|Rebecca Schiff is a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Schiff also serves as adjunct faculty for the Masters’ and PhD programs in Public Health and Community Health Sciences for the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, Canada.
Rebecca has a long history of working closely with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities across Canada to investigate and research health issues and solutions, with a particular focus on determinants of community health and wellness. She is committed to community-engaged, interdisciplinary research, rooted in principles of collaborative and respectful inquiry. Dr. Schiff lived for several years in Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL, a northern and remote Canadian community where she worked closely with Inuit, First Nations, and Métis communities to investigate issues in remote and indigenous health and healthcare. During her time in Newfoundland and Labrador, Rebecca developed a firsthand understanding of the unique challenges and strengths of life in rural and remote communities. Dr. Schiff’s work includes projects focusing on a wide range of community health determinants and issues in rural and remote healthcare.