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Dr. Tracie O. Afifi

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Dr. Tracie O. Afifi - Co-Leading the CARe RTP /Professor, University of Manitoba

Dr. Tracie O. Afifi is a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience at the University of Manitoba. She is also an associate editor of Child Abuse & Neglect and Investigator at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM). Dr. Afifi is co-leading the Childhood Adversity and Resilience Research Training Platform (CARe RTP) at the University of Manitoba funded by Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Dr. Afifi’s primary research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and mental health with a focus on resilience, intervention, and prevention. To date, she has been awarded $45 million in research funding as Principal or Co-Investigator. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications in academic journals. Her work has informed health policy and legislative changes at the national and international levels. Dr. Afifi is an inducted college member of the Royal Society of Canada, the 2018 recipient of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research, the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Gold Leaf Award, the 2020 recipient of the Alexander Leighton Award in psychiatric epidemiology, named Canada’s 2021 top 100 most powerful women by the WXN Diversity Council of Canada, and the 2023 recipient of the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic Innovation.