• Portrait of Kerstin Roger, PhD
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    35-220 Chancellor Circle, Fort Garry Campus
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Phone: 204-474-6354            

Research themes

  • aging
  • caregiving
  • chronic illness including mental health
  • death and dying/ end of life
  • health and family

Research interests

  • abuse of older adults
  • end of life
  • family and caregiving
  • interfacing with health care system
  • mental health
  • neurodegenerative conditions
  • social determinants of health


  • aging
  • caregiving
  • death and dying/ end of life
  • family
  • health

Research affiliations


Kerstin Roger is a professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba.

Her research focusses on chronic illness including mental health, aging including caregiving and family, dying and end of life research.

Dr. Roger has been a principal investigator on multi-site nationally funded research (e.g. PHAC, SSHRC, Movember, federal government), as well as conducting provincial and regionally funded research (Prairie Action Foundation, MMSF).

She has worked on national teams (CIHR funded) and international collaborations, local not-for-profit community initiatives, and continues to co-author and engage graduate students in her research.


  • Post Doctoral Health Science Centre Foundation Fellowship, Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2004-2006)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto (1998)
  • Clinical Psychotherapist and Supervisor Certification, Ontario (1996)
  • Masters of Education, Department of Applied Psychology, Community Psychology Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (1992)

Contact us

Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada