Marginalized Women

Marginalized Women

Support and Wellness

Support and Wellness

Scholarships

Scholarships

Research and Learning

Research and Learning

Fundraising

Fundraising

WHRFC Programs

2018

Abin Chandrakumar

MSc Student (Pharmacology and Therapeutics)

Reseach Title: Maternal antibiotic use during pregnancy and childhood chronic diseases: a population-based study. Supervisor: Dr. Geert W't Jong

2018

Janelle Boram Lee

MSc Student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: The relationship between maternal justice involvement and childhood outcomes of child protective services contact and maltreatment indicators: A Manitoba population-based cohort study. Supervisors: Dr. Marni Brownell and Dr. Nathan Nickel

2018

Lindsey Mazur

MSc Student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Experiences of stigma in prenatal/postnatal dietetic care among women with high BMI. Supervisor: Dr. Deborah McPhail

2017

Chloe Shindruk

MN student (Nursing)

Research Title: Expert Nursing Care: Perinatal Palliative Care during Labor, Delivery and the Immediate Postpartum Period
Supervisor: Dr. Genevieve Thompson; Co-advisor Dr. Susan McClement

2017

Dhiwya Attawar

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: The Community Health Worker in Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Interventions in Rural South India: Tracing Equity at the Health System - Community Interface
Supervisor: Dr. James Blanchard

2016

Elizabeth Wall-Wieler

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: The Maternal Responses to Having a Child Taken Into Care Supervisor: Dr. Leslie Roos

2015

Katherine Kenyon

MSc student (Psychology)

Research Title: How Women in Domestic Violence Shelters Experience Personal Empowerment
Supervisor: Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy

2014

Kristene Cheung

MSc student (Psychology)

Research Title: Parental Psychopathology in Families of Children with ADHD: A Meta-analysis
Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Theule

2013

Suzanne Lennon

PhD student (Nursing)

Research Title:
Perception of Pregnancy Risk Among Women with Gestational Diabetes and Their Partners: The Impact of Gender

2012

Natalie Mota

PhD student (Psychology)

Research Title:
The Experiences of Female Service Members in the Canadian Forces: A Mixed Methods Approach

2011

Kelli Berzuk

PhD student (Individual Interdisciplinary Program)

Research Title: Evaluation of Increasing Awareness of Pelvic Floor Muscle Function on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

2010

Christine Henriksen

PhD student (Psychology)

Research Title: The Relationship Between Childhood Adversity and Eating Disorders in the General Population

2009

Jonathon R. Walker

MSc student (Physiology)

Research Title: The Cardioprotective Effects of Probucol against Trastuzumab and Anthracycline Mediated Cardiotoxicity

2008

Jennifer Wall

MSc student (Landscape Architecture)

Research Title: Rehabilitation and Meeting Needs of Women in an Institutional Setting Through Programmatic Landscape Design

2007

Mollie Bates

MA student (Psychology)

Research Title: Readiness and Motivation for Change in Women with Eating Disorders

2006

Sandra Dong Huang

MSc student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Case of Three HIV Prevention Programs in Karnataka, India Undertaken by Three NGOs and a Sex Workers Collective

2005

Susy Santos

PhD student (French, Spanish, & Italian – Individual Interdisciplinary Program, IIP)

Research Title: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Among Older Adults and Aging Women

2004

Hannah Neufeld

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Understanding Aboriginal Women’s Experiences with Gestational Diabetes in the Urban Context of Winnipeg, Manitoba

2003

Meta Kreiner

MSc student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Stakeholder Perceptions of Midwifery Integration into the Manitoba Healthcare System

2002

Virginia Spencer

PhD student (Biochemistry)

Research Title: Histone Acetylation and Nuclear Structure in Gene Expression

2001

Sarah Bowen

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Assessing the Responsiveness of Healthcare Organizations to Culturally Diverse Groups

2000

Lisa Norquay

PhD student (Physiology)

Research Title: Regulatory P Sequences which Direct Expression of Human Growth Hormone Chorionic Somatommotropia Gene Family

1999

Margaret Kozlowski

with Glaxo Wellcome, MSc student (Nursing)

Research Title: Variables that Affect Contraceptive Use in Postpartum Adolescent Females

1999

Maureen Heaman

PhD student (Individual Interdisciplinary Program, IIP)

Research Title: Nursing Research Factors for Preterm Birth

1999

Karen Paroschy

partnership with Pfizer Canada, PhD student (Physiology)

Research Title: Gender Differences in Psychological Distress (Male vs. Female)

1998

Theresa Mayer

MSc student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Gender Differences in Psychological Distress (Male vs. Female)

1998

Farah Sheikh

PhD student (Physiology)

Research Title: Differences in Regenerative Recovery Rate Between Male and Female Myocytes Induced to Divide

1997

Jo-Ann Sawatzky

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Health Benefits of Exercise in Relation to Cardiovascular Health

1996

Lanette Friesen

PhD student (Chemistry and Physics, NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics)

Research Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Procedure for the Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

1995

Amanda Coutts

PhD student (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)

Research Title: Molecular Biological Approaches Toward Understanding Breast Cancer

1994

Lynda Balneaves

MSc student (Nursing)

Research Title: Use of Alternative Treatments of Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

See the following links for an update on Dr. Lynda Balneaves:
1)http://www.incamresearch.ca/content/cam-newsflash-congratulations-dr-lynda-balneaves
2)http://www.facmed.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/recent-appointments

1993

Gail Marchessault

PhD student (Community Health Sciences)

Research Title: Attitudes Toward Weight Issues of Middle-Aged Women, Their Teenage Daughters and Health Professionals

1992

Deborah Handziuk

MSc student (Educational Psychology)

Research Title: Reporting of Sexual Abuse in Rural Communities

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WHRFC Board of Directors

Executive Members

  • I fan Kuo, BSc, MSc, PharmD – President
  • Lynn Scruby, RN, BN, MS, PhD – Past-President
  • F. Carleen MacKay, BA, CMA, FCMA – Treasurer
  • Donna Chow, PhD – Secretary

Members-at-large

  • Anna Maria Magnifico, MPA
  • Pamela Mann, FCSI
  • Silvia Alessi-Severini, BSc, PhD
  • Melissa Muir, MMFT