PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

PHIRN Doctoral Awards 2011 & 2012

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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.



Paola Calvasina Is there an oral healthy immigrant effect? Examining the determinants of oral health among Latin American immigrants in Canada
Joanne Crawford Cancer screening and health inequities among South Asian immigrants in Ontario
Michelle Firestone Health priorities of diverse urban Aboriginal populations in Ontario
Stephanie Montesanti Community participation in local health system decision-making
Robyn Plunkett Churches and health promotion for rural women in Ontario
Sarah Wiebe On‐reserve environmental health and public policy: The case of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reserve
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