With climate change conditions favouring the spread of wildfires in Canada – even increasingly affecting the north and subarctic regions in Canada – it is important to address the impact of fire and smoke on the mental health and livelihoods of northern populations, says public health professor Warren Dodd.
How healthy are our eating patterns? Based on nationally representative data from 2011-2012, the average Healthy Eating Index (HEI) score among Americans was 57 out of a possible 100 points, indicating that there is a long way to go in shifting the population’s consumption patterns toward dietary recommendations.
While more and more older adults are living with dementia, many are living well, thanks in part to researchers like Carrie McAiney. She works together with individuals with dementia, their families, and care partners to understand and address their future and current needs.
The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), headed by School of Public Health and Health Systems professor Plinio Morita, was one of three $25,000 winners in a national competition aimed at generating new methods to collect and use data in public health monitoring.
The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) has named Ellen MacEachen, professor and associate director in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, a member of the newly formed 14-person Labour Market Information Experts Panel.