Mylène Riva

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Mylene Riva is Assistant Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed in the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Geography. Mylene is interested in the socio-environmental determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ health and well-being, their distribution between people, between communities, and across time, and how they produce health inequalities. Her current research focusses on: the links between housing conditions and housing interventions, health and well-being in northern settings; community conditions and health in the Arctic; the health and social impacts of mining development. Mylene received a PhD in Public health and health promotion from University of Montreal (2008); she was a postdoctoral fellow in health geography at Durham University in the UK (2011), and held a Banting postdoctoral fellowship at Laval University (2012). Prior to joining McGill University, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université Laval (2012-2016).