Robin King Stonefish
Dr. Michael Anderson
Carlos Sanchez Pimienta
Sophie Roher is a PhD candidate in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and a student in the Collaborative Specialization of Indigenous Health. Her PhD research builds on a project she conducted in 2015 with the Stanton Territorial Health Authority’s Elder’s Advisory Council in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Drawing upon community-based research principles, her research examines how patients and healthcare providers understand and experience Indigenous healing and wellness services at Stanton Territorial Hospital. Sophie holds a CIHR Patient-Oriented Research Fellowship, and she was the recipient of a 2017-2020 CIHR Doctoral Research Award and a 2018-2019 CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship, where she worked at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Sophie is passionate about community-based research and northern health and has worked on a range of community-led research projects, including with the Tłįchǫ Government and the Northwest Territories’ Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR). She has an MSc in Health Policy and has experience working on policy initiatives in Ontario, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, and Uganda.
Dr. Mashford-Pringle sits on Sophie’s doctoral research committee.