University of Ottawa
Tracey O’Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Ottawa. She obtained her masters degree from the University of Victoria and her PhD from Queen’s University. She worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Population Health, prior to starting her faculty appointment in 2007. Tracey’s research program focuses on support mechanisms to promote health and resilience in conditions of high personal, occupational and community stress, with particular emphasis on building capacity for emergency management through community engagement, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and strengthening of critical social infrastructure. She is the lead investigator for The EnRiCH Project, which is a community-based participatory research project focused on enhancing resilience and preparedness among high risk populations, using a functional capabilities framework. In 2012 she received an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation in recognition for her work on Salutogenic Indicators for Organizational Resilience.