Dr. Sara FL Kirk, PhD
Professor of Health Promotion, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
Scientific Director, Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University
Adjunct Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University
Health promotion, population health, applied health services and policy research, social-ecological approaches to health, population health intervention research, cancer prevention, obesity management and prevention.
Creating supportive environments for chronic disease prevention
Recent evidence suggests that as many as 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented, with unhealthy eating physical inactivity and excess adiposity being key risk factors for cancer and other chronic diseases. With unhealthy behaviours often the default, Sara Kirk’s program of research explores the ways to create supportive environments for chronic disease prevention, through policy and systems change.