Women’s Health Scholars and Chairs

Women’s Health Research in Ontario

We know that women’s health is deeply relevant to everyone – healthy families, communities and societies are supported by healthy women.

Women have unique health care needs that go beyond reproductive health. In addition to their unique needs, many health issues that affect both men and women have different implications for women. Economic, political, and social forces also influence women’s health and their access to care. In Ontario, research in women’s health is taking place across the province; from the academic setting to the local community, from the laboratory to the community health centre.

By working together to advance health research for women, we can improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Ontario and beyond.

 

Chairs in Women’s Health

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, endowed Chairs in Women’s Health have been established at four universities in Ontario. The Chairs focus on identifying and addressing the health care needs of women and aim to advance policy relevant research, knowledge, mentorship and service in women’s health and population health.

 

Ontario Chairs in Women’s Health

Dr. Angel Foster

Dr. Angel Foster
University of Ottawa

Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe

Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe
Western University

Dr. Nazilla Khanlou

Dr. Nazilla Khanlou
York University

Dr. Nazilla Khanlou

Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis
University of Toronto

Women’s Health Scholars

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, a Scholar Awards Program in Women's Health has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains renowned women's health scholars. The community of women's health scholars fostered by this Awards program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge about women's health and its translation into improved health for women, more effective health services and products for women, and a strengthened heath care system.

For more information about the Scholar Awards Program in Women’s Health, please see the website of the Council of Ontario Universities.

Ontario Women’s Health Scholar Award Winners | 2015-16

Kelly D. Coons

Kelly D. Coons
Laurentian University

Robyn Jackowich

Robyn Jackowich
University of British Columbia

Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji

Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji
Carleton University

Melissa Kimber

Melissa Kimber
McMaster University

Catherine Nevin

Catherine Nevin
University of Guelph

Maurice Pasternak

Maurice Pasternak
University of Toronto

Carley J. Pope

Carley J. Pope
Lakehead University

Ami Tint

Ami Tint
McGill University

Christina van den Brink

Christina van den Brink
York University

Ontario Women’s Health Scholar Award Winners | 2014-15

Tara Gralnick

Tara Gralnick
University of Toronto

Kara Hawkins

Kara Hawkins
York University

Alex Kitson

Alex Kitson
University of Toronto

Dziyana Kraskouskaya

Dziyana Kraskouskaya
University of Toronto

Kristin Marks

Kristin Marks
University of Waterloo

Maurice Pasternak

Maurice Pasternak
University of Toronto

Ontario Women’s Health Scholar Award Winners | 2013-14

Nicole Etherington

Nicole Etherington
Western University

Jillian Gedeon

Jillian Gedeon
University of Ottawa

Kara Hawkins

Kara Hawkins
York University

Krystal Kehoe MacLeod

Krystal Kehoe MacLeod
Carleton University

Andrea LaMarre

Andrea LaMarre
University of Guelph

Amanda Lorbergs

Amanda Lorbergs
McMaster University

Bharati Sethi

Bharati Sethi
Wilfrid Laurier University

Angela Zhang

Angela Zhang
University of Toronto