Dr. Cohen's research program is focused on building public health capacity to address and reduce inequities in health using a social justice lens. Current research activities include testing the use of a Health Equity Assessment, Audit, Action Tool (HEAT) to enhance equity considerations in population health promotion programs; developing expertise in equity-focused health impact assessment; exploring the role of advocacy for health equity in public health practice; and developing indicators for public health organizational capacity for social justice and equity work.
Dr. Elaine Mordoch researches treatment, rights and responsibilities of both society and people with mental illness and their families; and societal stigma towards mental illness.
Diana McMillan works in the area of human rights issues related to ethical issues. This includes funding decisions, ethics research, rights and responsibilities of nurses as educators, research team members, health advocates, and clinicians.
Roberta Woodgate researches on children’s and youth’s health and illness experiences to improve the lives of children and youth worldwide; giving children and youth a voice in relation to their health and illness experiences; research on children and youth living with disabilities including First Nations children and youth; research on how families of children/youth with special and/complex needs participate in communities; research on the ethical dimensions to involving children and youth in health research.
The work of Beverley Temple focuses on individuals with developmental disabilities and their families; nursing education; social context of health behaviours and rights of the patient.