Health Equity Research

We embrace the notion of fairness. Health inequities occur when this notion is challenged; leading to poor health outcomes across social, demographic and geographic groups of people. Through our research, we strive to identify, prevent and remove these barriers to health.

Faculty members involved in Health Equity Research include:

Dr. Anthony de Padua - My research goal is to engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals in order to achieve a more equal partnership within the health care system.

Dr. Susan Fowler-Kerry - My program of research emphasizes the rights of individuals and communities to access health care services, in the areas of paediatric palliative care, adolescent reproductive health education, and culturally competent care for refugee woman and children. I aim to build capacity between and among communities, stakeholders, policy makers, educators, and researchers at the local and global levels.

April Mackey - Through community engagement, I work with marginalized populations of women to promote development of agency and empowerment in the face of social injustice and health disparities.

Dr. Wanda Martin - I work with community partners to improve health through community food security, quality housing, and environmental sustainability practices.

Dr. Pammla Petrucka - I conduct research with populations with potential (often seen as vulnerable or marginalized individuals), who are frequently left behind in terms of achievement of health outcomes at local and/or global levels.

Dr. Louise Racine - My research focuses on the health and well-being of non-Western immigrants and refugees, including children and youth. I am interested in how nursing and health issues intersect with race, gender, and social class to affect equitable access and utilization of health care services.

Dr. Solina Richter - My research focuses on the social determinants of health and front line practices that protect and promote the health of low socioeconomic populations. I am leading global research projects to understand the complexities and intersections of culture, gender, and indigenization. I am committed to the globalization of students and faculty members to advance global consciousness; promoting global health initiatives through education, research, and service activities.