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Jennifer Leason awarded grant in Maternal-Child And Reproductive Health

Monday, December 11, 2017

Congratulations to Jennifer Leason, PhD (Assistant Professor) who has been granted a CIHR Operating Grant for New Investigators in Maternal-Child and Reproductive Health!

Through Indigenous and Decolonized Methodologies, the aim of this research is to engage Indigenous peoples and communities to create and pilot an Indigenous Maternity Experiences Survey (IMES). By identifying the unique and complex context of Indigenous women’s maternity experiences and identifying the gaps and barriers Indigenous women (and communities) face, Leason's research aims to improve prenatal and postpartum health by understanding and addressing Indigenous maternal-child health disparities and associated inequities.