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Research capacity to address vexing public health issues has grown considerably over the past decade. This presentation will describe challenging gaps in public health evidence that need to be addressed to adequately inform public health practice, programs, and policies. Using examples from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, new and emerging initiatives that aim to address the challenges will be highlighted. Funding opportunities will also be discussed.
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Presenter: Nancy Edwards
Nancy Edwards is a Distinguished Professor, University of Ottawa, and Full Professor in the School of Nursing. She was appointed Scientific Director, Institute of Population and Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research in July, 2008. Dr. Edwards obtained her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Windsor and completed graduate studies in epidemiology at McMaster University and McGill University. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Edwards’ clinical and research interests are in the fields of public and population health. She has conducted health services, policy and clinical research both nationally and internationally. Her research has informed the design and evaluation of complex multi-level and multi-strategy community health programs. Her work in global health has spanned four continents where she has led both development-oriented and research-focused projects.
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