Lindsay Hedden receives the CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award

Lindsay Hedden, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Population and Public Health, has received this year’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) Rising Star Award, for her work on health services delivery and workforce issues in primary healthcare.

Hedden received the Rising Star Award for an article she published based on her doctoral work in the School of Population and Public Health, under the supervision of now Emeritus Professor Morris Barer.

“For my doctoral work, I was really interested in this question of why we have more primary care physicians per capita than ever before and yet anecdotal reports of shortages are becoming more and more frequent,” Hedden explained. “There’s an increase in the number of women who are practicing medicine and there has been these anecdotal concerns of women always working part time.”