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Dr. Smye’s research makes a contribution to current knowledge that links health inequality to social and structural inequities by shedding light on the processes and practices (including policies) that contribute to health inequality and to those that mitigate their effects and improve health and well-being, in particular in the substantive areas of mental health and addictions, women and violence and Aboriginal health. Findings of this research to date illustrate the ways in which peoples’ experiences of access, health and health care are influenced/shaped by intersecting social forces such as racism, classism, abilism, sexism and so on and institutional policies and practices to create conditions that support health inequality, e.g., poverty, marginalization, discrimination and social exclusion.


Please see Dr. Smye’s full bio on the UOIT website.