Nazeem Muhajarine will be director through 2018
July 16, 2013
The Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit is pleased to announce that Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine has accepted the role of Director of SPHERU for a five-year term.
The position officially runs from July 1, 2013 through 2018.
Dr. Tom McIntosh, who filled the position of Interim Director this past year, replacing Dr. Bonnie Jeffery, will be serving as Associate Director. McIntosh will also act as SPHERU’s point person for the University of Regina side of the unit.
“I am very pleased that Nazeem has agreed to serve as Director and am confident that the unit will continue to be in good hands over the coming years,” says McIntosh. “It would be hard to find someone more dedicated to the unit's continued success than Nazeem.”
Dr. Muhajarine is a social epidemiologist and heads up SPHERU's Healthy Children research. He is also head of the University of Saskatchewan’s Community Health and Epidemiology department. His work includes examining community and family contextual influences on child development and health and developing community-university research partnerships to improve knowledge creation, transfer and application.
“I am excited and look forward to working with my colleagues in SPHERU and growing the unit to a level of pre-eminence that it deserves. In the 13 years that SPHERU has been around it has made a mark provincially and nationally for its brand of population health research,” says Muhajarine. “I am committed to following this path and even more so, I am excited to ‘scale it up,’ and make SPHERU the pre-eminent research group for population health and intervention research in Canada.”
SPHERU is a bi-university interdisciplinary research unit committed to critical population health research, working from the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan and based out of three Saskatchewan sites: on the main campus at both universities and at a satellite office and research lab in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.