Mental Health Working Group Profile
Dr. Nancy Young is a child health measurement scientist who completed her graduate training in Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Science at the University of Toronto. She began her career as a Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she remains an Adjunct Scientist. She is currently a Professor and Director of the School of Rural and Northern Health at Laurentian University, where she has held a Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health since 2005. She is also a Senior Scientist at the CHEO Research Institute and IC/ES.
Dr. Young has spent 25 years applying measurement science to give children a voice in their own health assessment. Her primary focus is the assessment of Indigenous children’s health. This work is based on respectful collaboration with leaders from Nandewege Gegamig Wikwemikong Health Centre and other Indigenous organizations. Together they are gathering high-quality local data to inform health services planning and evaluation. Her research program is funded by CHIR, SPOR, the Cundill Foundation and MCCSS and is working to develop and share best practices for evidence gathering and sharing with and for Indigenous communities.