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Meet our Master in Epidemiology students!


Please click on the drop-downs below to find information on current students. The information provided includes: supervisor(s), theses titles, and educational background.

MSc '16

Peter Beliveau

Educational Background: Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 2011. BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2007
Supervisors: Simon French and Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title: Identifying evidence-practice gaps in the chiropractic profession when recommending weight loss strategies to patients who are overweight or obese  


David Boren

Educational Background: BSc (Biology/Chemistry), University of North Carolina, USA 2005 
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Will King
Thesis Title: Insulin-like growth-I and breast density in postmenopausal women: a nested cohort study within a breast cancer chemoprevention trial 


Emily Borgundvaag

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2014 
Supervisors: Ian Janssen and Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title: Addressing methodological issues in the use of accelerometers to assess physical activity among children


Devon Boyne

Educational Background: BA (Music), Laurentian University 2014
Supervisors: Will King and Christine Friedenreich 
Thesis Title: Examining the Relationship between Established Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Levels of DNA Methylation in Blood Leukocytes


Kelly Brennan

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Ottawa 2014
Supervisors: Stephen Hall and Paul Peng
Thesis Title: 
Routine follow-up care after curative treatment of head and neck cancer from the perspective of both patients and the healthcare system


Carmen Chan

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2014
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Will King 
Thesis Title:
Hormonal factors and insulin-like growth factor-1 in North America postmenopausal women


Laura Davis

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa 2011
Supervisor: Colleen Davison and Will Pickett

Thesis Title: Patterns of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Canadian Children Grades 6 to 10


Erica Erwin

Educational Background: BSc (Social Sciences), University of Ottawa 2013
Supervisors: Karen Yeates and Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: A Study of Attitudes, Barriers and Enablers for Cervical Cancer Screening using a Mobile Health Approach in Tanzania 


Lindsay Favotto

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), Brock University 2014
Supervisors: Colleen Davison and Will Pickett
Thesis Title:
Connection with a Screen: The Impact of Computer-Mediated Communication on the Health of Canadian Adolescents 


Heather Kerr

Educational Background: BSc (Environmental Science and International Development Studies), Dalhousie University 2013
Supervisors: Beatriz Alvarado and Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: Effects of retirement of depressive symptoms and cognitive function: a sex/gender and international perspective


Jill Korsiak 

Educational Background: BSc (Environmental Science), University of Guelph 2013 
Supervisors: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer  
Thesis Title: The association between sleep duration and melatonin in female hospital workers 


Meagan Milton 

Educational Background: BSc (Neuroscience and Mental Health), Carleton University 2014
Supervisor: Helene Ouellette-Kuntz and Xudong Liu
Thesis Title:
The Differential Impact of Oxytocin Receptor (OXTR) Genotypes on Social Communication Skills of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Tasha Narain

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Ottawa 2012
Supervisor: Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:
Misperceived drinking norms and hazardous drinking behaviours in university first-year undergraduate students and the effects of gender


Nicole Roberts

Educational Background: BSc (Health Studies), University of Waterloo 2014
Supervisor: Will Pickett
Thesis Title: Examination of body image among Canadian adolescents: Relations with physical activity levels and sedentary behaviours 


Glenys Smith

Educational Background: BSc (Kinesiology), University of Manitoba 2010. MSc (Kinesiology), University of Manitoba 2014
Supervisor: Helene Ouellette-Kuntz and Michael Green
Thesis Title: 
Uptake of periodic health exams among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from 2009-2015


MSc '15

Randal Boyes

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2013.
Supervisors: Sudeep Gill and Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Thesis Title: Patterns of Use and Comparative Safety of New and Old Anticholinergic Medications in Older Adults: A Population-Based Study 
 


Tasha Hanuschak

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2011
Supervisor: Steven Brooks and Paul Peng
Thesis Title: Factors influencing administration of coronary angiography in patients with return of spontaneous circulation 
 


Farzana Haq

Educational Background: BSc (Biochemistry), Queen's University 2013
Supervisor: Colleen Davison and Will Pickett
Thesis Title: Hunger and Food Insecurity in Canadian Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study ​
 


Eleanor Hung

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2013
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer
​Thesis Title: The effect of shift work on cortisol production in female hospital employees


Michael Leung

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2013
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer
Thesis Title: The influence of shift work on melatonin profiles in female hospital workers 
 


Roger Leung

Educational Background: BSc (Cell & Molecular Biology), University of Toronto 2008
Supervisor: Daren Heyland and Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Thesis Title: Factors associated with reduction in metabolic risk score during a lifestyle intervention program
 


Katherine McKenzie

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Guelph 2013
Supervisor: Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Lynn Martin
Thesis Title: Ageing with Intellectual Developmental Disorders: The Effect of Frailty and Health Instability in Home Care Users on Time to Admission to Long-Term Care 


Olivia Meggetto

Educational Background: BSc (Health & Disease and Animal Physiology), University of Toronto 2012
SupervisorHarriet Richardson
Thesis Title: Determinants of reduced quality of life and early disconinutation of treatment in a prevention trial of exemestane for breast cancer 
 


Ian Richardson

Educational Background: BSc (Psychology: Brain & Cognition), University of Guelph 2012
SupervisorHeather Stuart
Thesis Title: The empowered self: Examining the role of positive mental health in overcoming the stigma of mental illness 
 


Joy Shi

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2013
Supervisors: Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: Genetic variation in vitamin D related genes and risk of breast cancer 

 


Jatinderpreet Singh

Educational Background: MSc (Biomedical & Chemical Engineering), University of Toronto 2008. BSc (Chemical Engineering), University of Toronto 2005
Supervisor: Michael Green and Simone Dahrouge
Thesis Title: Impact of Patient Rostering and Physician Payment Model on Access to Primary Care
 


MSc '14

Leah Hamilton

Educational Background: BSc (Biology), Queen's University 2011
Supervisors: Patti Groome
Thesis Title: The Diagnostic Interval in Colorectal Cancer Patients in Ontario by Degree of Rurality


MSc '13

Justine McLeod

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa 2008
Supervisor: Beatriz Alvarado 
Thesis Title: Neighborhood Perception of Safety ad the Mobility Gap between Men and Women in Old Age
 


Part Time

Jeffrey Dixon

Educational Background: Bachelor of Commerce, Queen's University 2000
Supervisors: Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Michael Green
Thesis Title: Impacts of Team-based Primary Care on Healthcare Access and Utilization Indicators for Adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities in Ontario


Cara Reimer

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), University of Saskatchewan 2003
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Brian Milne
Thesis Title: Pulmonary Artery Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Ontario


Senthuran Tharmalingam

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), McGill University 2011
Supervisors: Sulaiman Nanji and Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Thesis Title: Gallbladder cancer: A population-based analysis of surgical practice patterns and outcomes