Heather Millman obtained her Master of Public Issues Anthropology from the University of Guelph, and has completed several years of additional graduate research at the University of Western Ontario. Her research has focused on food, health, and traditional medicinal knowledge systems. She has spent several years conducting fieldwork in both Paraguay and Canada, for which she received the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for both her M.A. and PhD work. Prior to coming to HRI, Heather held research positions in a number of health organizations, including the Region of Waterloo Public Health, Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre in Kitchener, and the Program for Older Adults at Homewood Health Centre.
As a Research and Evaluation Associate with HRI, Heather’s role includes data collection and analysis across a number of research studies. Heather specializes in qualitative data collection methods, including interviews and focus groups. In addition, Heather contributes to project management activities, such as study design, participant recruitment, and managing data collection systems.