Associate Professor of Sociology, and the founding Director of the Indigenous Maternal Infant Health & Well-being (IMIHW) Lab at McGill University, Zoua Vang was named a William Dawson Scholar in recognition of her valuable work on immigration, ethnicity, and Indigenous health.
The William Dawson Scholar Award recognizes an emerging scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field. William Dawson Scholars hold the award for a five-year term, renewable once. This internal award is similar to that of a CRC Tier 2 Chair.
Professor Vang’s principal research focuses on migration and health, indigenous maternal infant health, and the consequence of discrimination for health and well-being. Her other research interests include: immigrant assimilation, neighbourhood effects, and race/ethnic relations.
Professor Vang’s research has been generously supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Health Canada, and the Fonds de researche Sociétieéet culture Québec (FQRSC).