Dr Cidro 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. She was the principal investigator in a community based NEAHR grant through CIHR on cultural based oral health interventions in Norway House Cree Nation and a co- investigator on a CIHR grant on oral health interventions for early childhood tooth decay, and is the lead site investigator for Norway House Cree Nation. Dr. Cidro currently the principle investigator on a CIHR funded community driven project looking at repatriating birthing to a FN community in northern Manitoba. She is also working with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs on developing research toolkits with Manitoba FN communities. She is the Associate Director of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network Prairie Research Centre (SSHRC) and has led several projects on inner city food security in Winnipeg in partnership with the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre and North End Food Security Network. She holds an undergraduate degree in Environment and Resource Studies, and a Masterís degree in Economic Development both from the University of Waterloo, as well as a PhD in Rural Studies, Sociology Anthropology from the University of Guelph.
Jaime Cidro, PhD
New Investigator in Aboriginal Health
Department of Anthropology
University of Winnipeg