BRIC NS Student Seminar Series – September 2019

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research. Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact: bricns@dal.ca

 

When: September 25, 2019 12:15 – 1:30 pm

Where: Room 264, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

About the Speakers
Juliana McLaren is a 2nd year master’s student in Speech-Language Pathology at Dalhousie University’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her master’s thesis research, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Aiken, examines the link between hearing loss and memory, using electrophysiology. Her current research is generously funded by the Canada Graduate Scholarship (master’s), the Canadian Federation of University Women Memorial Fellowship, and a departmental scholarship. Juliana graduated from the University of Ottawa with highest honors in Linguistics and Psychology. She is passionate about dementia prevention and hopes that her research will illustrate the importance of hearing health for overall cognitive health.
Mike Reid is a 2nd year PhD Candidate in Dalhousie’s Department of Community Health and Epidemiology. Under the supervision of Dr. George Kephart and with the support of the MSSU, Mike is interested in developing a better understanding of the interaction between healthcare policy and the complex community systems in which those policies must operate. Mike’s PhD work will be a mixed methods undertaking. The quantitative side of the project stems from the work done for his masters, as well as other quantitative work on community variation in health outcomes. From the quantitative data, he understands where there is variation in health outcomes. This will inform and focus the qualitative component of his work. The purpose of the qualitative component is to help develop a better understanding of why that variation exists and the role that policy can play in supporting communities to develop and implement locally relevant and feasible healthcare interventions.