter Wang
Roy West
 
 
Health Promotion
Evaluating the variety of tools and strategies such as education, community mobilization and advocacy that help individuals and communities achieve health and wellness.
Roy West
 
 
Health Protection
Investigations and studies into the services (performed, provided or arranged) that are used to protect physical and mental well-being in a population.
Roy West
 
 
Health Services
Studies that help to improve the quality, organization and management of health services and systems.
Sharon Buehler
Roy West
   
Nutrition
 Studies that deal with the art and science of promoting population health status through the food and nutrition system.

Health Statistics
  Veeresh Gadag
Yanqing Yi

 
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