Associate Professor, Department of Health, Aging and Society
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Jim Dunn’s research program focuses on questions regarding the social determinants of health and the influence of economic and social policies and programs on inequalities in health and child development, with a focus on urban housing and neighbourhoods. He is co-lead on an international study of the relationship between income distribution and population health in North American metropolitan areas. In addition, he is working on several projects related to the role of housing and neighbourhood in the production of social inequalities in health. He is a Fellow of the Successful Societies program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and has served as scientific advisor to various policy-related bodies, including the Privy Council Office of Canada, Health Canada, the National Housing Research Committee of Canada and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
Jim has a PhD from Simon Fraser University, and both a B.Arts.Sc. and MA from McMaster University.