Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Rural health research capacity building: an anchored solution

Anna  Walsh

Ms Anna Walsh

qualifications: BSc(Hons)

contribution: Study conception and design, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Masters Student


Thomas  Heeley

Thomas Heeley

qualifications: MASP

contribution: Study conception and design, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Copywriter

Coordinator for the 6for6 research skills training program for rural and remote doctors (http://www.med.mun.ca/familymed/teachers/Six-for- Six.aspx).


Bradley  Furlong

Mr Bradley Furlong

qualifications: BSc(Hons)

contribution: Study conception and design, Critical revision

position: PhD Candidate


Cheri  Bethune

Dr Cheri Bethune ORCID logo

qualifications: MD, MCISc

contribution: Study conception and design, Critical revision

position: Clinical Professor

Canada

family physician clinician educator with expertise in assessment and faculty development with emphasis on rural faculty development


Wendy  Graham

A/Prof Wendy Graham

qualifications: MD

contribution: Study conception and design, Critical revision

position: Associate Professor


Shabnam  Asghari

Prof Shabnam Asghari

qualifications: MD, PhD

contribution: Study conception and design, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Epidemiologist

Canada

Dr Shabnam Asghari (MD, MPH, PhD) is a Professor with the discipline of Family Medicine and is the Research Director of the Centre for Rural Health Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada). She worked as a general practitioner prior to obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Health. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Population Health and Geographic Disparity. Her research interests include healthcare accessibility, rural health workforce trends and spatial epidemiology. Dr Asghari is leading a rural health research capacity-building program that engages a variety of learners including physicians who practice in rural and remote communities. One of the main components of this capacity-building program is a model of learning through research activities and a self-paced research project that is relevant to their community and/or practice. This program fosters socially accountable research through its partnerships with patients, communities and decision makers and facilitates the transfer of innovative ideas from clinical and community settings to research questions that address the needs and priorities of rural patients.


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