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bourgeault Ivy Lynn Bourgeault is a Professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.  She holds the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources.  She is the lead coordinator of the pan Canadian Health Human Resources Network and the Scientific Director of the Ontario Health Human Resource Research Network both housed at the University of Ottawa .Dr. Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on health professions, health policy and women’s health.

Christopher J. Fries is a social and behavioural health scientist who is interested in understanding relationship amongst social location, culture, embodiment, health beliefs, health behaviour, and personal and structural health determinants and outcomes. As such his primary research interests are in health lifestyles and behaviour, embodiment, critical public health, the social determinants of health, and medical pluralism, or the existence of multiple systems of health care practice and belief. He has published sociological research investigating: the social determinants of health; health lifestyles; medicalization; use of complementary / alternative medicine; the relationship between ethnicity and the use of alternative healing practices; multiculturalism; family physicians opinions of alternative medical therapies; and the emergence of integrative medicine. He is the co-author of a leading Canadian textbook of health sociology (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2017) which has been adopted for health studies and health sociology courses in more than 20 Canadian universities and colleges.

 

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Christine Loignon is associate professor at Family Medicine Department of University of Sherbrooke, (Longueuil) Quebec, Canada. She holds a young investigator grant from FRSQ (Junior 1 and 2) and currently leads funded research projects in the primary health care system and in the community. She has an expertise in qualitative research and participatory research and extensive experience in the field with patients, professionals and organizations. A sociologist working in health research, Christine Loignon’s work is focused on studying potential solutions to improve access and equity in the healthcare system for the vulnerable populations. She is interested in incorporating the perspectives of all actors (patients-citizens, professionals and decision-makers) into the study and development of interventions aimed at strengthening the healthcare system’s capacity to fulfill its mission of equity.

Nicole Power is Professor in the Sociology Department at Memorial University. Her research has examined the gendered and health and safety impacts of industrial, economic and environmental restructuring on workers in rural communities, focusing primarily on fisheries workers, young workers, and skilled trades workers, and more recently is examining work-related psychological health and safety among correctional officers and academic workers. 
Email: npower@mun.ca
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Gerry Veenstra

Gerry Veenstra was born in southern Ontario, he received undergraduate degrees in Pure Mathematics and Sociology from the University of Waterloo and graduate degrees in Sociology from McMaster University. He is a past holder of a New Investigator career award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, an Early Career scholar award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, a Senior Scholar career award from the Michael Smith Foundation for the Health Research and a Killam Research Fellowship from UBC. Currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. 

Emma Whelan is a sociologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology and the Gender & Women’s Studies program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research focuses on the sociology of health and biomedical knowledges, particularly standardization and classification, and on moral regulation in medicine and public health. Past work investigated the OxyContin crisis and its effects on pain medicine and pain activism, expert-lay relations concerning knowledge of endometriosis, and the development of the International Classification of Diseases and the International Association for the Study of Pain’s Chronic Pain Classification. Current projects include a historical sociology of hand hygiene campaigns and an analysis of university representations of the student mental health crisis.  At the Wellcome

 

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Kaitlyn Obedzinski is a first-year doctoral student in the department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba. She is also a student in the Manitoba Training Program. Her research seeks to explore the process of medicalization through the intersectionality of formal and informal caregiving, private space, and the families and individuals who reside in them. She is also currently working on the Home Care Pathways Project to understand if different approaches to care in Manitoba and Nova Scotia influence older adults’ pathways through the homecare system. Katlyn

Emma Whelan is a sociologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology and the Gender & Women’s Studies program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research focuses on the sociology of health and biomedical knowledges, particularly standardization and classification, and on moral regulation in medicine and public health. Past work investigated the OxyContin crisis and its effects on pain medicine and pain activism, expert-lay relations concerning knowledge of endometriosis, and the development of the International Classification of Diseases and the International Association for the Study of Pain’s Chronic Pain Classification. Current projects include a historical sociology of hand hygiene campaigns and an analysis of university representations of the student mental health crisis. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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