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HPI Research Scholars In the News

 

Building capacity for the next generation of Indigenous health research scholars

HPI Research Scholar Debbie Martin a recent recipient of a $999,990 Training Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (CIHR-IAPH) for an innovative new initiative called the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship (AIM) Network.

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HPI at CPHA - Public Health 2017

 

The Canadian Public Health Conference - Public Healh 2017 - is in Halifax from June 5th to June 8th. Several HPI Research Scholars are presenting and are listed below. Or donwload Healthy Populations Institute at CPHA for a print version.  

Monday, June 5, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pre-Conference

Jacqueline Gahagan
Setting the stage to advance sexual health promotion in Canada
Room 200 C1

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Workshop

Grace Warner, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Robin Urquhart, Logan Lawrence, Robyn Burns, Brad Meisner
Applying Implementation Science frameworks to public health research
Room 304 - 306

Symposium

Jacqueline Gahagan
Making the case: Population mental health promotion for youth as an essential focus for public health
Room 200E

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

*Come and visit HPI's booth in the Exhibitors' Hall - #18

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Posters - Room 100

Julia Kontak
Taking bullying by the horns: Examining the prospective relationship between childhood bullying behaviours and subsequent physician-diagnosed internalizing disorders - #11

Caitlyn Ayn
Promoting oral health by supporting dental education: A mixed methods approach to understanding students perspectives and needs in communication skills learning (CSL) - #68

Kaleigh Meisner
The use of mobile apps in the workplace: A process and outcome evaluation - #70

Barb Hamilton-Hinch
"Minority stress" and its impact on the health and well-being of women of African ancestry living in Nova Scotia - #77

Jacqueline Gahagan
Improving pathways to LGBTQ health in Nova Scotia: Implications for public health practitioners - #91

Lois Jackson
It shouldn't be this difficult to be who you are: Transgender adults' experiences with discrimination in the Nova Scotia healthcare system - #94

Lois Jackson
Planting seeds for healthy youth: Exploring parents' perceptions of a community-based program in Halifax, Nova Scotia - #95

Mohammad Hajizadeh
Socio-economic inequalities in health among off-reserve Indigenous-Canadians: Trends and determinants - #121

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Oral Presentation #5

Sara Torres
Working together to prevent adverse childhood events among immigrant and refugee families
Room 302

Oral Presentation #6

Jacqueline Gahagan
Improving pathways to LGBTQ health in Nova Scotia: Implications for public health practitioners
Room 303

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Networking Reception with Exhibitors:

*Come and visit HPI's booth in the Exhibitors' Hall - #18

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Symposium

Sara Kirk, Jessie-Lee McIsaac
Learning as we grow: Comparing approaches to creating and implementing integrated children's centres across Canada
Room 301

Symposium

Jacqueline Gahagan, Session Chair
The HIV and STBBI landscape in Canada: Is it time for a national sexual health promotion strategy in support of providers with patients using self-directed HIV and STBBI testing approaches?
Room 302

Workshop

Maureen Summers, Panel Member
Careers in Public Health: Focusing your career search
Room 304 - 306

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
12:00 Noon - 1:45 pm
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors:

*Come and visit HPI's booth in the Exhibitors' Hall - #18

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Symposium

Lois Jackson, Session Chair
Public health and harm reduction: Current challenges and future needs
Room 301

Thursday, June 8, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Symposium

Jacqueline Gahagan, Session Chair;
Lois Jackson, Sara Brushett, Presenters
Emerging leaders in health promotion in Canada: Future directions and contributions in addressing the needs of marginalized populations
Room 101

Symposium

Ingrid Waldron
Environmental racism: Health impacts and promising responses
Room 202 - 203

Symposium

Lisa Lachance
Transforming youth mental health services: A model for overcoming sector, discipline and geographical divides to achieve improved health outcomes
Room 303

Thursday, June 8, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Oral Presentation #17

Jacqueline Gahagan
Sex and gender in public health research, policy and practice: Mobilizing and transforming system-level change
Room 202 - 203

Oral Presentation #19

Lisa Lachance
Hubs, tools & community – How to increase community capacity to support youth mental health
Room 200 C1

Oral Presentation #23

Jessie-Lee McIsaac
Factors influencing implementation of school food and nutrition policies: A scoping review
Room 301

Oral Presentation #23

Jessie-Lee McIsaac
Examining 'Integrated knowledge translation' in a school-based population health intervention research project - Room 301

 

Spring 2017 sees significant recognition for Dr. Ingrid Waldron's ENRICH project

Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor at the Dalhousie School of Nursing and Associate Research Scholar with the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI), has seen several significant milestones in her work this spring. Dr. Waldron was awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant, her Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (ENRICH Project) launched a new provincial Environmental Bill of Rights, was featured as a case study at the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health and formed a new, non-governmental organization (NGO).

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HPI Student Research Scholar Nicole Doria a Dalhousie Govenors' Award Winner

Nicole Doria (Health Promotion, master's)
A passionate advocate for research and community impact.

 

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Dr Sheri Price receives 2017 Excellence in Nursing Award

 

Congratulations to HPI Research Scholar Sheri Price who has been selected to receive the College of Registered Nurses' 2017 Excellence in Nursing Research award.  Sheri was nominated by her peers and evaluated by an Awards Selection Committee.  The Award will be presented at the College’s Annual Celebration of Nursing Awards Banquet on May 11.

 

Health Mythbuster Dr. Brad Meisner  


Health mythbusters is a regular column in which FHP researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues.  This month, Dr. Marie Earl and Dr. Brad Meisner tackle two common myths related to falls prevention.

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Faculty of Health Profession Profiles Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh

Name: Mohammad Hajizadeh
Title(s): Assistant Professor
Degrees: Ph.D. Economics, MSc Health Economics, BA Health Admin
FHP School: Health Administration
Years employed at Dal: 2 years (Started in July of 2014)

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HPI welcomes Dr. Sara Kirk as Scientific Director

 

The Faculties of Health Professions, Dentistry and Medicine are pleased to announce that HPI Senior Research Scholar, Dr. Sara Kirk, has been appointed Scientific Director.

Dr. Kirk is a Professor of Health Promotion and Canada Research Chair in the School of Health and Human Performance with cross-appointments in Community Health and Epidemiology and at the IWK Health Centre. She is also a senior scientist with the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. Originally from the UK, she moved to Canada in December 2006, and heads the Applied Research Collaborations for Health (ARCH) research group. Her research program uses a socio-ecological approach to better understand how we can create supportive environments for chronic disease prevention.

Dr. Kirk has been a Senior Research Scholar with the Healthy Populations Institute since 2014 and was previously a Research Associate with the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC). She will commence a two-year term as Scientific Director on August 1, 2016.

 

 

 

Mary McNally Named 2016 ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence

Congratulations to HPI Research Scholar, Dr. Mary McNally of the Faculty of Dentistry, who has been named the 2016 ADEA Enid A. Neidle scholar-in-residence. The scholar receives a stipend up to $15,000 to pursue a cumulative two to three-month fellowship at the ADEA Office in Washington, D.C. The scholar’s institution continues to provide salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the experience. While in Washington, DC, the scholar will gain a distinct perspective on issues facing women faculty including promotion, advancement and tenure policies, entry and re-entry into the workforce, child care and elder care, women’s health, work patterns, advanced education and research opportunities, and other gender-related issues.  

 

 

Dr. Lois Jackson receives Patricia Cleave Award for Outstanding Leadership


Dr. Lois Jackson has received the Patricia Cleave Award for Outstanding Leadership in recognition of her role in the transformation of the Atlantic Health Promtion Research Centre into the Healthy Populations Institute.

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