Geo-SDH Group Awarded CIHR Funding for Research on Long-term Chronic Disease and Premature Mortality Risk

Earlier today, the Geo-SDH Group was pleased to learn that it has been awarded funding for “Neighbourhood Active Living Environments, Physical Activity, and Long-term Risk for Chronic Disease and Mortality.” Dr. Nancy Ross is joined by Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Daniel Crouse of the University New Brunswick in leading this research. The grant will build upon the research of PhD Candidate Sarah Mah, whose research uses existing databases and cohorts to investigate the relationship between built environments and population-wide health. The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), the CANUE data repository, the Canadian Mortality Database and Canadian Active Living Environments (Can-ALE) measures developed by our research group will be the main datasets under study. We look forward to advancing the state of knowledge on the link between active living environments and health as a contribution to Canadian research and policy communities. Our appreciations to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for their interest and support in our research!