Office of the Registrar
General Information (2020/2021)
12.10 Health Research Unit (HRU)

  • Director
  • Valcour, J., B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. Guelph, Epidemiology

An up-to-date personnel listing is available at

The Health Research Unit (HRU) is a component of the Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The purpose of the HRU is to improve the health of the community through studies in:

  • Health promotion

  • Health protection

  • Health status

  • Health services

  • Health programs and policies

  • Disease prevention

  • Ethics and Humanities

  • Indigenous Health

The goals of the HRU are to make available the professional skills and experience in the Division of Community Health and Humanities to communities, organizations and agencies, government, industry and other faculties.

The Health Research Unit may be contacted by telephone at (709) 864-6656 or by e-mail to