CIHR/HSFC Training Awards in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention: A Pan-Canadian Program (2013)

The HSFC is a proud partner with CIHR and the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact in supporting this unique program bringing together researchers from institutions across the country. The PICDP is helping to increase the capacity for population intervention research in Canada by training students as impact-oriented scientists who work collaboratively across disciplines and sectors to address the most relevant questions using the most appropriate and rigorous methods, to improve population interventions for chronic disease prevention.

The students selected for an award are:

  • Cepeda, Ivan Leonardo (University of British Columbia)
    Impact of physical activity and healthy eating in schools on BMI and academic performance.
  • Jason, Timothy (Dalhousie University)
    Access to and perceptions of green space among cardiac rehabilitation patients in relation to their physical activity: a mixed methods study.
  • Laxer, Rachel (University of Waterloo)
    School environment and health behaviours.
  • Struik, Laura (University of British Columbia - Okanagan)
    Promoting youth health through social media and smart phone technology: Investigating the design and use of a research-based smoking cessation.
  • Tang, Keren (University of Alberta)
    Evaluation of a community-level physical activity intervention in Indigenous communities.
  • Watts, Allison (University of British Columbia)
    Investigating the role of supportive environments for adopting healthy eating behaviours among overweight and obese adolescents.