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Beneath the Surface: Root Determinants of Indigenous Health Inequities
October 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join visiting virtual speaker Dr. Charlotte Loppie to explore the root determinants of indigenous health inequities. The talk will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
Dr. Loppie is a professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy and associate dean-research for the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria.
For 20 years, Dr. Loppie has responded to requests by Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations, to partner on community-led research, capacity bridging, team building, and knowledge mobilization.
Dr. Loppie is the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize winner for Transformation: Patient Engagement, and her research interests include Indigenous health inequities, Indigenous HIV/AIDS, barriers to accessing the social determinants of health, racism and cultural safety, cancer among Indigenous peoples, research capacity-building and the sexual and reproductive health of Indigenous women, among others.
Dr. Loppie’s guiding principle is to be of service to the Indigenous communities who will benefit from her research. To that end, Dr. Loppie has made it her life’s work to bring Indigenous peoples into research projects that touch their lives. Her goal is to empower communities, build research capacity and tackle the health disparities faced by Indigenous peoples.