Anthropology prof receives CIHR New Investigator Salary Award

Professor Tracey Galloway
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:57am
Carla DeMarco
Tracey Galloway is committed to reducing the health inequalities experienced by northern Indigenous people.

This past June, Professor Tracey Galloway from U of T Mississauga’s Department of Anthropology received $300,000 through a CIHR New Investigator Salary Award in the competition’s Priority Announcement for Research in First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Health.

The award provides support over 5 years for her research project, “Assessment, applied health and healthy policy research to improve health outcomes in northern indigenous populations.”

Galloway’s project assesses chronic disease risk and ways to improve the health system in northern Indigenous populations. Her assessment will examine various facets of health including patterns of child growth and nutrition, obesity, and incidence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

The New Investigator Salary Award is intended to foster research program development for outstanding scholars who are within 10 years of completing their training. 

To learn more about Galloway's work, see Northern Exposure profile.