Division of Community Health and Humanities

The Division of Community Health & Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland aims to improve the health of the community through education, research and service that is focused on the prevention of disease and the protection and promotion of health. We invite you to browse through our site to learn more about who we are, the programs we offer, and the services we provide.

Tenure Track positions for Indigenous Scholars
The Division of Community Health and Humanities invites applications from Indigenous scholars with expertise in any discipline relevant to the fields of population health, bioethics, or applied health research.
The Division is already home to faculty with a wide range of disciplines – including epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and bioethics, public health, nutrition, environmental science, occupational health sciences, and law. 
This opportunity is open to individuals who identify with an Indigenous community, have a PhD, and are ready to join our academic family at the level of assistant or associate professor.  Individuals close to completing their PhD are also eligible.
The closing date is November 30, 2020.
Full details are available here.
If you would like to discuss this or learn more, Dr. Brenda Wilson (Associate Dean of Community Health and Humanities) will be happy to connect with you – please email chh.adminassistant@med.mun.ca.

Community Health in the News
November 12, 2020
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have heard from Dr. Janice Fitzgerald almost every day since March, when she became the face, and voice, of the province’s COVID-19 updates.
October 23, 2020
Arifur Rahman and Om Prakash Yadav recently received pretty prestigious awards for their research. Both graduate learners are supervised by Dr. Atanu Sarkar in the Division of Community Health and Humanities.
September 16, 2020
Dr. Nathaniel Pollock is ending his educational career at Memorial on high note.
Dr. Pollock, who started as a graduate diploma student in 2009, graduated with his PhD in 2019. His work garnered him two prestigious convocation awards recently: The Governor General’s Gold Medal in Graduate Studies and the Dr. Sharon Buehler Community Health and Humanities Convocation Award.
July 31, 2020
Cancer has become increasingly prevalent in First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in recent decades in Canada. In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of death for Indigenous peoples.
Dr. Jennifer Shea is hoping that her latest research project will help by making cancer care delivery more culturally responsive and respectful.
May 4, 2020
Every waking hour of Dr. Natalie Bridger’s day is taken up with COVID-19. As clinical chief of Infection Prevention and Control for Eastern Health, Dr. Bridger is in meetings from morning until night since the pandemic started. She likens her days to the movie Groundhog Day.
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1st Annual CHH/CE Student Research Day 2020
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