The Centre for Social Accountability (NOSM University)

In early 2022 I joined the Centre for Social Accountability at NOSM University in Thunder Bay, Ontario as a part-time Research Associate. The aim of the centre is to improve health and wellness in Northern Ontario through policy leadership and advocacy, research and innovation, and education that better aligns medical training with community needs. The Centre is situated on the Anishinabek Nation and hosts several programs including NORTHH, MERLIN, and an Indigenous data sovereignty working group.

I work on an interdisciplinary team with doctors, research scientists, and scholars in health care education who are interested in community engaged research. The Centre is currently developing a unique approach to social accountability in medical education and health care, and my work with the Centre is focused on research engagement, grant writing, communications, and the epistemology of social accountability.

I am also interested in how my work on violence and conspiratorial thinking bears upon issues of public health, from the complexities of the World Health Organization’s definition of violence to the severe and negative effects that conspiracy theories continue to have on public health.