Benita Cohen, RN, PhD
Dr. Cohen’s research program is focused on strengthening capacity to reduce inequities in health using a social justice lens. One research stream focuses on public health system capacity.
Research activities in this stream have included developing a conceptual framework of organizational capacity for public health equity action and developing and testing indicators of health equity work in local public health agencies.
A second research stream is focused on strengthening capacity of health professional education programs to promote social justice and health equity.
Most recently, Dr. Cohen has joined the Manitoba Research Alliance project, Community-driven solutions to poverty: Challenges and possibilities.
Whether it is research, teaching or community service, Dr. Cohen’s passion for social justice and health equity drives everything she does.
PhD, University of Manitoba (2004)
Master of science, University of Manitoba (1994)
Bachelor of nursing, University of Ottawa (1987)
Bachelor of arts, Carlton University (1983)