Dr. Noralou P. Roos: A Trailblazer in the Field of Population Health

Updated: Apr 28


A pioneer in population health and working with policymakers and media in research knowledge translation, professor emerita Dr. Noralou P. Roos is taking the health field by storm.

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Dr. Noralou P. Roos is the founding co-director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy at the University of Manitoba. Recently, Dr. Roos has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, due to outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences in Canada or abroad.


Dr. Roos has an extensive career teaching and conducting medical research. She developed Canada’s first data laboratory for population-based data on health, education, and social services, after receiving funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation. A role model for generations of public health policy researchers, Dr. Roos has worked with Health Canada and many other groups across Canada to design and implement a research network to monitor Drug Safety and Effectiveness.


On January 28th 2021, Dr. Roos was recognized as one of 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazers. Dr. Roos’ achievements as a leader and a researcher are an inspiration to emerging women professionals in the health and research fields.


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