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Heather Manson, Chief, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
New: Scientist Profile 
Watch Dr. Heather Manson talk about:
  • What excites her about her work
  • The impact of her research
  • Why she chose PHO

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    Academic degrees and accreditations

    • Doctor of medicine, University of British Columbia
    • Master of health science (Health Care and Epidemiology), University of British Columbia
    • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), Internal Medicine, University of Toronto
    • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), Hematology, McMaster University

    Areas of expertise

    • Health promotion and chronic disease and injury prevention
    • Health and social burden of chronic diseases 
    • Health equity
    • Knowledge synthesis, exchange, and dissemination
    • Evidence-informed public health policy 
    • Evaluation of complex public health programs and systems

    PHO research interests

    • Evaluation of complex public health programs and systems.
    • Life course approach to chronic disease prevention.
    • Appraisal and synthesis of evidence to guide action for public health interventions planning and policy development.
    • Investigating the burden of chronic diseases and their risk factors, through a health equity and socio-ecological lens.
    • Investigating health promotion processes and strategies.

    Current PHO research activities

    • Leading a project to describe neighbourhood walkability in Canada and investigate its potential association with physical activity, obesity, and diabetes. We are also examining how, and to what extent, these associations are influenced by factors such as age, sex, socioeconomic status, and climate. Collaborating with CAMH and other mental health stakeholders to better understand the role of public health in mental health promotion.
    • Principal investigator for a CIHR-funded dissemination grant that will develop composite personal perspectives (i.e., client narratives) to supplement the PHO and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) report on the burden of mental illness and addictions in Ontario.
    • Leading a province-wide process implementation evaluation of the renewed Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program in Ontario.
    • Co-principal knowledge user (Ontario) in the CIHR-funded project, Renewal of Public Health Systems (RePHS), which aims to compare the implementation and impact of the BC Core Public Health Functions framework and the Ontario Public Health Standards.

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