Marni Brownell, University of Manitoba

Associate Professor Medicine Winnipeg, Manitoba marni_brownell@cpe.umanitoba.ca Office: (705) 385-8225

Bio/Research

Marni Brownell is a Senior Research Scientist with the Manitoba Centre

for Health policy (MCHP) and Associate Professor in the Department of Community

Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. She was the recipient

of a Canadian Institutes of Health ...


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Bio/Research

Marni Brownell is a Senior Research Scientist with the Manitoba Centre

for Health policy (MCHP) and Associate Professor in the Department of Community

Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. She was the recipient

of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award under the Canadian

Institutes of Health Research Health Career Awards Program (2001 – 2006).   Dr.

Brownell trained as a developmental psychologist, completing her Bachelor’s (Honours)

degree at the University of Winnipeg (1982), her Master’s at the University of

Toronto (1986) and PhD at the University of Manitoba (1991).

Dr. Brownell uses administrative health and social service databases to examine

child health and well being, with a particular focus on the social determinants

of health.  Her research program includes projects on early literacy, autism spectrum

disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and psychostimulant treatment,

fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, children in foster

care, developing population-level indicators of child health, and evaluations

of programs designed to improve early childhood development.

She currently mentors 8 students as an advisor or committee member, and has trained

several Master’s-level students and research assistants to work with the administrative

child health and social services data held at MCHP.



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