K. Bruce Newbold is a Professor of Geography at McMaster University. He received his PhD in Geography from McMaster University in 1994, and worked at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign between 1994 and 2000 before returning to McMaster. He is the former Director of the McMaster Institute of Environment and Health (MIEH, 2004-2013) and the current Director of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences (2012-present). Dr. Newbold has held visiting professor positions at the University of Glasgow and the University of California San Diego.
Trained as a demographer, Dr. Newbold’s research interests focus broadly on population issues. One theme of his work has focused on domestic migration and human capital development in both the US and Canadian contexts, for which he has received funding from NSF, SSHRC, and Statistics Canada to support his work. A second theme has focused on immigration, including immigrant settlement and acculturation. More specifically, his research has focused on immigrant health issues, including access to health care, use of health care facilities, reproductive health, disability, and the broader determinants of health including housing and employment. The same theme has also looked extensively at refugee health issues, with refugees representing a particularly vulnerable and under-represented group in the academic literature. He has received funding from CIHR and HRSDC to support this work.