Population health training that works: Strengthening the interface between research, policy and community

Last Updated: December 20, 2012

Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Bonnie Jeffery, PhD (Co-Investigator)

Population health research seeks to better understand health determinants embedded in our social, economic, and political systems. Between 2002 and 2008, the Community and Population Health Research Training Program facilitated an interdisciplinary approach to population health research for students in Saskatchewan, a process that included nationally and internationally renowned guest lecturers.  George Maslany, University of Regina, is the other Co‐Principal Investigator.

Goals / Outcomes: The objective was to expose trainees to new ways of framing research questions, applying research methodologies, and disseminating research knowledge to influence public policies. The program successfully trained 27 different researchers and scholars from 13 different disciplines. The trainees received mentorship from more than 30 faculty members from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. The numerous achievements of these students serve to show the high quality of training they have received.

Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Training Program Initiative