Office of Research

The College of Health Sciences’ Office of Research is being established in consultation with the Vice President (Research and Innovation), Senior Research Partners, and CHS Vice and Associate Deans of Research.

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We will be recruiting for new positions to support this work at the college and encourage anyone who is interested in these positions to apply.

Learn more about the process to date in our recent news bulletin.

Research Funding - TD Fund


Associate Dean, Research

Lawrence Richer

Lawrence Richer, MD, MSc (Clinical Epidemiology) is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a practicing Pediatric Neurologist. He serves as the Vice-Dean Research (Clinical) of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Center Director of the Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Center (NACTRC), and academic lead for the Precision Health Signature Area. He also holds the Alberta Health Services Chair in Health Informatics Research. In his leadership roles, he is committed to advancing support for impactful health research at the University of Alberta, leveraging health data to improve patient outcomes and health innovation. His research interests focus on clinical trials, real-world evidence, the application of precision health in pediatric autonomic disorders and the treatment of pediatric migraine.