Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM), led by Professor Neil Andersson, promotes scholarship on participatory research; offers expertise and training in participatory research; and increases community and patient engagement in all aspects of health care.
PRAM works in partnership with The Institute for Human Development and Well-being (IHDW) at McGill, of which Dr. Andersson is co-director.
In 2020 PRAM included nine PhD and one postdoctoral fellow, one research associate, three full professors, one assistant professor and one associate professor.
The team developed and delivers graduate courses (FMED506, FMED603, FMED604, FMED611, FMED615, and FMED701).
Current PRAM priorities include developing research methods concerned with cultural safety and intercultural dialogue.
The PRAM Patient Engagement initiative, supported by a post-doctoral fellow and a patient partner with funding from the McGill Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS), supports a network of 15 patient-engagement work-groups across McGill and a training program on patient engagement for researchers.
The long-term PRAM partnership with the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Program led to funding of the five university Quebec Indigenous Health Mentorship Network, housed in PRAM and directed by Dr Alex McComber, the indigenous health lead in the Department. Recently appointed Professor Richard Budgell is exploring the establishment of a co-managed research and training platform to promote health related research in Nunavik.