Research Cluster in Rural Health Equity

RESEARCH CLUSTER IN RURAL HEALTH EQUITY

Eric Li

Eric Li

RESEARCH LEAD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

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Kathy Rush

Kathy Rush

RESEARCH LEAD

Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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This research cluster team is promoting rural health through social enterprise and technology synergies.

ABSTRACT

This research cluster will bring together multidisciplinary researchers in computer science, management, medicine, nursing, social work to conduct high quality, collaborative, and community-based rural health research to promote the health of children and youth, older adults with chronic disease, and Indigenous people living in rural communities.

The team will work directly with rural communities in B.C. to harness the power of social enterprises to enhance the uptake of digital health technologies, reduce disparities and promote inclusive, equitable care for disadvantaged populations.

RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS

Cherisse Seaton

Research Coordinator, IHLCDP, UBC Okanagan

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Barb Pesut

Professor, Canada Research Chair, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Charlene Ronquillo

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Sarah Dow-Fleisner

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Khalad Hasan

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

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Jennifer Davis

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

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Mike Zajko

Assistant Professor, Sociology, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan

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Elder Pamela Barnes

Westbank First Nation

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Peter Hutchinson

Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC Vancouver

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Leanne Currie

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, UBC Vancouver

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Building Intersections Conference

Building Intersections Conference

Building Intersections for Vibrant Rural Health, the 2018 Rural Health Services Research Conference will be held May 31 – June 1, 2018 in Nelson BC.

Regional Alliance Organizational Meetings

Regional Alliance Organizational Meetings

The Regional Alliance for Rural Health is a collaboration of academics from post-secondary institutions, health service providers, elected officials and rural community representatives from the Interior region of south central BC. The Alliance has 10 core partners and is guided by a Steering Committee. The overall goal of the Alliance is to improve rural health and wellbeing through applied and academic student and academic rural health research partnerships.

Interprofessional Student Engagement

Interprofessional Student Engagement

The founding meeting of the Interprofessional Student Engagement in Rural Communities (IPSER) project was held on November 27th, 2017 in Castlegar.

Contact

Rural Health Equity
Kathy Rush
School of Nursing
Eric LiFaculty of Management

UBC Okanagan
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7

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