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  • MPH Class of 2010

    First MPH cohort 2009

  • MPH Class of 2013

    MPH Class of 2013

  • MPH 2013 Cohort
  • MPH Graduate Lana Majid

    MPH Graduate Lana Majid

  • Class of 2015

    Class of 2015

MPH Student Alumni Profiles    


MPH 14

Aarssen Taryn

​Educational Background: BSc (Kinesiology), McMaster University
​Practicum Location: Pamoja Tunaweza Research Center, Tanzania
Practicum Project title: Health Systems Appraisal of Cervical Cancer in Tanzania
Position After Graduation:  
 


Saurav Barua

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa
​Practicum Location: Central West LHIN
Practicum Project title: Metrics Monitoring a Mentally ill Health Links patient's interaction with the health Care System within the Central West LHIN
Position After Graduation: 
 


Hayley Baranek

Educational Background: BA (Psychology), McGill University
Practicum Location: Woman's College Hospital, Toronto Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Developing and  Implementing a Strategy to improve Heart Failure Outcomes in Patients with Multiple Co-Morbidities
Position After Graduation: Research Assistant, Women's College Hospital
 


Emily Dawson

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University
Practicum Location: KFL&A Public Health, Kingston Ontario
Practicum Project title: An Evaluation of the Implementation of the Enhanced 18-Month Well Baby Visit: A social determinants lens
Position After Graduation: Research Assistant, KFL&A Public Health
 


Ashley Drobot

Educational Background: BSc (Biology), University of Alberta
Practicum Location: KFL&A Public Health, Kingston Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Development and Implementation of a Nutrition Policy in Licensed Childcare Settings in Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Regions
Position After Graduation:  Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
 


Julia Enikeeva

Educational Background: BSc (Nursing),Dalhousie University
Practicum Location: Kingston Community HealthCare, Kingston Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Indigenous Chronic Disease Self-Management in South East Ontario
Position After Graduation:
 


Sameera Fathima

Educational Background: BSc(Human Biology & Bioethics) University of Toronto
Practicum Location: Health & Stroke Foundation, Toronto Ontario
Practicum Project Title: RBC South Asian Woman's Health Program & Atrial Fibrillation Resources Evaluation Project
Position After Graduation:
 


Julia Hodgson

Educational Background: BSc (Nursing), Queen's University
Practicum Location: Ottawa Inner City Health, Ottawa Ontario
Practicum Project Title:
Position After Graduation: Public Health Nurse, KFL&A
 


Kelsie Jagt

Educational Background: BSc (Molecular Biology and Genetics), University of Guelph
Practicum Location: Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Health Protection and Disease Prevention through Public Dissemination of Travel Health Information
Position After Graduation: Laboratory Surveillance Data Analyst, Public Health Ontario
 


Donika Jones

Educational Background: BSc(Human Biology&Equity Studies), University of Toronto
Practicum Location: Toronto Public Health
Practicum Project Title: "The Answer is Yes" Media Campaign:Increasing Awareness around Service Accessibility for Non -Status Immigrants in Toronto 
Position After Graduation: 
 


Katherine Launier

Educational Background: BSc (Immunology and Infection), University of Alberta
Practicum Location: KFL&A Public Health Ontario, Kingston Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Process Evaluation of a Systems Navigational Tool with a Social Determinants of Health Lens
Position After Graduation: Research Assistant, University of Alberta
 


Alia Leslie

Educational Background: BSc(Biology), University of Victoria
Practicum Location: Kingston Community Health Care, Kingston Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Mental Health and Addictions Self-Management in South Eastern Ontario
Position After Graduation: Research Coordinator CANOC study at BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
 


Meghan McCloy

Educational Background: BA (Health Studies), Queen's University
Practicum Location: Central East LHIN
Practicum Project Title: Behavioral Supports Ontario Survey of Phase 2 Long - Term Care Homes in the Central East Local Health Integration
Position After Graduation: Project Assistant, Mental Health and Addictions and Aboriginal Strategies, Central East LHIN
 


Clare Mak

Educational Background: BSc ( Nursing), Queen's University
Practicum Location: Street Health Clinic KFL&A Kingston Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Hepatitis C Group Treatment Module
Position After Graduation: Public Health Nurse, KFL&A
 


Irina Olariu

Educational Background: BSc ( Life Sciences), Queen's University
Practicum Location: Public Health Laboratories, Kingston Ontario
Practicum Project Title: An Assessment of reporting guidelines for total coli form bacterial in private drinking well waters at Public Health Ontario
Position After Graduation:
 


Alice Simniceanu

Educational Background: BSc(Human Kinetics), University of Ottawa
Practicum Location: Public Health Ontario, Toronto Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Efficacy of Low - Risk Drinking Guidelines Labeling on Alcohol Containers in Ontario
Position After Graduation: Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada
 


Maya Stern

Educational Background:BA ( Environmental Studies), York University
Practicum Location: Hinks Delcrest Center, Toronto Ontario
Practicum Project Title: A needs Assessment of Children's Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Services in the  Hinks Delcrest Catchment area.
Position After Graduation:
 


Stefanie Stuart

Educational Background: BSc(Integrative Biology and Neuroscience), University of Toronto
Practicum Location: Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Building evidence for the Health Equity Impact Assessment(HEIA) Through an evaluation Framework and Community of Interest
Position After Graduation: Community Health Promoter,  North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
 


Anna Vanderlaan

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University
Practicum Location: Public Health Ontario, Toronto Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Healthy Babies Health Children Process Implementation Evaluation
Position After Graduation: Product Development Advisor, Public Health Ontario
 



Erin Walters

Educational Background: BSc (Science), McMaster University
Practicum Location: Region Of Waterloo Public Health
Practicum Project Title: Region Of Waterloo Public Health Infectious Disease,Dental and Sexual Health Division
Position After Graduation:


Rebecca Yeung

Educational Background: BSc(Physical Therapy), McGill University
Practicum Location: Providence Health Care, Vancouver BC
Practicum Project Title: A Review of Allied Professions in BC and Across Canada - Best Practices
Position After Graduation: 
 


Lisa Zhao 

Educational Background: BSc (Biopharmaceutical Science), University of Ottawa
Practicum Location:World Health Organization Center, Geneva Switzerland 
Practicum Project title:
Mass Gatherings Medicine: Emergency preparedness and response
Position After Graduation: Biosafety Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
 


 

MPH'13 

Tobi AdeyemoTobi Adeyemo

​Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa
​Practicum Location: Public Health Ontario Regional Laboratory Kingston; Community Veterinary Outreach, Ottawa
Practicum Project title: Investigation of Coliform Contamination in private drinking water wells in Southeastern Ontario.(GIS) Zoonoses of Companion Animals in Ottawa's Underhoused population
Position After Graduation:  Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
 


Michael Antwi
Michael Antwi

​Educational Background: BSc (Medical Sciences), Western University
​Practicum Location:  Region of Waterloo Public Health Department
Practicum Project title:  Injury and Substance misuse prevention
Position After Graduation:  Research Coordinator, African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario


Nicole AndruszkiewiczNicole Andruszkiewicz

​Educational Background: BA (Health Studies), McMaster University
​Practicum Location:  KFL&A Public Health Unit
Practicum Project title:  Evaluation of Geospatial Portals for improved Public Health Decision Making in Program Planning
Position After Graduation: Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
 


Sumra Kureishy

Educational Background: BSc (Nutrition), McGill University
Practicum Location: Micronutrient Initiative Headquarters
Practicum Project Title: Development of Micronutrient Initiative Core Nutrition Knowledge
Position After Graduation:

 


Tina LeungTina Leung

Educational Background: BSc (Nursing), Queen's University
​Practicum Location:  Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Practicum Project title:  RBC Foundation Asian Women's Health Program
Position After Graduation:  Interim Executive Director, South Granville Seniors Centre
 


Diane LuDiane Lu

Educational Background:  Master of Public Health, MD, PhD, FCFP Queen's University, University of Toronto
​Practicum Location:  World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland
Practicum Project title:  Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response: An evaluation of Tools.
Position After Graduation:  Residency Program, Public Health & Preventative Medicine
 


Lana MajidLana Majid

Educational Background: BSc  (Kinesiology), Minor in Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University
​Practicum Location:  Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Practicum Project title:  
Position After Graduation:  Public Health Practice Analyst, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
 


Erin McSorleyErin McSorley

Educational Background:  BA (International Relations), Mount Alison University
​Practicum Location:  KFL&A Public Health
Practicum Project title:  Evaluation of the Implementation of the 18-month Well Baby Visit in the KFL&A Region: A Social Determinant of Health Perspective.
Position After Graduation: Health Promotion Specialist, Child Safety Link- Primary Health, IWK Health Centre, Halifax,Nova Scotia
 


Deanna MoherDeanna Moher

Educational Background: BSc( Health Sciences), Trent University
​Practicum Location:  Veterans Affairs Canada
Practicum Project title:  A literature review of employer-based strategies that facilitate workplace participation of people with mental health problems.
Position After Graduation:  Health Promoter, Peterborough County-City Health Unit
 


Kristin Nicol

Educational Background: BSc ( Applied Science), University of Guelph
Practicum Location: KFL&A Public Health
Practicum Project Title: Whole of Community Physical Activity Interventions; Recommendations for KFL&A Public Health
Position After Graduation:
 

 


Patricia OrserPatricia Orser

Educational Background:  BA ( Psychology), Queen's University​
​Practicum Location:  South East Local Health Integration Network
Practicum Project title:  Analysis of Repeat Unplanned Emergency Visits within 30 days for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conditions.
Position After Graduation:  Public Health Promoter, KFL&A Public Health
 


Laura PaivalainenLaura Paivalainen

Educational Background:  BSc (Biological Science), University of Guelph
​Practicum Location:  KFL&A Public Health
Practicum Project title:  Applying lessons learned from anti-tobacco campaigns to the prevention of obesity.
 Position After Graduation: Research Assistant, KFL&A Public Health
 


Gillian PritchardGillian Pritchard

Educational Background:  BSc (Health Promotion), Dalhousie University
​Practicum Location:  KFL&A Public Health
Practicum Project title:  A targeted gap analysis of the implementation of health promotion activities across a spectrum of community agencies in KFL&A.
Position After Graduation: Special Projects Coordinator at University of Ottawa Heart Institute
 


Danish Salim

Educational Background: BSc( Physiology), University of Ottawa​
​Practicum Location:  Ottawa Public Health​
Practicum Project title:  Evaluation of healthy eating and physical activity guidelines in Municipal Child Care Centers​
Position After Graduation:  Junior Analyst, Public Health Agency of Canada
 


Saad Shakeel

Educational Background: BSc (Science), University of Waterloo
Practicum Location: South East LHIN
Practicum Project Title: Hospice Palliative Care Project
Position After Graduation: Research Analyst, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton

 


Kelli SteinKellie Stein

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences) University of Ottawa
​Practicum Location:  Ottawa Public Health
Practicum Project title:  Barriers to Dental Service Accessibility and Utilization among Low-income Individuals on Socially Funded Dental Programs.
Position After Graduation:  PhD Student, Dentistry
 


MPH'12 

 


David Beking

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences) University of Ottawa
Practicum Location: Kingston Street Health Centre
Practicum Project Title: Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection among current and former Injection Drug users within a multi-disciplinary Treatment Model at a Community Health Center
Position After Graduation: President, Edward Jenner Public Health Consultants
 

 


Maria Bennell

Educational Background: BSc (Science), University of Toronto
Practicum Location: Public Health Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Evaluation of Southeastern Ontario Beach Water Quality
Position After Graduation: Epidemiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
 


Osama BerradaOsama Berrada

Educational Background:  BSc (Health Sciences), Ottawa University
​Practicum Location:  Canadian Forces Health Services Directorate, Department of National Defense
Practicum Project title:  Risk assessment of the potable water produced aboard ships using reverse osmosis technology.
Position After Graduation:  Edward Jenner Public Health Counselling
 


Veronica CatryVeronica Catry

Educational Background: BSc (Kinesiology/ Health Studies), Queen's University
​Practicum Location:  KFL&A Public Health, Family Health Team
Practicum Project title:  Evaluation of the implementation of the enhanced 18-month well-baby assessment with a determinants of health focus.
Position After Graduation:  Program Manager at the Hastings Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
 


Laura Chapman

Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts Honours, St. Mary's University 
Practicum location: South East LHIN
Practicum Project Title: Addiction Profile
Position After Graduation:
 


Rochelle D'Souza

Educational  Background: BSc (Health Sciences), McMaster University
Practicum Location: Public Health Ontario
Practium Project Title: Developing Measures for the Impact of Knowledge Organizations in Health
Position After Graduation: Program Coordinator Health Promotion Resource Centre
 


Steven Earl

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences),University of Ottawa
Practicum Location: Ottawa Public Health
Practicum Project Title: Trending Parents- Using social media to reach parents with Health Information
Position After Graduation: VP- Communications - Community Health Specialist
 


Mutiat Enikanolaiye

Educational Background: BSc (Biochemistry) Carleton University
Practicum Location: World Health Organization, Cameroon
Practicum Project Title: Protecting Public Health
Position After Graduation: Health Equity Project Manager, University Health Network

 


Yaso Gowrinathan

Educational Background: BSc (Science), University of Toronto
Practicum Location:Toronto Public Health
Practicum Project Title: A Summary of " A Review of the Evidence : School-based Interventions to Address Obesity Prevention in Children 6-12 Year of Age
Position After Graduation: Program Analyst, Ontario Public Service

 


Edey Hobson

Educational Background: BA(Nursing), Queen's University
Practicum Location: South East Regional Cancer Program
Practicum Project Title:
Position After Graduation:

 


Katherine Houston

Educational Background: BA (Health Studies), McMaster University
Practicum Location: Niagara Region Public Health
Practicum Project Title: Safe at Home
Position After Graduation: Health Promoter, Niagara Region
 


Debra Kriger

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Western Ontario
Practicum Location: Veteran's Affairs Canada
Practicum Project Title:
Position After Graduation:

 


Gurleen Matharu

Educational Background:  BSc (Life Sciences) University of Toronto
Practicum Location: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Practicum Project Title: Environmental Health Policy Development
Position After Graduation:
 


Rachelle McGrath

Educational Background: BA (Psychology) St. Thomas University
Practicum Location: Heart and Stroke Foundation
Practicum Project Title: Capacity Building Through Community Engagement, Partnerships, and Advocacy
Position After Graduation: Healthy Campus Team Lead, Mount Royal University
 


Kara McWatters

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University
Practicum Location: World Health Organization, Tanzania
Practicum Project Title: Public Health in Tanzania:Exploring the Factors Affecting Domestic Gender-Based Violence
Position After Graduation:
 


Paula Muis

Educational Background: BA( Environmental Health Sciences), Ryerson University
Practicum Location: KFL&A Public Health
Practicum Project Title: Public Health Information Management System: Preliminary Determination of User Functionality and Essential Data Components
Position After Graduation: Public Health Promoter, KFL&A
 


Meghan MurphyMeghan Murphy

​Educational Background:  BSc (Biochemistry and Bachelor of Education), Queen's University
​Practicum Location:  KFL&A Public Health, School Health Team
Practicum Project title:  Situational Assessment for 'Healthy Eating and Health Weights' program for grades 5-9
Position After Graduation:  Research Assistant Cardio Vascular Research Methods Center Ottawa
 


Kelly Ogilvie

Educational Background : BSc, MD (Medicine), University of Toronto
Practicum Location:
Practicum Project Title:
Position After Graduation:

 


Kristi Randhawa

Educational Background: BSc(Health Sciences), University of Ottawa
Practicum Location: Public Health Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Investigation of well water bacterial contamination and submission trends in Southern Ontario
Position After Graduation: Adjunct Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
 


Ayesha Ratnayake

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences) ,University of Ottawa
Practicum Location: Institute of Population Health , Ottawa Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Piloting a GRADE-Based Decision Framework
Position After Graduation:
 

 


Carina RodgersCarina Rodgers

Educational Background:  BSc (Kinesiology/ Sciences), Western University
​Practicum Location:  Middlesex-London Health Unit
Practicum Project title:  Reproductive Health Promotion
Position After Graduation: Program Manager Chronic Disease Injury Prevention, Chatham - Kent Public Health Unit
 


Arlinda Ruco

Educational Background: BSc (Science) Queen's University
Practicum Location: Public Health Ontario
Practicum Project Title: Sparking Life Niagara: Evaluation and  Related Tasks
Position After Graduation: Project Manager, Practice-based Research and Innovation, Sunny Brook Health Sciences Center
 


Kristan Taus-MorinKristan Taus-Morin

​Educational Background:  Bachelor of Physical Education and Health, Specialization in Health Promotion, Laurentian University
​Practicum Location:  South East Local Health Integration Network
Practicum Project title:  Community Support Section System Impact Assessment
Position After Graduation:  Regional Program Evaluation Coordinator, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  
 


Naeema TharaniNaeema Tharani

​Educational Background:  BSc( Health Science), Western University
​Practicum Location:  Public Health, Halton Region
Practicum Project title:  Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System Sample Pilot Project Evaluation; School Immunization Evaluation
Position After Graduation:  Evaluation and Research Analyst, Kinark Child and Family Services
 


Kendra Tonkin

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa
Practicum Location: KFL&A Public Health
Practicum Project Title: Strategies to delay initiation of alcohol use among elementary school aged children
Position After Graduation: Office Manager and Research Coordinator, McGill University
 


Vanessa Vermette

Educational Background: BA (Physical and Health Studies), Queen's University
Practicum Location: Somerset West Community Health Centre
Practicum Project Title: Community Health Needs Assessment
Position After Graduation:
 


Sara Wafa

Educational Background:BSc (Health Sciences), McGill University
Practicum Location: World Health Organization, Geneva
Practicum Project Title: Supporting Community Based Rehabilitation in the Arab Region
Position After Graduation: 
 


Danika WentzelDanika Wentzel

​Educational Background:  BSc( Nursing), Queen's University
​Practicum Location:  Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
Practicum Project title: Insight into the Needle Exchange Program
Position After Graduation:  Public Health Nurse Leeds and Grenville Health Unit
 


Lily Zhou

Educational Background: BSc (Biology), Simon Fraser University
Practicum Location: BC Centre for Disease Control
Practicum Project Title: Cost Analysis of School-Based Universal Hepatitis A Vaccine Program in British Columbia
Position After Graduation: Data Analyst, First Nations Health Authority