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UNBeknownst #38: Dr. Jen Woodland on integrated health research and the importance of knowledge translation

Author: UNB Alumni

Posted on Apr 18, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton , Nursing , Science , Arts , Podcast , UNB Saint John

Dr. Jennifer Woodland (MA’09, PhD’15) is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at UNB’s Saint John campus and an Integrated Health Initiative researcher who teaches within the Bachelor of Health program at UNB. She has a PhD in experimental psychology from UNB, with a focus in multisensory perception. Jen has over 10 years of experience in health research – as a research methodologist for Horizon Health Network and Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. Before her academic appointment, she spent 5 years working in the private health sector as the director of human health factors at Canadian Health Solutions where she led a development team toward multidisciplinary medical innovation products. Her research interests are in multidisciplinary health research on medication adherence and combining the use of evidence-based psychological principles to inform the development and improvement of health product usability. 

In this episode: 

  • An explanation of experimental psychology in multisensory perception 
  • How research, clinical and technology areas can work together and are critical for healthcare solutions 
  • A detailed look at what integrated health and integrated health research really means 
  • The Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) at UNB’s Saint John campus, and the benefits of an intentional health cluster 
  • How to translate research into meaningful health policy 
  • Health literacy for health adherence  

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