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Research Chairs

Research chairs at the Faculty of Community Services advance new knowledge in the areas of urban health and patient-centred health interventions.

With their leadership, we are discovering new, evidence-based solutions that improve the health of individuals, families and communities.

Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Research Chair in Urban Health

Research Chair: Dr. Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

The primary purpose of this endowed chair is to develop and disseminate new knowledge in the area of urban health, incorporating the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice. More specifically, the chair has four main objectives:

  • To develop and expand an innovative program of research in urban health that can be used to inform practice, education and policy.
  • To build research capacity within the broad area of urban health through strategies such as providing mentorship and training to new and emerging scholars.
  • To take leadership in establishing research teams to investigate a range of foci in urban health.
  • To establish sustainable relationships with community partners and key academic stakeholders for the purpose of advancing urban health research with diverse communities

Canada Research Chair in Design and Evaluation of Patient-Centred Health Interventions (Tier 1)

Research Chair: Souraya Sidani, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

The primary purpose of this endowed chair is to develop and disseminate new knowledge in the area of urban health. More specifically, the chair has four main objectives:

  • To develop and expand an innovative program of research in urban health that can be used to inform practice, education and policy.

  • To build research capacity within the area of urban health through strategies such as providing mentorship and training to new and emerging scholars.

  • To create and maintain linkages with community partners to facilitate innovative collaborative initiatives.

  • To take leadership in establishing research teams to investigate a range of topics in urban health.