Welcome from the Editors


  • Tari Ajadi McGill University
  • Korede Esan Nova Scotia Health
  • Damilola Iduye Dalhousie University
  • Keisha Jefferies Dalhousie University
  • Chelsa States Dalhousie University
  • Crystal Watson Dalhousie University




Welcome, Readers, to the ninth issue of the Healthy Populations Journal (HPJ). This special issue and its theme “Improving the Health Outcomes of Persons of African Descent” was inspired by the inaugural international Black Health Conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2022. HPJ is a student-run, open-access, peer-reviewed journal housed at the Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie University. Our focus is to highlight student-led population health and health equity research and support new authors in the academic publishing process. This guest editorial board represents perspectives from diverse emerging scholars from the community. We are excited to present our community’s voices in this issue.

Author Biographies

Tari Ajadi, McGill University

Assistant Professor Honours and Joint Honours Advisor Department of Political Science McGill University

Korede Esan, Nova Scotia Health

Health Promoter, Healthy Communities Public Health, Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health

Damilola Iduye, Dalhousie University

Senior Instructor, School of Nursing Research Scholar, Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University

Keisha Jefferies, Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

Chelsa States, Dalhousie University

MSc Nursing Candidate, Dalhousie University

Crystal Watson, Dalhousie University

Ph.D. Health Candidate, Dalhousie University