Health Promotion Sciences Department
Cindy Jardine, PhD, is a Professor with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, Canada. She was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar with MEZCOPH in 2013/14. She is also an Associate Professor (part-time nil appointment) with the Dept. of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, an Affiliate Scholar with the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, and a Professional Biologist in the province of Alberta. Dr. Jardine has been actively involved in the field of health risk communication and public participation in risk decision making for more than 20 years, following a long career working with provincial and international health and environmental agencies. From 2007 to 2012, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods.
Dr. Jardine’s research involves looking at means and impediments to promoting better dialogue between stakeholders to promote more informed decisions on risks across a range of health issues. This includes research aimed at empowering individuals and communities to understand, contribute to and take action on the health risks affecting their lives. Much of her research is conducted with Indigenous peoples in Canada’s north. She is also actively involved in research on improving risk communication around immunization and pandemic outbreaks. Her Fulbright research with the University of Arizona on research involved exploring the role of trust in health partnerships between university researchers and Indigenous communities.