Community Health and Epidemiology
Location: Centre for Clinical Research
5790 University Avenue
Halifax, NS
B3H 1V7
Telephone: (902) 494-3860
Fax: (902) 494-1597


The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology is part of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine, which has primary responsibility for training new physicians in the Maritime Provinces, and is closely affiliated with major teaching hospitals. The Department includes 18 core faculty members, who have expertise in a number of disciplines including epidemiology, biostatistics, occupational/environmental health, population health, nutrition, psychology, sociology and health informatics. Faculty in the department provide leadership in the areas of population health and patient-centered outcomes research, disease prevention, health promotion, policy development and assessment of community health service and system needs.  They have substantial national funding from CIHR as well as provincial funding from NSHRF. The Department also includes over 40 cross appointed members drawn from a wide range of disciplines such as clinical medicine, health professions, engineering and basic and social sciences.  The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology is home to the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), the Health and Environments Research Centre (HERC), Health Data Nova Scotia (HDNS), Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), the NSHA Research Methods Unit (RMU) and many research projects.