PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

PHIRN’s Ontario Doctoral Student in Population Health Award

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The Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is pleased to announce its new competition to support doctoral-level students conducting research on population health in Ontario. Eleven awards of $4,000 each have been awarded. The purpose of these awards is to provide financial assistance to doctoral students in their final years of study to help them complete their research on population health equity or population health interventions in Ontario.

PHIRN would like to Congratulate the following successful applicants:


Edwin Ng

Political and Welfare State Determinants of Social Inequalities and Population Health: A Time-Series Cross-Sectional Study of Canadian Provinces

Hasu Ghosh Understanding Urban Métis, First Nations and Professionals’ perceptions of Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes: A Community Based Study
Jane Polsky Exploring foodscapes in Southern Ontario: the role of the neighbourhood food environment, socioeconomic characteristics and individual-level factors in healthy eating and body weight
Janette Brual Exploring social determinants and the role of place among aging immigrants: challenging the health status and utilization of health services by later-life Filipinos in the Greater Toronto Area.
Maria Chiu Race, Ethnicity, Acculturation, and Cardiovascular Health (REACH):
A population-based study investigating ethnoracial difference in cardiovascular risk factors and disease in Ontario, Canada.
Tanya Morton Neighborhood Correlated of Childhood Injury: A Case Study of Toronto, Canada.
Dana Lynn Riley A Social Ecological Approach to Understanding Physical Activity. A mixed methods exploration of the individual, family and neighborhoods characteristics that influence physical activity among Family Heart Health Program participants.
David Williams One of OMHLTC mandatory programs is the promotion of the health of children and youth, improving perinatal outcomes is a key pathway in this effort.
Natalie Waldbrook An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Former Homelessness and Health in Older Age
Sara Torres Understanding policies targeting Community Health Workers/Lay Health Workers (CHWs/LHWs) and Personal Support Workers’ (PSWs) in caregiving and chronic disease prevention and management with immigrant and aboriginal populations in Ontario.
Stephanie Prince Built and social environmental determinants of physical activity, overweight and obesity in adults and children living in Ottawa, Canada
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:33 )