Jaime Cidro (PhD University of Guelph) looks at Aboriginal health issues through a socio-cultural lens with a specific focus on socio-cultural determinants of health such as cultural identity, and cultural based health interventions. Her health research focuses mainly on Canadian Aboriginal populations on Manitoulin Island and in Northern Manitoba. Jaime also works in urban Aboriginal issues within Ontario. 2011 publications include community based research through the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Corporation entitled “Toronto Aboriginal Research Project” (2011: McCaskill, D., Fitzmaurice, K., and Cidro, J), and “Toronto Aboriginal Research Project Organizational Case Studies” (2011: McCaskill, D., Fitzmaurice, K., and Cidro, J), and “Toronto Aboriginal Research Project Life Histories” (2011: McCaskill, D., Fitzmaurice, K., and Cidro, J). 2011 forthcoming academic publication includes: “Stuck at the Border of the Reserve: First Nations Identity” in (2011: Aboriginal History: A Reader. Eds Kirstin Burnett and Geoff Read. Toronto: Oxford University Press).
Dr. Cidro is currently the principal investigator in a community based NEAHR grant through CIHR on cultural based oral health interventions on Manitoulin Island and a co-principal investigator on a CIHR grant on oral health interventions for early childhood tooth decay, and is the lead site investigator for Thompson and Norway House Cree Nation. Dr. Cidro is also the lead investigator on a community based project in Thompson that is looking at economic leakages and purchasing in Thompson and the outlying communities in northern Manitoba in partnership with Thompson Unlimited. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo in Environment and Resource Studies, and a Master’s degree from the University of Waterloo in Economic Development as well as a PhD in Rural Studies, Sociology Anthropology from the University of Guelph.