Dr. Annalee Yassi, a Professor in SPPH, holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Capacity Building.

As a medical specialist in both Public Health and Preventive Medicine as well as Occupational Medicine, a large part of her research focuses on collaborative roles in occupational health and infection control in the healthcare workplace. Dr. Yassi is leading CIHR-funded projects in Southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe) as well as in Ecuador, as well as directing the “evaluation” team for a SSHRC-funded “art for social change” partnership grant hosted by Simon Fraser University.

She is particularly interested in issues and methods in community-based health research, transdisciplinarity and North-South partnerships. Additional areas of special interest include the ethics of global health research, linking environmental/ecosystem threats and the social determination of health, and the use of arts-based research methods as well as arts-infused social justice and community-based health interventions

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