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Dr. Nancy Young

Rural and Northern Health - University Chair


Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children's Health

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Dr. Nancy Young is a full Professor in the School of Rural and Northern Health. She holds a Laurentian University Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children's Health. She is an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the SickKids Research Institute.

Dr. Young is working to ensure that children’s voices are heard through health research. A key component of her current research program focuses on Aboriginal children's well-being. She has developed strong collaborative research relationships with Aboriginal communities in Canada, and is working to implement culturally relevant measures that will inform the planning and evaluation of local programming on-reserve.

Dr. Young's team is the recipient of a $2 million Health System Research Fund (HSRF) grant from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for the project entitled Evaluation to Action: Integrating the Voices of Aboriginal Children (ETA). It will examine a tailored evaluation model in partnership with eight Aboriginal communities.