Office of the Registrar
General Information (2007/2008)
10.14 Health Research Unit
  • Members
  • Gadag, V., Director, HRU, B.Sc. Karnatak, M.Phil., Ph.D. Poona, Biostatistics
  • Audas, R., B.B.A. New Brunswick, M.B.A., M.A. Dalhousie, Ph.D. Wales, Health Statistics and Economics
  • Beausoleil, N., B.A. Laval, M.A., Ph.D. UCLA, Social Science and Health
  • Brunger, F., B.A. Winnipeg, M.A., Ph.D. McGill, Health Care Ethics
  • Connor, J., B.Sc. Guelph, M.A. Western Ontario, M.Phil., Ph.D. Waterloo, Medical Humanities and History of Medicine
  • Connor, J.J., B.A. Guelph, M.A. York, M.Phil. Waterloo, Ph.D. Western Ontario, Medical Humanities and History of Medicine
  • Donovan, C., B.Med.Sc., M.D. Memorial, MHSc. British Columbia, Public Health
  • Gustafson, D.L., RN(PHRSN), B.A. McMaster, M.Ed. Brock, Ph.D. Toronto, Social Science and Health
  • Jones, D., D.V.M. Ontario Veterinary College, Ph.D. University of Guelph, Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Mathews, M., B.A., B.Sc. Calgary, MHSA Alberta, Ph.D. Toronto, Health Policy and Health Services
  • Neville, D., B.N. Memorial, M.Sc.N. Toronto, SM Sc.D. Harvard, Health Care Policy and Delivery
  • Pullman, D., B.Ed. Western Ontario, M.A., Ph.D. Waterloo, Medical Ethics
  • Roebothan, B.V., B.Sc. Memorial, M.Sc. Saskatchewan, Ph.D. Memorial, R.Dt., Community Nutrition
  • Wang, P., M.D., M.P.H. Tianjin Medical University, Ph.D. University of Toronto, Epidemiology
  • Associate Members
  • Allison, D., M.D. Queen's, FRCPC, Community Health
  • Bavington, B., B.A. Graceland College, M.D. Toronto, DTMH Liverpool, MPH Johns Hopkins, FACPM, FRCPC, Community Health
  • Buehler, S., AB Illinois College, M.A. Indiana, Ph.D. Memorial, Epidemiology
  • Tomblin, S., B.A. Calgary, M.A. Dalhousie, Ph.D. British Columbia, Health Policy
  • West, R., M.Sc., Ph.D. McGill, Epidemiology
  • Research Support
  • Ryan, E.A., Manager, HRU, B.Sc. Memorial, M.Sc. Queen's
  • Keough, T.M., B.Sc. Memorial, Senior Researcher
  • Heath, S., B.Sc. Memorial, Database and Computer Support

The Health Research Unit was established in 1991 as a unit of the Faculty of Medicine within the Division of Community Health. It makes available the professional skills, expertise and information resources of the Division to other faculty, government departments, non-government agencies and organizations, and the community.

The purpose of the Health Research Unit is to improve the health of the Newfoundland and Labrador community-at-large through research focussed on the prevention of disease and the protection and promotion of health.

Research Themes

  1. Measurement of health status in community/workforce populations;

  2. Assessment of the health care system;

  3. Development and management of health information systems;

  4. Design and analysis of health surveys and audits; and

  5. Evaluation of health and social programs

The Health Research Unit may be contact by telephone at (709) 777-8385 or through the website at