University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Research - Health and Social Justice
Health and Social Justice

Stacie Burke is an Associate Professor of Anthropology who specializes in biomedical anthropology.  Her primary research interests are infectious diseases, gender and health, children's health, and reproduction and family formation.

Janice Dodd is a Professor of Physiology and Women's and Gender Studies.  She is interested in the role of women in science and is currently conducting a study tracking women in biomedical research.  

Christopher Fries is an Assistant Professor of Sociology researching health and medicine.  In particular, his research focuses on complementary and alternative medicine.

Esyllt Jones is an Associate Professor of History who researches and writes about the relationship between social inequality, disease and social movements.  She is currently working on a book called Red Medicine: Transnational Lives and the Birth of Medicare in Canada.

Maria Medved is an Assistant Professor of Psychology interested in the human right to health, especially as it relates to the perspectives of those often ignored in healthcare, such as First Nations people, people with cognitive impairments and people who are developmentally disabled.

Janice Ristock is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies.  Her scholarly work reflects an overarching focus on community mental health and social justice. Her research is in three intersecting areas: gender and sexuality; interpersonal violence; and HIV/AIDS and stigma.





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