Jim Dunn

Professor Jim Dunn



Project Co-Lead Dr. Jim Dunn is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University and the Director of the McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments.  His research focuses on socio-economic inequalities in health in urban areas.  He brings expertise in neighbourhood based intervention research and a focus on how (for whom and under what conditions) interventions work, as well as expertise in effective community-based knowledge mobilization.

July 2015 – present: Chair, Heath, Aging & Society, McMaster University
October 2013 – present: Director, McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments
  • O’Campo, P., Wheaton, B., Nisenbaum, R., Glazier, R.G., Dunn, J.R. and C. Chambers. (2015). The neighbourhood effects on health and well-being (NEHW) study.  Health & Place, 31(1), 65-74
  • Dunn, J.R. (2014) Evaluating place-based programmes for health improvement. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 68, 591.
  • Dunn, J.R., van der Meulen, E., O’Campo, P., & Muntaner, C. (2013). Improving health equity through theory-informed evaluations: A look at housing first strategies, cross-sectoral health programs, and prostitution policy. Evaluation & Program Planning, 36, 184–190.
  • Dunn, J.R. (2012). ‘Socially-mixed’ public housing redevelopment as a de-stigmatization strategy: A theoretical approach and empirical strategy. DuBois Review, 9(1), 87-105.


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