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Jaimie Cidro

Indigenous UWinnipeg


Jaimie Cidro Title: Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg

Biography:
Dr. Jaime Cidro looks at Aboriginal health issues through a sociocultural lens with a specific focus on sociocultural determinants of health, such as cultural identity and cultural based health interventions. She was the principal investigator in a community-based NEAHR grant through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (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. Dr. Cidro is currently the Canada Research Chair in Health & Culture, and the principal investigator on a CIHR-funded community-driven project looking at repatriating birthing to a First Nation community in northern Manitoba. She is also working with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs on developing research toolkits with Manitoba First Nation 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 Métis Friendship Centre and North End Food Security Network. She holds an undergraduate degree in Environment and Resource Studies, and a Master’s 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.