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Serene Kerpan

Affiliate Scientist ICES Central Populations & Public Health Research Program


Serene Kerpan is an assistant professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Kerpan’s research focuses on the health and educational success of young children. Through community-engaged scholarship she cultivates strong relationships with Indigenous schools and communities to investigate topics that are meaningful to the communities she partners with. Dr. Kerpan’s current research is examining prenatal opioid exposure through participatory action research, in addition to research on the promotion of physical activity for enhanced cognition.

  • PhD, Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • MSc, Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • BA, Physical Education and History, Vancouver Island University
  • Indigenous health
  • Health and wellness promotion
  • Addiction
  • Pediatric health
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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