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Welcome to PHIRC

The Population Health and Inequities Research Centre, known as PHIRC, aims to serve as an intellectual hub for scholarship and constructive exchange of views and expertise pertaining to population health and inequities. Through a confluence of the social sciences, the humanities, and the health sciences, the aspiration of PHIRC is to build capacity to improve population health outcomes and to reduce inequity in people's daily lives.

PHIRC is a Faculty of Medicine Centre within the Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. Members include faculty affiliated with several faculties and departments at the University of Calgary, as well as researchers and decision-makers with Alberta Health Services, other governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

PHIRC embodies the vision of "better health" and the priority theme of "improved population health" in the Institute for Public Health.


PHIRC Fact Sheet

Contact information:

Population Health and Inequities Research Centre
Institute for Public Health
University of Calgary
3rd Floor, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6

tel: (403) 210-9316
fax: (403) 210-3818


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Of Interest

March 2014

We are thrilled to announce the publication of a new book, Health Impact Assessment in the United States, which was just released by Springer this week.  It is jointly authored by PHIRC member, Marla Orenstein, Catherine Ross, and Nisha Botchwey and it is intended to be used as a textbook and self-teaching reference guide.  The book includes over 20 case studies from international sources to illustrate various aspects of HIA practice.

February 2014

Postdoctoral applications:

The Population Health & Inequities Research Centre (PHIRC) within the Institute for Public Health (IPH) welcomes Postdoctoral Fellows to apply for affiliation with our Centre. For more information, please see the application guidelines.