Our lab is home to a variety of projects researching the diverse aspects of the social and spatial determinants of health in small places and small spaces. These projects include health service accessibility in small rural villages, geographic analysis of health system users, small-area population dynamics, development of a student knowledge exchange for rural health, and environmental health via analysis of air pollution and greenspace.

Our work has been funded by SSHRC, CIHR, and other external agencies and partners. Active projects include:

  • Co-Investigator, SSHRC Insight Grant
    Strengthening Practices: Trauma- and Violence-Informed Physical Activity
    PI: Francine Darroch
    $200,000 (2020-2024)
  • Principal Investigator, Ontario Early Researcher Award
    Experience of High Health Resource Users in Rural Canada
    $191,000 direct funding, $341,000 with matched funding (2019-2024)
  • Principal Investigator, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant
    Free Range International Knowledge Exchange
    $199,450 (2019-2022)
  • Principal Investigator, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)
    Cancer Survival and Neighbourhood Income
    $100,000 (2019-2020)
  • Co-Investigator, CIHR Project Scheme
    Spit for Science 2 Autism Spectrum Project: Harnessing the Power of Population-Based Samples for Gene x Environment Studies
    $1,170,450 (2019-2023)
  • Co-Investigator, DNA Genotek Innovation Challenges Grant
    Rapid Recruitment for Large-Scale Gene by Environment Analyses in Pediatric Mental Health
    $30,000 USD (2019-2020)
  • Co-Investigator, CIHR Operating Grant
    Healthy Cities, Healthy Minds, Genetic and Urban Environmental Influences on Childhood Mental Health
    $95,360 (2019-2020)
  • Co-Investigator, CIHR Operating Grant
    Estimating and Mapping Urban Community Differences in Health Outcomes for Adults with Chronic Disease in Canada
    $99,969 (2019-2020)
  • Collaborator, CIHR Project Grant
    Spit for Science 2: Genetic and environmental influences on behaviour and cognition in childhood neuropsychiatric disorders
    $2,604,826 (2018-2023)
  • Principal Investigator, Carleton Health Research Development Grant
    Patient-Partnered Analysis of High Health Systems Users in Ontario’s Mid-North
    $10,000 (2018-2019)
  • Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Grant
    Agent-Based Modelling of Population Dynamics in Small Villages
    $98,000 (2018-2019)
  • Principal Investigator, SSHRC Connection Grant
    Free Range International Knowledge Exchange
    $49,635 (2018)
  • Principal Investigator, CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grant
    Forecasting the burden of chronic disease in small areas: a spatial epidemiological approach using linked micro data
    $20,000 (2017-2018)