Wayne Warry, McMaster University

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Department of Anthropology Professor Emeritus Hamilton, Ontario warrywa@mcmaster.ca

Bio/Research

I am an applied medical anthropologist whose work concerns the development and evaluation of culturally specific and appropriate health and mental health care programs and systems in First Nations, and the improvement of mainstream and Indigenous health care systems. I have conducted applied rese...

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Bio/Research

I am an applied medical anthropologist whose work concerns the development and evaluation of culturally specific and appropriate health and mental health care programs and systems in First Nations, and the improvement of mainstream and Indigenous health care systems. I have conducted applied research in a variety of institutional, urban and reserve contexts throughout North-Central and Northern Ontario. As a practicing anthropologist I have experience in program design, community based training, evaluation research, needs assessments, policy research and cross cultural awareness training. I have also been involved in collaborative research and writing on teaching and learning; specifically, on research concerning the impact of the Inquiry teaching and learning at the undergraduate level.

My current research concerns the cultural construction of Alzheimer's and Related Dementias in Aboriginal communities in Ontario, a multi-sited study involving First Nations and Urban communities. A second project, in partnership with the Asthma Society of Canada, involves intervention research on lung health, asthma and environmental conditions in First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit communities. I am part of a group of researchers at six univerities that compromise a Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research, the Indigenous Health Research Development Program in Ontario (www.IHDRP.ca). This network is a CIHR Institute of Aboriginal peoples Health initiative which aims to build research capacity in Ontario and which funds community based research and provides scholarships for MA and Ph.D. students interested in Indigenous health research.


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