The Communication and Media Studies programs welcomes Dr. Keith Denny as our Visiting Practitioner for the Winter 2020 term.  Dr Denny is the Director, Clinical Data Standards and Quality, at the Canadian Institute for Health Information, an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians.

Dr. Denny is a sociologist of knowledge who focusses on regimes of evidence, classification, and measurement. His work explores genealogies of what the policy world considers ‘actionable knowledge,’ focussing on the politics of quantification, clinical and statistical classifications, and performance measurement. He has published on these topics in the Journal of Medical HumanitiesBiosocietiesCanadian Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Public Health, and his monograph Health in/as Social Capital.

As a practitioner, Keith has worked for 30 years at the interface of population health, health services and policy studies. He is the Canadian lead for the World Health Organization’s international health classifications network’s North American Collaborating Center and the Director of Clinical Data Standards and Quality at the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Keith worked for a number of years at Toronto’s University Health Network, where he led community-based health promotion and developed interdisciplinary education programs for patients and their families.

Keith has a PhD in social science and health from the University of Toronto. He has been an adjunct research professor at Carleton since 2007

While in residence in our program Dr. Denny will participate in workshops related to his research and professional expertise, offer professional mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students, and provide a resource to faculty and students in our program interested in the communication and mediation of health information.

Monday, January 20, 2020 in ,
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