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July 11, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on July 11, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can provide comment on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest.

North Atlantic Right Whale Entanglement - Six endangered North Atlantic Right Whales have been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence since early June with three more currently entangled.
Expert: Dr. Tonya Wimmer, Part-Time Academic, Department of Biology, Executive Director Marine Animal Response Society
Research Specialties: Marine Mammals
Contact: twimmer@dal.ca or twimmer@marineanimals.ca

Current Dalhousie Research 
Black Nova Scotian women's experiences with mental illness – Dr. Ingrid Waldron is currently conducting a one-year study is to gain insights from Black women in Halifax about the mental health issues they are struggling with, including how their mental health and well-being have been impacted by experiences related to race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, income, immigrant status, disability, and age; their beliefs about mental illness and help-seeking; how they seek help for and cope with mental health problems; and their perspectives on how a new mental health service for Black women can effectively address their mental health needs and priorities.
Expert: Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Chair, Dalhousie Black Faculty & Staff Caucus
Research Specialties: Medical sociology, sociology of health and illness, mental illness in black Canadian, Immigrant and Indigenous communities and environmental health inequities
Contact:iwaldron@Dal.Caand 902-494-4267
Note– Dr. Waldron is available for interview today at 1:30pm and 3:00pm