The Juravinski Research Institute (JRI) supports vital health research originating from Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Current areas of interest for the JRI include aging and related diseases, cancer, lung health and respiratory care, mental health and emerging research priorities.
Each year the JRI leadership teams work to identify strategic research priorities that are aligned with the JRI vision and with the priorities of the three partner organizations. In 2020, COVID-19 and brain health were identified as two areas of opportunity. In 2021, the theme of “Health System Transformation” was selected as a critical area of research to support. In 2022, child and youth health, integrated care and burn trauma were identified as priority research areas.
The decision-making process is highly collaborative. Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton work together to identify research groups with strengths in the priority areas who can mobilize a joint research effort broadly across the organizations. The JRI continues to explore different models of funding allocation for future years and any updates will be posted to our website.