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Wayne Warry, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Laurentian University
Full Professor, School of Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian University
Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext. 4301
Toll Free: 1-800-461-4030
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I am the CRaNHR Director and appointed to the School of Rural and Northern Health. I am an applied medical anthropologist whose research concerns Aboriginal health and health care, both on and off reserve in Northeastern Ontario. I have experience in program design, community based training and evaluation. With Kristen Jacklin, Associate Professor, Human Sciences, at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) I have recently pursued multi-sited research concerning the cultural construction of Alzheimer's and Related Dementias and caregiving in Aboriginal communities in Ontario. Other recent projects, conducted in partnership with the Asthma Society of Canada included the development of The Respiratory Health Awareness Community Outreach and Engagement Model in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities. This project developed a pilot intervention concerning lung health, asthma and environmental conditions and evaluated health promotion and awareness interventions in 6 communities across the country including on-line access to culturally specific health promotion and training materials. As Director I am also engaged, along with colleagues at Laurentian, NOSM and Nipissing University in the MOHLTC Health Systems Research Fund Program on "Improving Health Equity for Northern Ontarians; Applied Health Research with Vulnerable Populations." As Director of CRaNHR I am also participate in a number of activities and networks that aim to build health research capacity in North East Ontario.

Selected Publications and Reports

Jacklin, K., J.E. Pace, and W. Warry (2015). "Informal dementia caregiving among Indigenous communities in Ontario, Canada." Care Management Journals 16(2): 106-120.

Asthma Society of Canada, lead author O. Latycheva (2012). Final Report of The Respiratory Health Awareness Community Outreach and Engagement Model in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities: Pilot Intervention. Submitted to The Public Health Agency of Canada Lung Health Program.

Harman, R. and W. Warry (2012). "Discussion to conference report: Health and aging in Native North American communities." Anthropology and Aging Quarterly 33(1): 16-20.

Jacklin, K. and W. Warry (2012). "Forgetting and forgotten: Dementia in Aboriginal seniors." Anthropology and Aging Quarterly 33(1): 10-21.

Warry, W. (2012). "Introduction to conference report: Health and aging in Native North American communities." Anthropology and Aging Quarterly 33(1): 10.

Jacklin, K.M. and W. Warry (2011). "Decolonizing First Nations' health." Chapter 20, pp 373-389, in J.C. Kulig and A.M. Williams, eds. Health Care in Rural Canada. Vancouver, British Columbia: UBC Press.

Warry, W. (2007). Ending Denial: Understanding Aboriginal Issues. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press.