Dr. Chris Buse’s program of research focuses on understanding and responding to the health impacts of environmental change through the use of novel and integrated health impact assessment methods. As an ‘ecohealth’ scholar, his research interests operate at the nexus of public health, community development and environmental studies, and include a variety of projects focusing on community adaptation to climate change, resource development impacts on rural and remote communities, energy and environmental justice, and the cumulative impacts of resource development.
Results from his research have been published in national and international scholarly journals and covered in the media. From 2015-2018, Dr. Buse was the Project Lead for the Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium at the University of Northern British Columbia, a research and outreach initiative at UNBC seeking to understand the cumulative environmental, community and health impacts associated with resource development across BC.
Dr. Buse was recently named “Top 40 Under 40” by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce as recognition of his leadership of UNBC’s CIRC initiative. He holds a Research Trainee award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2016-2018), and is an adjunct professor with UNBC’s School of Health Sciences. Chris received his PhD in 2015 from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He completed a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Alberta.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Buse, please see his website.