Dr. Sara Kirk, Dalhousie University

Dr. Sara Kirk

Dr. Sara Kirk is a Professor of Health Promotion and Scientific Director of the Healthy Populations Institute at Dalhousie University, with cross-appointments to the IWK Health Centre and Mount Saint Vincent University. Her program of research explores how we can create supportive environments for chronic disease prevention. Her research uses a ‘socio-ecological’ approach that considers how individual behaviour is influenced by other broader factors, such as income, education and societal norms. Her research has focused on settings where people live, learn and play, including in schools and early childhood settings.