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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
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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
Note– Dr. Waldron is available for interview today at 1:30pm and 3:00pm