Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh (School of Health Administration) was awarded a third rapid response grant from the CIHR, the first to explore the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the second to understand and address vaccine hesitancy.
Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh, assistant professor in the School of Health Administration, is among researchers from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Health, that have been named as Dalhousie’s newest Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Chairs. The Killam Chairs are awarded to academics of the highest distinction at Dalhousie with appointments of up to five years.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to global shortages in the resources required to care for critically ill patients and to protect frontline healthcare providers. This study investigated physicians’ perceptions and experiences of caring for critically ill patients in the context of actual or anticipated resource strain during the COVID-19 pandemic, and explored implications for the healthcare workforce and the delivery of patient care.
In this session, Dr. Catherine Mah (MD, FRCPC, PhD) will draw on her wealth of experiences leading scholarship and grant review committees to assist students in preparing for post-graduate life. Sign up for this on Eventbright
Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh Jeanna Parsons Leigh is Medical Sociologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. She is currently leading a CIHR funded program of research to document levels of public awareness and understanding of COVID-19 in Canada with the ultimate goal to educate, engage and empower Canadians toward improved health literacy.
By examining Atlantic Canadians’ diets and purchasing in-depth, we can better understand how the pandemic will affect nutrition and health. More importantly, we can help governments to design economic and social policies that support healthy eating for all—during and after the pandemic.
Stephanie Brown (with files from Dawn Morrison, Monash University and The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation)
Friday, October 9, 2020
Catherine L. Mah (School of Health Administration, HPI) co-designed the study with her frequent collaborator and Chief Investigator A (equivalent to NPI) Julie Brimblecombe (Monash University). Dr. Mah is the Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations in the Faculty of Health and an Associate Professor. The project is the latest in a continuing collaboration between Dr. Mah and nutrition researchers and community partners from Australia.