Rural and Northern Health (PhD)

Overview

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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Program Details

Faculty Members

Sessional Faculty 

Diana Urajnik

Supervisory Faculty

One of the most important aspects of graduate training is the timely, clear identification of a Supervisor for each graduate student.  

All applicants must have a potential supervisor before applying. The supervisor can provide guidance on the application process, the proposed program of research and is required to sign the Supplementary Application form to confirm their review of your application and commitment to supervise. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors early to discuss common research interests and potential for supervision.
 

Name

Department

Accreditation Status

Research Interests

Cheu, Hoi

English

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/hcheu

 

Coholic, Diana

Social Work

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/dcoholic

Couture, Roger

Human Kinetics

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/rcouture

Dorman, Sandra

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sdorman

Eger, Tammy

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/teger

Emond, Michael

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/memond

Gauthier, Alain

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/agauthier

Grenier, Sylvain

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sgrenier

Hien, Amélie

Études françaises

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ahien

James, Susan

Midwifery

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sjames

Kauppi, Carol

Social Work

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ckauppi

Kpazai, Georges

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/gkpazai

Larivière, Céline

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/clariviere

Larivière, Michel

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/mlariviere

Larocque, Sylvie

Sciences infirmières

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/slarocque

Lavoie, Anne-Marise

Nursing

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/amlavoie

Lefebvre, Pascal

Orthophonie

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/plefebvre2

Lewko, John

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jlewko

Lightfoot, Nancy

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/nlightfoot

Maar, Marion

NOSM

Supervisor

https://www.nosm.ca/faculty/human-sciences/faculty-by-rank/marion-maar-ph-d/

Marsh, David

NOSM

Supervisor

https://www.nosm.ca/research/dr-david-marsh/

Minor-Corriveau, Michèle

Orthophonie

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/mminorcorriveau

Montgomery, Phyllis

Nursing

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/pmontgomery

Oddson, Bruce

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/boddson

Perron, Melanie

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/mperron

Pianosi, Birgit

Gerontology

Supervisor

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Birgit_Pianosi

Ritchie, Stephen

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sritchie

Rousseau, Luc

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/lrousseau

Schweinbenz, Amanda

Human Kinetics

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/aschweinbenz

Spoel, Philippa

English

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/pspoel

Strasser, Roger

Emeritus

Supervisor

https://www.ices.on.ca/About-ICES/Board-of-Directors/Bios/Roger-Strasser-bio

Toulouse, Pamela

Indigenous Relations

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ptoulouse

Tremblay, Line

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ltremblay

Tufford, Lea

Social Work

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ltufford

Urajnik, Diana

McMaster U

Co-Supervisor

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2045305984_Diana_Urajnik

Venkataraman, Krishnan

Gerontology

Co-Supervisor

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Krishnan_Venkataraman2

Virchez, Jorge

Géographie

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jvirchez

Walker, Jennifer

Rural & Northern Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/JWalker2

Watson, Shelley

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/swatson

Wenghofer, Elizabeth

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ewenghofer

Whissell, Cynthia

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/cwhissell

Yantzi, Nicole

Environmental Studies

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/nyantzi

Young, Nancy

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/nyoung

John Lewko

John Lewko

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Nancy Lightfoot

Nancy Lightfoot

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Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker

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Elizabeth Wenghofer

Elizabeth Wenghofer

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Nancy Young

Nancy Young

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