Rural and Northern Health (PhD)


Enhance and promote the quality and quantity of research focused on rural and northern health.

Train to become high-quality professionals in health research.

Choose from two fields of study, health services, and health policy, with supported research in the following areas: Aboriginal health, epidemiology, children’s health, health administration, health policy, promotion, and services, environmental, mental, and occupational health, and population health in vulnerable people.

Promote the growth and development of health research expertise in the north and strengthen partnerships with community health organizations. Work closely with other LU research centres, such as, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR), Evaluating Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), Centre for Research in Human Development and Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH).

Key Features

Learn from experienced research faculty from across the health sciences, social sciences, basic sciences, and humanities.
Available full or part-time. Full-time students benefit from a guaranteed graduate teaching assistantship.
Training is achieved through core courses, a comprehensive exam process, and the development and defense of a thesis.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: health administration, public health, research and academics. 

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.


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