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Dr. Pat Armstrong

Dr. Pat Armstrong is a sociology professor at York University, where she has taught for 21 years. She has co-authored a large number of articles and books on health policy. Recently-published books include They Deserve Better: The long-term care experience in Canada and Scandinavia, Critical to Care: The invisible women in health services, and A Place to Call Home: Long term care in Canada.
Dr. Armstrong holds a Canadian Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research, where she is developing a graduate program to train students in health policy and politics. Dr. Armstrong is also the Chair of Women and Health Care Reform, a collaborative group that brings together the four federally-funded Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Canadian Women’s Health Network. Its mandate is to coordinate research on health reform across Canada, to identify gaps in the research and take steps to fill those gaps, and to translate this research into policies and practices.