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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 '15 MSc '14

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
Thesis Title: Factors influencing administration of coronary angiography in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 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
 


Jonathon Kwong

Educational Background: BSc (Biology), Queen's University 2013
SupervisorWill Pickett and Don Klinger 
Thesis Title: Risk-taking behaviour and school injury in Canadian adolescents: Using novel population health theory to evaluate potential school-based contextual interventions
 


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: To understand how metabolic syndrome "reversal" at 6 months following a diet and exercise intervention can be predicted by patient characteristics 
 


Katherine McKenzie

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Guelph 2013
Supervisor: Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Lynn Martin
Thesis Title: Ageing with Intellectual Disabilities: The Effect of Frailty in Home Care Recipients 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 and Angela Brooks-Wilson 
Thesis Title: Vitamin D receptor single nucleotide polymorphisms 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 
Thesis Title: Impact of Patient Rostering and Physician Payment Model on Access to Primary Care
 


MSc '14

Erin Arthurs

Educational Background: BSc (Mathematics and Statistics), McGill University 2008
Supervisors: Stephen Hall and Paul Peng
Thesis Title: Stroke after Radiotherapy to Treat Head and Neck Cancer - What is the Risk?
 


Yvonne DeWit

Educational Background: BA (Psychology), University of Waterloo 2011
Supervisors: Will Pickett and Josh Lawson
Thesis Title: High Risk Environments and Agricultural Injury in Children and Youth
 


Maya Djerboua 

Educational Background: Graduate Certificate in Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa 2012. BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa 2011
Supervisors: Colleen Davison and Bingshu Chen
Thesis Title: Physical Fighting and Injuries due to Fighting by Socioeconomic Status in Canadian Adolescents
 


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
 


Nicollette Kwon

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences and Mathematics), Queen's University 2012
Supervisors: Harriet RichardsonDongmei Chen and Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title: Mapping the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer to exposure from traffic-related air pollution using land-use regression in Vancouver, BC
 


Michelle McMillan

Educational Background: BSc (Biology), Acadia University, 2010
Supervisors: Will Pickett and Catherine Trask
Thesis Title: Biomechanical exposures and work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Saskatchewan Farmers
 


Rachel McMillan

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Ottawa 2010
Supervisors: Ian Janssen and Michael McIsaac 
Thesis Title: The association between family structure and custody arrangements with organized sports participation and television viewing in Canadian youth
 


Asha Mohamed

Educational Background: BA (Psychology), Carleton University, 2012
Supervisors: Ian Janssen and Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title: Sociodemographic variations in exposure to fast food restaurants and fast food consumption
 


Alex Phillips

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2012
Supervisors: Heather Stuart
Thesis Title: Social Contact with People with Emotional and Mental Health Issues and Its Affect on Perceived Stigma Towards Those with Depression
 


Heather Worthington

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Waterloo 2012
Supervisors: Steven Brooks and Will Pickett
Thesis Title: Variability in Post Cardiac Arrest Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients Surviving to Hospital Arrival in Southern Ontario
 


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

Christine Collier

Educational Background: PhD (Clinical Biochemistry), University of Toronto 1984
Supervisors: Rick Birthwhistle, Miu Lam, and Edwin Toffelmire
Thesis Title: Early Detection of Progressive Chronic Kidney Disease by Monitoring change in eGFR in CKD Stages 1, 2, & 3


Jeffrey Dixon

Educational Background: Bachelor of Commerce, Queen's University 2000

 


Yvonne Murray

Educational Background: BSc (Human Biology - Nutritional Science), University of Guelph 2002
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Michael Brundage
Thesis Title: Comparison of Two Quality of Life Instruments in a Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial of Men with Prostate Cancer (NCIC CTG PR.3): The QLC-C30+3 with Trial Specific Checklist (PR.17) versus the FACT-P


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