A new research centre dedicated to the study of health in Black communities

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Office of the Vice-President, Research an the FSS are proud to announce the creation of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health (ICBH). Established under the leadership of Jude Mary Cénat, associate professor in the School of Psychology (FSS). The ICBH is Canada’s first academic research centre entirely dedicated to the study of the biological, social and cultural determinants of physical and mental health in the country’s Black communities.

It will bring together research teams from five faculties (Common and Civil Law, Medicine, Health Sciences and Social Sciences), five affiliated hospital research institutes (CHEO Research Institute, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Institut du Savoir Montfort) and five research chairs. An official launch is planned for the fall.

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