Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Work disability prevention in rural healthcare workers

Renée-Louise  Franche

Renée-Louise Franche

qualifications: PhD

position: Adjunct professor


Dr. Franche is a clinical psychologist and a consultant in work disability prevention and occupational health. She is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and is an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. She has extensive expertise in return-to-work research. Her research focuses on developing a better understanding of how organizational, healthcare, and individual factors contribute to safe, sustainable, and healthy return to work following injury or ill health.

Eleanor  Murray

Eleanor Murray

qualifications: MPH

position: Research assistant

Eleanor Murray, MPH, is an epidemiologist and a consultant in work disability prevention and occupational health.

Aleck  Ostry

Aleck Ostry

qualifications: PhD

position: Professor


Dr. Ostry is currently Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Victoria. He holds a Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Community Health and is also a Senior Scholar with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia. He has an MSc. in Health Service Planning, an MA in history (specializing in the history of public health), and a PhD. in epidemiology. He conducts an extensive program on the social determinants of health with a focus on rural health, food security and nutrition policy.

Pamela A Ratner

Pamela Ratner

qualifications: PhD

position: Professor and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar

Shannon  Wagner

Shannon Wagner

qualifications: PhD

position: Associate professor


Occupational mental health; Disability Management; Traumatic Stress; Work and Family

Henry G Harder

Prof Henry Harder

qualifications: EdD

position: Professor and chair


Interested in all areas of disabilities, health psychology, mental health and rehabilitation. Special interest in suicide prevention and working with indigenous populations.

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