• portrait of Punam Mehta
  • Instructor I

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department Community Health Sciences
    Room 316, Human Ecology Building
    Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 1G3


Cross appointments

Does not hold any cross-appointments.

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Punam Mehta has co-published several peer-reviewed epidemiological studies on topics including diabetes, cancer, mental health, and cardiovascular diseases. She has primarily focused her research interests on social justice and health in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She most recently coordinated and co-published a  study on HIV stigma in Winnipeg.


  • gendered violence, human migration and health
  • health in the digital era
  • health promotion
  • motherhood and health
  • program planning and health
  • yoga and health (physical, mental, and spiritual health)

Leadership style

Dr. Punam Mehta embraces a feminist social justice lens in her leadership style.

Teaching philosophy

Dr. Mehta is a feminist-teacher scholar who primarily teaches in the subject areas of health promotion and program planning. She is passionate about ways her teaching can bring together perspectives from both the Arts and Sciences.


Dr. Mehta has coordinated research studies across Manitoba, and she most recently completed a doctoral thesis in health promotion with a focus on yoga and wellness. Punam has also worked in the area of feminist bioethics where she completed an honours thesis on Informed Consent and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Canada.


Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Health Sciences, University of Manitoba 

Master of Science in Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Women's Studies, University of Winnipeg

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Winnipeg

Teaching and Learning Certification, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba

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