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THEMATIC AREAS

The five thematic areas inwhich YIHR focuses were developed as broad areas of research. They incorporate many academic areas, including biology, political science, policy, psychology, women’s studies and law, in an attempt to be inclusive of the broad number of disciplinary perspectives that have an interest in health research.

Determinants of Health

Determinants of Health is concerned with how biological factors are co-mapped with social determinants of health to affect health. For more information, click here.

Health, Law, Ethics, and Social Justice

Health, Law, Ethics, and Social Justice explores ethical, legal, and political aspects in the theory and practice of prevention of disease and injury, and promotion of the public’s health. For more information, click here.

Health Behaviour and Health Education over the Lifespan

Health Behaviour and Health Education focuses on health-related knowledge and beliefs, social and behavioural change, and health status at the individual, family, community and social policy levels. For more information, click here.

Health and the Environment

Health and the Environment focuses on interactions between people and their physical and social environment and attempts to promote healthy living and improve quality of life. For more information, click here.

Access to Health Care: Health Governance and Policy

Health Governance and Policy aims to understand and improve the politics and processes of service delivery in health. For more information, click here.