Denise Spitzer

Denise Spitzer

Research Chair, Institute of Women’s Studies and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada


Professor Denise Spitzer is on sabbatical leave from July 1st, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Denise Spitzer, PhD, is a Full Professor with the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies and the former incumbent of the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Migration and Health. In addition to undergraduate studies in Biology, Chinese, and Music, she holds graduate degrees in Anthropology. Dr. Spitzer is interested in how global processes—intersecting with gender, ethnicity, migration status and other social identifiers—are implicated in health and wellbeing. With the support of graduate students, academic investigators, and community partners, Dr. Spitzer's current research focuses on immigrant and refugee women and engages with: critical perspectives of the body; transnationalism and identity; the impact of policy on health; agency and social support; community-based research, and gender and diversity-based analysis.

Research Interest

Canada, immigrants, newcomers, refugees, social support, well-being

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