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Dyanne Semogas is a retired faculty member. She first joined McMaster University in 1990 as a Clinical Lecturer within the School of Nursing. She held the position of Assistant Professor with the School and Graduate Faculty Member. Dyanne was also a Co-Investigator for NERU, an Associate member for the Offord Centre for Child Studies, and was the Director for the Claremont House Managed Alcohol Program at Wesley Urban Ministries for seven years.

Dyanne has a Bachelor of Nursing from McGill University and a Master of Nursing from the University of Washington.

Her research interests are in poverty and homelessness; neighbourhood community development; street nursing; service learning; and harm reduction.

Dyanne is the 2006 recipient of the President's Award For Excellence in Course Design for her multidisciplinary course on Poverty and Homelessness. She is a member of Hamilton's Roundtable for Poverty Reduction. Currently, she is involved in research projects ranging from health in neighbourhoods to exploring the impact of a managed alcohol intervention on people who are homeless and have alcoholism.

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  • Semogas, D., Cleverley, K., Ford Thomas, C., Sanford, D., North, T., & Byrne, C. (2003). Health and social service utilization by inner city street youth. Journal of Urban Health; 80 Suppl 2.

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