Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research

Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (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.
Dr. Chris Mushquash, Ph.D, C.Psych
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Lakehead University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Psychologist, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
email: chris.mushquash@lakeheadu.ca
phone: +1 (807) 766-7266