• 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 summary

Kerstin Roger's research focuses on chronic illness, including mental health; aging, including caregiving and family; and 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) and has conducted provincial and regionally funded research (Prairie Action Foundation, MMSF). She has worked on national teams (CIHR funded) and international collaborations, and continues to co-author and engage graduate students in her research.

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

Research affiliations


Brief bio

Kerstin Roger is a professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on chronic illness, aging, caregiving, and end-of-life studies. Dr. Roger has led various nationally funded research projects and collaborated on both national and international research initiatives. She actively engages with local not-for-profit community initiatives and mentors graduate students in her research projects.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Science Centre Foundation, Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba (2004-2006)

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (1998)

Clinical Psychotherapist and Supervisor Certification, Ontario (1996)

Master of Education in Applied Psychology and 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