Marni Brownell has a PhD in Developmental Psychology. She is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, a Senior Research Scientist and the Associate Director of Research at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and a Research Scientist with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM).
In her research she uses whole-population administrative health and social services databases from multiple sectors to examine child health and well-being, with a particular focus on social influences on health.
She currently holds funding from CIHR, SSHRC and CHRIM and leading research projects focusing on First Nations and Metis child health and development, the health and well-being of children in the child welfare and justice systems, and evaluations of programs designed to improve child development, family functioning and health equity.
She is the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Geoffrey C. Robinson award honoring excellence in population health research.
Dr. Marni Brownell