Applied Public Health Chairs

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Population and Public Health in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Centre de recherche en prévention de l'obésité, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are supporting the Applied Public Health Chairs. This program initially funded 15 Applied Public Health Chairs for a total investment of $15M over 5 years. There are currently 13 Applied Public Health Chairs.

The objectives of this initiative are to:

  • Support high quality and focused programs of policy and program intervention research of national relevance to public health
  • Foster formal linkages with the public health system to support the timely and effective application of research into policies, programs and practice.
  • Support Canadian universities to develop graduate and continuous education programs in public health
  • Stimulate innovative approaches in public health intervention research, mentorship, education and knowledge translation
  • Educate and mentor the current and next generation of public health researchers (trainees, post-graduate students and junior faculty), practitioners and policy makers.

Learn more about the Chairs and their research

Carolyn S. Dewa - Developing Effective Interventions for Mental Illness and Mental Health in the Working Population
Center for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto)
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James R. Dunn - Interventions in Residential Neighborhoods and Population Health: a Program of Research, Training, Mentoring and Knowledge Translation
McMaster University
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Benedikt Fischer - Infectious Diseases, Substance Use, Marginalized Populations and Public Health
Simon Fraser University
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Louise Fournier - Projet Dialogue: A Population Approach to Mental Health
Institut national de santé publique du Québec
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Lise Gauvin - The Montréal Lifestyle and Neighborhood
Université de Montréal
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Marjorie A. MacDonald - Public Health Education and Population Health Interventions
University of Victoria
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Douglas G. Manuel - Population Health Impact Intervention Assessment Tools (PHIIAT)
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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Patricia Martens - What Works at the Population Level? Program of Research Focusing
University of Manitoba
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Gilles Paradis - Chronic Disease Prevention
McGill University
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Ronald C. Plotnikoff - Physical Activity for Public Health (2008-2009)
University of Alberta

Kim D. Raine - Environmental and Population-based Strategies for Chronic Disease Prevention and the Promotion of Healthy Weights
University of Alberta
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Elizabeth M. Saewyc - Building Capacity for Population-level Monitoring and Interventions for Healthy Youth
University of British Columbia
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Janice M. Sargeant - Meeting the Zoonotic Disease Public Health Challenge: Integrated Methodologies for Research and Application
University of Guelph
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Alan Shiell - The Economics of Population Health Interventions (2008-2011)
University of Calgary

Jean A. Shoveller - Public Health Chair in Improving Youth Sexual Health
University of British Columbia
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