About Us

Thank you for visiting the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR) Lakehead website. CRaNHR, which was formerly known as the Northern Health Human Resource Research Unit (NHHRRU), was founded in 1992 by Lakehead and Laurentian Universities to examine health human resource issues in the north. Initially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, CRaNHR was one of the ten health-system linked research units across the province. When provincial operational funding for system-linked research units ended in 2013, CRaNHR Lakehead became an autonomous and independently-funded research centre no longer affiliated with Laurentian. Following this transition, we actively expanded our program of academic research in partnership with rural, northern and Indigenous communities and colleagues doing complementary research across the country.

CRaNHR Lakehead is currently working on projects related to:

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Dr. Christopher Mushquash