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Dr. Sylvia Abonyi PhD Researcher, Community Health and Epidemiology (University of Saskatchewan)

Dr. Abonyi is an anthropologist working primarily in the area of Aboriginal health. She explores the role of culture in health with a number of research projects located in northern and remote Saskatchewan and across the Prairie provinces. She is an associate professor with the University of Saskatchewan’s Community Health and Epidemiology Department. From 2005-2014, she held a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health.

Research Area(s)

  • The use of video and other multi-media technologies as knowledge exchange/translation tools
  • Medical/health anthropology
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Aboriginal health
  • Population health
  • Community-based research methods and ethics
  • Culture as a health determinant