Sophie Roher

Project Manager

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Sophie is a Project Manager at ICHR and a PhD student in Public Health at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health with specializations in bioethics and Indigenous health. Her PhD research builds on a project she conducted with Stanton Territorial Health Authority’s former Elders Advisory Council when she was working as a summer student at ICHR in 2015. Drawing upon community-based research principles, her project 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. She 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. When she is not studying, Sophie can be found canoe tripping, hula hooping, and playing piano.