Dr. Susan Bartels earns Canada Research Chair
The faculty of health sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Bartels has been added to the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP).
One of the country’s highest research honours, the CRCP aims to make Canada a leader in research and development by bringing together leading and promising minds from across the country. Established in 2000, every year the CRCP invests approximately $256 million to attract and retain their accomplished chairholders, 47 of which are faculty members at Queen’s University.
Dr. Bartels is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, cross appointed to Public Health Sciences. She is a clinician-scientist with Kingston Health Sciences Centre and a practicing emergency physician at the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals.
Dr. Bartels’ global health research is primarily focused on areas of the world affected by conflict and disaster. Her research aims to improve the science and practice of delivering humanitarian aid, with her current work focusing on how the health of women and children are affected by war. Dr. Bartels is interested in using innovative methods to improve understanding of health-related topics in complex environments. Recently, this focus has brought her to study the effects of civil war on Syrian refugees in Lebanon, sexual misconduct by UN peacekeepers in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as sexual and reproductive health and parenting in adversity across a variety of settings.
Before joining Queen’s faculty in 2014, Dr. Bartels completed her fellowship training and earned her MPH degree at Harvard University, where she would go on to become the Director of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Bartels is the Director of Queen’s University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship, the first of its kind in Canada, and is a co-founder of ARCH, A Research Collaborative for Global Health Equity, which operates at Queen’s and aims to improve health equity across the globe.