Dr. Dafna Kohen
Dr. Dafna Kohen is a Senior Research Analyst and Chief in the Health Analysis Division at Statistics Canada and adjunct professor at the Dept. of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Trained as a developmental psychologist she has degrees from McGill University, McMaster University, and Columbia University. Areas of research expertise include the use of population based data to examine policy relevant research in the area of healthy child development and examinations of social determinants of health for vulnerable populations. Research funding from government as well as non-government departments include CIHR grant funded projects examining the health of caregivers of children with disabilities as well as work on community and family influences on Aboriginal child and youth health and well-being.
Areas of Focus
Population based and administrative data to study policy relevant issues for vulnerable populations including children, youth, Aboriginal Peoples, and those with disabilities.