Dr. Julie Kosteniuk will be joining the Canadian Centre for Rural and Agricultural Health in the Department of Medicine as a tenure-track assistant professor starting July 2023.
Julie completed her graduate training at the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining a PhD in the Department of Psychiatry and master’s degree in the Department of Sociology. Her doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Carl D’Arcy involved a provincial survey of family physicians examining care of patients with anxiety and depression including diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and barriers to care. This research was supported by multiple scholarships including a CIHR Doctoral Research Award. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Debra Morgan in the CCRAH, focusing on rural dementia care issues with an emphasis on primary care.
Prior to her faculty position, Julie was a professional research associate with the Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) team led by Dr. Morgan. She supported numerous RaDAR studies including the implementation of RaDAR primary care memory clinics in rural communities throughout southeast Saskatchewan, and led projects with the SK Health Quality Council to identify health service use patterns among persons with dementia using administrative health data.
In her research program, Julie will evaluate community programs for persons with dementia and investigate their use of health services. She is particularly interested in research that promotes the availability and sustainability of community supports for persons with dementia living in rural and remote areas.
Dr. Kosteniuk on Google Scholar.