Bios of Current Members
Eva Neufeld, PhD
Research Associate & Assistant Professor
Dr. Eva Neufeld is a Research Associate with the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR) at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She is cross-appointed to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Human Sciences. She received her PhD in 2013 from the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Neufeld’s program of research covers the fields of aging and mental health, with a focus on suicide prevention, health outcomes, rural health, and health service utilization patterns. Her PhD research was the first examination of suicide-related behaviour among older adults in Ontario’s home care sector using the RAI-Home Care instrument (RAI-HC). Dr. Neufeld was appointed as an Associate Fellow of interRAI in 2015 and is a member of the interRAI Network of Mental Health (iNMH).
Dr. Neufeld is currently involved in grant-funded research using interRAI instruments to inform the development of a Seniors Wellness Strategy for the City of Greater Sudbury, as well as a needs assessment of men’s mental health and suicide prevention services in Northern Ontario. She is the current Co-Chair of the North East Suicide Prevention Network (NESPN) and past Executive Board Member of the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council (WRSPC).