Primary Health Care Research

Welcome to the Primary Healthcare Research Unit (PHRU). Established in November 2005, the PHRU exists as a resource within the Discipline of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, for the conduct of clinical and health services research in the area of primary care and primary healthcare.


Dr. Kris Aubrey-Bassler


Dr. Shabnam Asghari


Dr. Amanda Hall
Dr. Gerard Farrell

Research Coordinators PHRU:

Dr. Dana Howse
Ms. Andrea Pike

Research Coordinators CRHS:

Mr. Oliver Hurley
Ms. Alexandria Tobin
Mr. Ali Modir-Rousta

Research Secretary:

Mr. Erick Batista

To reach us, please contact Mr. Erick Batista at:

Primary Healthcare Research Unit
Room 426, 4th Floor Janeway Hostel, Health Sciences Centre
300 Prince Philip Dr
St. John's NL A1B 3V6
Phone: (709) 777-6645
Fax: (709) 777-6118

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