Epidemiological and Population Health Research

Population health research looks at health outcomes of a group of individuals. Research in this area examines the effectiveness of primary health care and primary health care interventions and its impact on the health of individuals or populations as well as impacts on health systems.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Chair in Primary Care Research

The AHS Chair in Primary Care Research was established in 2008 and is the result of a partnership between the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Alberta Health Services. As of 2012, Dr. Neil Drummond, PhD epidemiologist, holds the AHS Chair in Primary Care Research. The primary care research program within the department is focused on two themes:

1. The continuing development and implementation of primary care research network infrastructure for the province

2. Care for people with dementia in primary care.

The AHS Chair in Primary Care Research co-leads the following research initiatives:

The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network in Alberta (CPCSSN-AB)

The Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (SAPCReN)

The Alberta Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Primary and Integrated Health Care Network (SPOR-PICHN)