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Frank Trovato, PhD, MA, BA Honours




About Me

Frank Trovato (PhD, University of Western Ontario, 1983)

My research explores phenomena at the intersections of demography, social epidemiology and sociology, covering such topics as sex differences in cause specific mortality and life expectancy across industrialized countries, trends in youth suicide, immigrant health and mortality differentials, the geographic mobility of immigrants, the social demography of indigenous populations, and Canadian fertility in historical and contemporary contexts. My current research looks at trends and patterns of fertility in Alberta, as well as cause specific mortality fluctuations in relation to changing economic conditions in this province. Among my recent works, I have edited Migration, Health and Survival - International Perspectives (2017, Edward Elgar), a volume comprising research by leading international scholars examining the health conditions of immigrant populations in selected European countries and in Australia, Canada, and the United States. With Anatole Romaniuk, I co-edited Aboriginal Populations - Social, Demographic and Epidemiological Perspectives (University of Alberta Press, 2014). This book features works contributed by Indigenous Studies scholars from Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand. The volume was a finalist in the 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The first edition of my textbook, Canada's Population in a Global Context - An Introduction to Social Demography (2009, 2015, Oxford University Press) was awarded the Nathan Keyfitz Book Prize for an outstanding contribution to Canadian demography. Through my professional involvements, I have contributed significantly to the advancement of population studies in Canada. I have served as President of the Canadian Population Society and have participated as member of Statistics Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committees in connection with the development of population projections of the Aboriginal and visible minority populations of Canada. I have served on the editorial boards of Social Forces and Sociological Perspectives, and as series editor for Oxford University Press’ Studies on Canadian Population. For over a decade, I edited the journal Canadian Studies in Population, now owned and published by Springer Nature.