Applied Research Collaborations for Health (ARCH) is the research group for Dr. Sara Kirk. Sara Kirk holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research within the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University and cross-appointments with the School of Health and Human Performance and the IWK Health Centre.
ARCH uses a social-ecological approach to understand lifestyle factors influencing health status and health services utilization, particularly in relation to excessive weight gain. In particular, ARCH is looking at how obesity is managed within the health setting, as well as in understanding the contribution to the “obesogenic” environment.
To learn more about ARCH and get regular updates about their work, check out the ARCH blog.