Faculty and Staff

SFU’s Joy Johnson recognized for career contributions to women’s health

May 16, 2018

The Women’s Health Research Institute has honoured Joy Johnson, SFU vice president, research and international, with its second annual Career Contribution to Women’s Health Research Award.

The award is given annually to a British Columbian researcher who has made an outstanding and exemplary contribution to women’s health research during their career.

The award was presented at the Third Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium, where Johnson delivered a spotlight talk highlighting the importance of considering sex and gender diversity in research.

Among her many accomplishments Johnson has acted as scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, where she helped shape multiple initiatives, such as developing a sex-and gender-training curriculum. She has also worked to support future researchers and health professionals through supervising over 75 graduate and PhD students, and teaching in the School of Nursing at UBC.

In Johnson’s current role at SFU she helps to promote and support research across disciplines, and offers guidance for policy at both university and governmental levels.