27 April 2022
Date: April 27, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. MDT
Dr. Roach will draw on her research related to how colonization, adverse childhood experiences and intergenerational trauma impact cognitive development and cognitive decline later in life, to increase attendees’ understanding of:
- The experience of racism by Indigenous people when accessing health services.
- The potential implications of that racism on an individual's willingness to access care and both individual and community-level health outcomes.
- Strategies to adopt to work toward creating safe spaces for Indigenous patients.
Pamela Roach, PhD, is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Department of Family Medicine; Director of Indigenous Health Education at the Cumming School of Medicine.
Dr. Roach’s research program addresses the overarching theme of cognition and brain health in Indigenous populations to enhance equity in populations-based health outcomes. This work includes understanding the social drivers of cognition and brain health for Indigenous populations. She also contributes to Indigneous health and anti-racism teaching in the Cumming School of Medicine.