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Francine Darroch

Cluster Leader

Degrees:MEd (Providence College), MPH (University of Waterloo), PhD (University of Ottawa)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 613-520-2600 x 4224

My research focuses on equity-oriented health promotion with populations experiencing marginalization. Specifically, I examine social determinants of health, Indigenous health, maternal health, and the intersections of sex, race, gender, colonialism, and violence. My current research aims to address inequities in physical activity for urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous pregnant women and parents with the goal to improve quality of life and overall health. This work addresses individual, systemic, and structural barriers to health.I have secondary but active interests in gender and sport, including female distance runners and their experiences of pregnancy as well as examining controversial policies around gender verification in athletics. Overall, my research is committed to social justice and health equity.