Healthy Populations Institute
Managing Director: Maureen Summers, MSc
Scientific Director: Lois Jackson, PhD
Other: Project Coordinators,
Research Scholars, Research Assistants, and students
Phone: (902) 494-2240
Fax: (902) 494-3594
Website:  www.dal.ca/hpi


The Healthy Populations Institute or HPI (formerly Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre, AHPRC) is a leading Canadian health promotion research centre based at Dalhousie University. HPI was established in 1993 to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative population health and prevention research that informs policies and programs to improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

The centre is conducting research on health services and health systems, healthy eating and physical activity, knowledge translation, prevention of chronic illness and disability, oral health of seniors, youth obesity, aboriginal health, and harm reduction.

The HPI is currently supported by the Faculties of Health Professions, Dentistry, and Medicine, and the Office of the Vice President Academic and Provost at Dalhousie University. Support for specific research projects comes from agencies such as Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, and charitable sector research institutes, and private foundations.

Our research associates hold appointments in the Faculties of Health Professions, Architecture, Management, Medicine, Dentistry and Science.