Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal cancers to affect Canadians. While research globally shows associations between socioeconomic status and pancreatic cancer burden, no studies have yet been conducted to demonstrate this in a pan-Canadian context.
Dr. Catherine L. Mah (School of Health Administration, HPI) is one of the Chief Investigators for the study Giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children the Best Start in Life: Improving Healthy Food Affordability and Food Security in Remote Australia. She is the Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations in the Faculty of Health and an Associate Professor.
"Socioeconomic inequalities in psychological distress and suicidal behaviours among Indigenous peoples living off-reserve in Canada" was published March 25, 2019. Study co-authors are Dr. Amy Bombay, Dal Faculty of Health, (Nursing) and Medicine (Psychiatry) and Dr. Yukiko Asada, Dal Faculty of Medicine (Community Health and Epidemiology).