Dr. Jennifer Enns


Jennifer Enns is a Research Associate at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy in the Department of Community Health Sciences. Jennifer received her MSc (2010) and PhD (2015) in Physiology from the University of Manitoba, and completed a Research Manitoba Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy in 2019.

Research Interests

  • Population health & health equity
  • Social determinants of health
  • Early childhood development
  • Child and youth health & well-being
  • Knowledge translation strategies

Selected Honours & Awards

  • Research Manitoba/Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017)
  • MITACS Accelerate Internship (2018)
  • International Population Data Linkage Network Travel Award (2018)
  • Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Travel Award (2019)

Current Research Projects (as of July 2020)

  • ENVISION – Evaluating Home Visiting Interventions in First Nations Families (CIHR; Co-Investigator)
  • STRENGTH – Supporting Resiliency in Indigenous Child Health and Development (Co-Investigator)
  • Evaluation of a Lower Acuity Care Intervention in Winnipeg Hospitals (CIHR; Co-Investigator)
  • SPECTRUM – Social Policy Evaluation and Collaborative Team Research at Universities in Manitoba (SSHRC; Co-Investigator)
  • JUSTYCE – A Study of the Interplay between Youth Mental Health, Child Welfare Services, and Justice System Involvement in Manitoba (SSHRC; Co-Investigator)
  • A Study of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Rates among First Nations, Metis and Inuit People in Manitoba

Recent Publications (as of July 2020)

  • Health, social, education, and justice outcomes of Manitoba First Nations children diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A population-based cohort study of linked administrative data. DOI: 10.1177/0706743718816064
  • The association of a paraprofessional home visiting intervention with lower child maltreatment rates in the First Nation families in Canada: A population-based retrospective cohort study. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104675
  • Population Data Centre Profile: The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. DOI: 10.23889/ijpds.v4i2.1131
  • A scoping review of foci, trends, and gaps in reviews of tobacco control research. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/nty269
  • Sex differences in the socioeconomic gradient of children’s early development. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100512
  • Association between participation in the Families First Home Visiting programme and First Nations families’ public health outcomes in Manitoba, Canada: A retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030386
  • Understanding the particularities of an unconditional prenatal cash benefit for low-income women: A case study approach. DOI: 10.1177/0046958019870967
  • Association of the social determinants of health with quality of primary care. DOI: 10.1370/afm.2236
  • Interventions aimed at reducing poverty for primary prevention of mental illness: A scoping review. DOI: 10.1016/j.mhp.2019.200165
  • A Canadian neighbourhood index for socioeconomic status associated with early child development. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-019-09666-y

For a full publication record, please see: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7805-7582

Last Updated: July 24, 2020
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Dr. Jennifer Enns

Credentials: MSc (U Manitoba); PhD (U Manitoba)
Research Associate
Phone: 204-789-3791
Email: Jennifer.Enns@umanitoba.ca