Sherilee Harper
Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health and Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

  • My research investigates associations between weather and Indigenous health in the context of climate change. I collaborate with Indigenous partners to prioritize climate-related health actions, planning, interventions, and research.
  • I am co-lead the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change (IHACC) program, an international research initiative that works closely with Indigenous peoples and their organizations in the Canadian Arctic, Ugandan Impenetrable Forest, and the Peruvian Amazon. The program aims to utilize science and Indigenous knowledge to strengthen health systems in light of a rapidly changing climate, within three areas of foci: food security; malaria; and foodborne and waterborne disease.


  • climate change and health
  • climate change adaptation
  • Indigenous peoples' health
  • community-led research; community-based, participatory research
  • social and environmental epidemiology
  • mixed (qualitative and quantitative) research methods
  • Inuit Nunangat; Uganda; Peru
People »People
Sherilee Harper
OMNI – People »OMNI – People
University of Alberta »University of Alberta
Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) »Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
Climate change »Climate change
Malaria »Malaria
Indigenous health »Indigenous health
Food security »Food security
Environment »Environment
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