Congratulations to Dr. Veena Sriram on being named Canada Research Chair in Global Health Policy in recognition of excellence in her field of study!
The Canada Research Chairs Program enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres. Chairholders improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching and the coordination of other researchers’ work.
Dr. Sriram has developed an internationally recognized body of work on health workforce policy and governance that provides novel insights on power and politics in global health policy. Her program of research will examine the politics of health workforce policy processes and the impact of these processes on population health and health equity. Study contexts will include global analysis with specific empirical focus on Canada and India, complimented by comparative studies from other contexts.
Through this work, Dr. Sriram will explore the following themes: 1) the role of protests by health workers in shaping health workforce policy; 2) the politics of emergency care workforce policy and the impact on emergency care access; 3) health workforce regulation. Her research will involve interdisciplinary and international collaborations. Dr. Sriram’s research will contribute evidence to strengthen health workforce policy and health systems governance for improved equity in populations locally and globally.
Read the announcement by the Faculty of Medicine.
Learn more about Dr. Veena Sriram.