Noralou Roos, University of Manitoba

Medicine Professor Winnipeg, Manitoba noralou_roos@cpe.umanitoba.ca Office: (204) 789-3319

Bio/Research

Noralou P. Roos received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

in 1968. In 1972 she received the Sears‑Roebuck Foundation Federal Faculty Fellow,

and moved to the University of Manitoba in 1973. She joined the Population Health

Group at the Canadian Ins...


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Bio/Research

Noralou P. Roos received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

in 1968. In 1972 she received the Sears‑Roebuck Foundation Federal Faculty Fellow,

and moved to the University of Manitoba in 1973. She joined the Population Health

Group at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in 1988. Noralou was a co-Founder

of the Manitoba Centre for Health policy. She headed the group which received

Canadian Foundation for Innovation funding to create Canada’s first data laboratory,

containing population based data on health, education and social services and

held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. Citations to Dr. Roos’ work place her among

the top 100 Canadian scientists according to The Institute of Scientific Information.

She was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Forum on Health, the Interim

Governing Council setting up the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR),

received the Order of Canada in 2005, was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences

of the Royal Society of Canada (2009), and most recently received a Fellowship

in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Noralou led the Canadian Drug Policy

Development Coalition working with Health Canada and the provinces which resulted

in the funding of the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) at CIHR. She

has also been working with community groups, business and government to bring

research on ‘At-Risk’ kids to the policy table; she is a Member of the United

Way of Winnipeg Board of Trustees, the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council (Strengthening

the Core Working Group), and a Member of the Point Douglas/Lord Selkirk Park Project

Advisory Board.

Dr. Roos has been Nominated for the Seventeenth Annual NIHCM Foundation Health

Care Research Award for the article entitled “Enhancing Policymakers’ Understanding

of Disparities: Relevant Data from an Information-Rich Environment.” (co-authors:

Leslie L Roos, Marni Brownell and Emma Fuller, University of Western Australia),

has received the Inaugural Population and Public health Research Milestone Award,

CIHR and CPHA, and in 2010, gave the Emmett Hall Memorial Lecture, one of Canada’s

most prestigious lectureships, which commemorates the father of Canadian Medicare

with an annual address at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy

Research Conference.



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