Clockwise from top left: Professor Michael Widener, PhD student Marianne Lahaie Luna, alum Mariangela Castro Arteaga, Assistant Professor Amaya Perez-Brumer and PhD student Dorothy Apedaile (supplied images)

Amaya Perez-Brumer receives Connaught Community Partnership Research Program award

Amaya Perez-Brumer, an assistant professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, has received an award from the Connaught Community Partnership Research Program for her project exploring how housing challenges faced by newcomers from Latin America impact their health.

The project, titled “Donde Vivimos” – which translates to “Where We Live” – is a two-year mixed methods study led by Perez-Brumer and Michael Widener, a professor in the department of geography and planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science who is cross-appointed to Dalla Lana. The researchers will partner with the Hispanic Development Council as well as Latinx students at U of T to assess housing instability and its relationship with self-rated health and access to medical care.

“The Connaught Community Partnership grant provided our team with a unique opportunity to support a new partnership between U of T and the Hispanic Development Council by extending the impact of a recently awarded, one-year School of City Urban Challenge grant,” said Perez-Brumer.

The Connaught Community Partnership Research Program aims to help create and nurture partnerships between U of T scholars and community partners that support community-driven research.

Perez-Brumer is one of four U of T scholars to receive awards from the program this year. The others are Alicia Hawkins at U of T MississaugaJaris Swidrovich at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Ishtiaque Ahmed in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

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