Beverly Leipert RN, PhD Exploring Social Support, Sport Participation, and Rural Women’s Health Using Photovoice, Principal Investigator Chronic Disease Prevention in Ontario: An Analysis of the Capacity of Public Health Workforce, Co-Investigator Curling, Community, and Capacity Building: Strengthening Innovation, Resilience, Wellbeing, and Sustainability in Rural Canada Through Rural Sport , Principal Investigator Safe Housing Conditions for Elderly in Rural Areas – Housing, Gender, and Health in Regional Policy and Practice in Sweden, Co-Investigator Dr. Leipert began her career as a public health nurse in rural and remote areas of Saskatchewan. At the University of Western Ontario she held the Ontario Women's Health Council Chair in Rural Women's Health Research. This is the first and only Chair in North America dedicated to rural women's health research. Dr. Leipert's research program during the previous 20 years has focused on rural and northern health and nursing. She supervises PhD, Masters, and undergraduate students interested in rural health. Dr. Leipert has presented and published widely internationally, nationally, and provincially on rural health topics. She is the lead author of the first book in Canada to address rural women’s health, Rural Women’s Health (2012, University of Toronto Press). Dr. Leipert is also a Full-time Professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western.