Dr Jeffrey Reading presents ‘Global indigenous health research’, on 24 November from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Understanding and improving the state of the health of Aboriginal people in Canada is a lifelong pursuit of Dr Reading. For more than two decades, he has dedicated his energy to enhancing knowledge and focus on the importance of Aboriginal health issues in Canadian society.
As an epidemiologist, Dr Reading’s research has brought attention to such critical issues as disease prevention, tobacco use and misuse, healthy living, accessibility to health care, and diabetes among Aboriginal people in Canada.
In the decade between 1996 and 2005, Dr Reading led and collaborated on research projects valued at nearly $10M into a variety of Aboriginal health issues. His determination to develop solutions contributed to the creation of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health in 2000 as part of a movement calling for a national advanced research agenda in the area of Aboriginal health.
The outcome of the CIHR-IAPH is to improve the health of Aboriginal peoples’ living in Canada and work collaboratively to improve indigenous peoples’ health globally.
Dr Reading is the inaugural Scientific Director of CIHR-IAPH, based at the University of Victoria where he is a full professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and a faculty associate with the Indigenous Governance Program.
This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.
Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website.