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Meet our Master in Epidemiology students!


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

Current Students

MSc '19

Rob Basmadjian

Educational Background:  BScH, Life Sciences, Queen's University
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Lindsey Cameron-Dermann

Educational Background:  BScH, Biology, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Harriet Richardson
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Lucas Cohen

Educational Background:  BScH, Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Patti Groome
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Alexis Dorland

Educational Background:  BScH, Biology and Mathematics, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
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Troy Hillier

Educational Background:  BScH, Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University
Supervisor:  Will King
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Haris Imsirovic

Educational Background:  BScH, Life Sciences, Queen's University
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Stephen Lam

Educational Background:  BScH, Immunology, Health and Disease, University of Toronto
Supervisor:  Helene Ouellette-Kuntz
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Brooke Maracle

Educational Background:  BScH, Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo
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Olivia Moir

Educational Background:  BNSc Nursing, Queen's University; BSc Biology, Queen's University
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Leslie Pablo

Educational Background:  BScH, Health Studies and Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison
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Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis

Educational Background:  MPA, Public Policy, Queen's University; BSocSc, Criminology, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Kieran Moore
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Samantha Sigurdson

Educational Background:  Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University; BSc Life Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Michael Brundage
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Luissa Vahedi

Educational Background:  BScH, Specialization in Health Sciences, Western University
Supervisors:  Heather Stuart, Susan Bartels
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MSc '18

Barbara Bielawska

Educational Background:  BScH Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa; Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Helen Ouelette-Kuntz
Thesis Title:  Severe Nutritional Complications after Bariatric Surgery


Chloe Chow

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Anita Koushik
Thesis Title:  The Prevalence and Determinants of Post-Diagnosis Physical Activity and its Association with Patient Reported Outcomes Among Ovarian Cancer Patients


Priyanka Gogna

Educational Background:  Honours BA Anthropology, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title:  The Influence of Environmental Risk Factors of Colorectal Cancer and Gene-Environment Interactions on LINE-1 DNA Methylation


Zhen Guan

Educational Background:  BSc Preventative Medicine and Public Health, Lanzhou University
Supervisor:  Patti Groome
Thesis Title:  Colorectal Cancer Diagnostic Pathways:  How do they Vary and are those Variations Associated with the Diagnostic Interval Length? 


Mara Habash   

Educational Background:  BScH Psychology, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Bart Harvey
Thesis Title:  Prevalence and area-level risk factors for chlamydia in the Kingston population: application of a GIS system


Alexandria Melvin

Educational Background:  BA Psychology, Carleton University; Graduate Diploma Population Health Risk Assessment and Management, University of  Ottawa
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Depression Severity, Stigma Expectations, and Mental Health Treatment-Seeking Behaviours in a Canadian Sample


Shahryar Qayyum

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology, University of Ottawa,
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Anna Majury
Thesis Title:  A Review of Microbial Indicators of Drinking Water Quality in Southern Ontario in the Context of Waterborne Pathogens


Ahmad Rahim

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Joan Tranmer, Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title:  The Association Between Shift work and Incidence of Hypertension in Ontario Working Adults and the Potential Mediating Effect of Sleep Duration


Catherine Spagnuolo

 Educational Background:  BScH, York University
Supervisor:  William Pickett
Thesis Title:  Distance to Specialist Care, Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Injury in Rural Saskatchewan


Sony Subedi

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison, Susan Bartels
Thesis Title:  Emotional and Physical Child Abuse in the Context of Natural Disasters: A Focus on Haiti


Sharon Yeung

Educational Background:  BScH Global Health Specialization, McMaster University; MD/MSc Program, Queen's University (current)
Supervisors:  Heather Castleden, Mark Rosenberg
Thesis Title:  Exploring social capital and thriving health among Indigenous peoples in Canada:  A mixed-methods study

MSc '17

Sean Bai

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2015. 
Supervisor: Harriet Richardson 
and Philip Lazarus
Thesis Title: IGF-1, IGF pathway genes and breast density


Nicole Haywood

Educational Background: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 2014. 
Supervisor: Mark Rosenberg and Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: How do physical activity and sleep quality impact self-reported health status in the elderly?


Clive Velkers 

Educational Background: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 2015. 
Supervisor: Dallas Seitz and Heather Stuart 
Thesis Title: Surgery, Anesthesia and Risk of Developing Dementia among Elderly

MSc '15

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

Part Time

Chad McClintock

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), University of Saskatchewan 2003
Supervisors:  Paul Peng and Wendy Wobeser
Thesis Title: Time to viral load testing for Hepatitis C Virus in ever incarcerated populations in Ontario, Canada

Alumni

MSc '17

Mariam Bakshi​

Educational BackgroundBSc (Psychology), York University 2014.
Supervisor: Will Pickett
Thesis Title:  Mental Health and Physical Activity in Canadian Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Position after Graduation:  Analyst, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Toronto


David Boren

Educational Background: BSc (Biology/Chemistry), University of North Carolina, USA 2005 
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Will King
Thesis Title: Examining the Relationship Between Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I and Breast Density in Post-Menopausal Women


Jessy Donelle

Educational Background: BSc (Statistics), St. Francis Xavier University 2012. 
Supervisor: Susan Brogly and Paul Peng 
Thesis Title: The Effect of Prescription Medication Exposure on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Position after Graduation:  Methodologist II, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) uOttawa


Braden Knight

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2015.
Supervisor: Harriet Richardson and Philip Lazarus 
Thesis Title:  The Association between the UGT2B17 Gene Deletion and Menopause-Related Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women in the CCTG MAP.3 Breast Cancer Chemoprevention Trial
Position after Graduation:  Methodologist at ICES, University of Ottawa


Lisa Leung

Educational Background: BSc (Environmental Science), Queen's University 2015.
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson and Anita Koushik (Universite de Montreal)
Thesis Title:  Shift Work Patterns and Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Risk

 


Yingyi Lin

Educational Background: Bachelor of Preventive Medicine, Southern Medical University, China 2015. 
Supervisor: Ian Janssen 
Thesis Title:  Bi-directional Association between Sleep and Outdoor Active Play among 10- to 13-year-olds
Position after Graduation:  Research Assistant, University of British Columbia

  


Caroline Piccininni 

Educational Background: BSc Honours, Physiology and Pharmacology), University of Western Ontario 2015
Supervisor: Will Pickett
Thesis Title: ​Associations Between Exposures to Nature and the Occurrence of Psychosomatic Symptoms Among Canadian Adolescents
Position after Graduation:  Medical Student at Western University


Arlanna Pugh 

Educational Background: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 2015. 
Supervisors: Heather Castleden and Colleen Davison 
Thesis TitleExploring the Barriers and Suggestions for Improvement to Delivering Palliative Health Care Services in Four Underserved Rural Canadian Settings


Ian Richardson

Educational Background:  BSc Honours, Psychology: Brain & Cognition, University of Guelph
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  STIGMA RESISTANCE: EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PERCEIVED STIGMA AND HELP-SEEKING BEHAVIOUR IN THE GENERAL CANADIAN POPULATION


Simran Sandhu 

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa 2015. 
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: 
Lifetime Caffeine Intake and the Risk of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer


Robert Talarico 

Educational Background: BSc (Kinesiology and Health Science), York University 2015.
Supervisor: Ian Janssen
Thesis Title: The Compositional Effects of Time Spent in Sleep, Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity on Obesity in Children
Position after Graduation:  Research Analyst/Methodologist II for ICES uOttawa at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Lyndsey Telega 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2015. 
Supervisor: Heather Stuart
Thesis Title: Exploring Relationships Between Occupational Prestige, Perceived Public Stigma, Mental Health Experiences of Stigma, and Professional Help-Seeking in the General Canadian Population 
Position after Graduation:  Analyst, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Workforce Information Team


Hunter Warden

Educational Background: BSc (Chemistry), Dalhousie University 2013. 
Supervisor: Harriet Richardson and Vikki Ho
Thesis Title:  Investigating Occupational Exposure to Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Lung Cancer in Males of the Metropolitan Montréal Area


Gillian Williams 

Educational Background: BSc (Health Studies), University of Waterloo 2014. 
Supervisor: Ian Janssen
Thesis Title:  Objectively measured active transportation among 10-13 year olds from Kingston, Ontario
Position after Graduation:  Student, PhD in Public Health Systems, University of Waterloo.

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: Weight Loss in the Chiropractic Profession


Emily Borgundvaag

Educational Background:  BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2014 
Supervisors:  
Ian Janssen and Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title:  Imputing accelerometer non-wear time when assessing children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
Position after Graduation:  Research Coordinator, Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network, Mount Sinai Hospital


Devon Boyne

Educational Background:  BA (Music), Laurentian University 2014
Supervisors:  Will King and Christine Friedenreich 
Thesis Title:  Adiposity, Sex Hormones, and Repetitive Element DNA Methylation in Healthy Postmenopausal Women

Position after Graduation:  PhD Student, University of Calgary


Kelly Brennan

Educational Background:  BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Ottawa 2014
Supervisors:  Stephen Hall and Paul Peng
Thesis Title:  AN INVESTIGATION ON ROUTINE FOLLOW-UP CARE FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER

Position after Graduation:  Analyst, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology & Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Queen's University


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
Position after Graduation:  Analyst, Pharmaceuticals, Canadian Institute for Health Information


Laura Davis

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

Thesis Title:  An investigation of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among Canadian youth
Position after Graduation:  Cancer Research Assistant, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Erica Erwin

Educational Background:  BSc (Social Sciences), University of Ottawa 2013
Supervisors:  Karen Yeates and Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title:  Randomized Trial for a Mobile Health Approach to Increase Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening in Tanzania

Position after Graduation:


Lindsay Favotto

Educational Background:  BSc (Health Sciences), Brock University 2014
Supervisors:  Colleen Davison and Will Pickett
Thesis Title:  Investigating the Association Between Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and the Health of Canadian Young People: A Mixed Methods Study

Position after Graduation:  Research Analyst, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton


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 on cognitive function: A gender and international perspective

Position after Graduation:  Data Analyst at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in Kingston


Jill Korsiak 

Educational Background:  BSc (Environmental Science), University of Guelph 2013 
Supervisors: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer  
Thesis Title: 
Shiftwork, sleep disturbance and the metabolic syndrome among female hospital workers
Position after Graduation:  Data Analyst, The Hospital for Sick Children


Justine McLeod

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


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 the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and resulting social communication deficits

Position after Graduation:


Tasha Narain

Educational Background:  BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Ottawa 2012
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  (MIS)PERCEIVED DRINKING NORMS AND HAZARDOUS DRINKING BEHAVIOURS IN UNIVERSITY FIRST-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND THE EFFECTS OF GENDER

Position after Graduation:  Epidemiology Research Associate, Queen's University


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 and screen time

Position after Graduation: Data Analyst, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)


Cara Reimer

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), University of Saskatchewan 2003
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Brian Milne
Thesis Title: Pulmonary artery catheters, transesophageal echocardiography and mortality in coronary artery bypass grafting in Ontario


Senthuran Tharmalingam

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), McGill University 2011
Supervisors: Sulaiman Nanji and Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Thesis Title: Surgical practice patterns and outcomes in T2 and T3 gallbladder cancer: insights from a population based study 


Glenys Smith

Educational Background:  BSc (Kinesiology), University of Manitoba 2010. MSc (Kinesiology), University of Manitoba 2014
Supervisors:  Helene Ouellette-Kuntz and Michael Green
Thesis Title:  UPTAKE OF THE PERIODIC HEALTH EXAM AMONG ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FROM 2003 TO 2015

Position after Graduation:  Methodologist, ICES, University of Ottawa

MSc '15

Randall 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
Position after Graduation: MPA 805 (Quantitative Methods) Instructor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University; PhD Student, Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University


Jeffrey Dixon

Educational Background: Bachelor of Commerce, Queen's University 2000
Supervisors: Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Michael Green
Thesis Title: IMPACTS OF THE PATIENT-CENTRED MEDICAL HOME ON HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND UTILIZATION INDICATORS FOR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN ONTARIO


Tasha Hanuschak

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2011.
Supervisors: Steven Brooks and Paul Peng
Thesis Title: Coronary Angiography and Neurologically Intact Survival 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 in Canadian Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study 
Position after Graduation: Analyst: ICES 


Eleanor Hung

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2013
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer
​Thesis Title: SHIFT WORK AND CORTISOL PRODUCTION AMONG FEMALE HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/13594
Position after Graduation: Medical Student, McMaster University  


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
Position after Graduation: Medical Student, University of Toronto 


Michael Leung

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2013
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer
Thesis Title: Melatonin Patterns Among Female Hospital Employees On Day And Night Shifts: Assessment By Different Exposure Metrics 
Position after Graduation: Data Analyst: The Hospital for Sick Children


Roger Leung

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


Katherine McKenzie

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Guelph 2013
Supervisor: Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Lynn Martin
Thesis Title: Aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities: the effect of frailty and health instability in home care users on admission to long-term care
Position after Graduation: Research Associate/Project Coordinator, Queen's University


Olivia Meggetto

Educational Background: BSc (Health & Disease and Animal Physiology), University of Toronto 2012
SupervisorHarriet Richardson
Thesis Title: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH WORSENING MENOPAUSE-SPECIFIC HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AND TREATMENT DISCONTINUATION IN A BREAST CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION TRIAL
Position after Graduation: Research Associate, Cancer Care Ontario 


Joy Shi

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2013
Supervisors: Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: Genetic variation in vitamin D-related genes among European and East Asian women and risk of breast cancer and risk according to breast tumour subtypes
Position after Graduation: Data Analyst: The Hospital for Sick Children

MSc '14

Erin Arthurs

Educational Background: BSc (Mathematics and Statistics), McGill University, 2008 
Supervisors: Steve Hall and Paul Peng 
Thesis Title: STROKE AFTER RADIOTHERAPY TO TREAT HEAD AND NECK CANCER - WHAT IS THE RISK?​
Position after Graduation: Senior Business Analyst: Cancer Care Ontario


Christine Collier 

Educational Background: PhD (Clinical Biochemistry), University of Toronto, 1984  
Supervisors: Rick Birtwhistle, 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
Current Position: Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen's University 


Yvonne DeWit

Educational Background: BA (Psychology), University of Waterloo, 2011
Supervisors: Will Pickett and Josh Lawson 
Thesis Title: HIGH RISK ENVIRONMENTS AND AGRICULTURAL INJURIES IN CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND YOUNG ADULTS
Position after Graduation: Research Analyst Coordinator; Toronto Western Hospital


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 FIGHTING-RELATED INJURIES IN CANADIAN ADOLESCENTS: A DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF FAMILY AFFLUENCE
Position after Graduation: Research Coordinator; Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary


Nicollette Kwon

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences and Mathematics), Queen's University 2012
SupervisorsHarriet Richardson, Dongmei Chen and Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title: MAPPING THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER TO EXPOSURE FROM TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION USING LAND-USE REGRESSION IN VANCOUVER, B.C.​
Position after Graduation: Data Analyst: Ministry of Health and Long Term Care


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


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​
Position after Graduation: Community Paramedicine Coordinator: Cornwall SD&G Emergency Medical Services​


Rachel McMillan 

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Ottawa, 2010 
Supervisors: Ian Janssen and Michael McIsaac 
Thesis Title: FAMILY STRUCTURE AS A PREDICTOR OF ORGANIZED SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND SEDENTARY SCREEN TIME IN CANADIAN YOUTH
Position after Graduation: Analyst: Canadian Institute for Health Information  


Yvonne Murray

Educational Background: BSc (Human Biology - Nutritional Science), University of Guelph 2002
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Michael Brundage
Thesis Title: COMPARING THE RESPONSIVENESS OF TWO HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE INSTRUMENTS IN A PHASE III RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF MEN WITH PROSTATE CANCER (NCIC CTG PR.3): THE EORTC QLQ-C30+3 WITH PR17 TRIAL SPECIFIC CHECKLIST VERSUS THE FACT-P​
Current Position: Study Coordinator: NCIC Clinical Trials Group, Queen's University


Alex Phillips

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2012
Supervisors: Heather Stuart
Thesis Title: INTIMACY OF CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WITH EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND EXPECTATION OF NEGATIVE PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION
Position after Graduation: Research Assistant: Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences 


Heather Worthington 

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Waterloo, 2012
Supervisors: Steven Brooks and Will Pickett 
Thesis Title: HOSPITAL POST-CARDIAC ARREST PATIENT VOLUME AND KEY FEATURES OF POST-CARDIAC ARREST CARE​
Position after Graduation: Research Coordinator: UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 

MSc '13

Amal Al Zayadi 

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa, 2010
Supervisors: Richard Birtwhistle, Duncan Hunter and Tyler Williamson 
Thesis Title: IMPACT OF DEPRIVATION ON THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
Position after Graduation: Methodologist: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Melanie Cheung 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2011
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Diane Lougheed 
Thesis Title: THE RISK OF SERIOUS RESPIRATORY-RELATED EVENTS FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATION WITH THE QUADRIVALENT HUMAN  PAPILLOMAVIRUS (qHPV) VACCINE: THE ONTARIO GRADE 8 HPV VACCINE COHORT STUDY​
Position after Graduation: Decision Support Analysis: University Health Network 


Melissa Cunningham 

Educational Background: BSc (Molecular Biology & Genetics), McMaster University, 2010
SupervisorsKristan Aronson and Jenn Carpenter
Thesis Title: ACCEPTABILITY OF THE HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE AMONG RURAL AND URBAN WOMEN IN THE KILIMANJARO REGION, TANZANA
Position after Graduation: Research Analyst: Temerty/ Chang International Centre for Telesimulation and Innovation in Medical Education at Toronto Western Hospital-Univerisity Health Network


Li Jiang

Educational Background: BSc (Preventative Medicine), Xiamen University (China), 2011
Supervisors: Patti Groome and Julie Gilbert 
Thesis Title: ASSOCIATION BETWEEN USE OF A SPECIALIZED DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT UNIT AND THE DIAGNOSTIC INTERVAL IN ONTARIO BREAST CANCER PATIENTS
Position after Graduation: Research Assistant: Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology at Queen's University


Pascale Lajoie 

Educational Background: Graduate Certificate in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management, University of Ottawa, 2011, BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa, 2010
Supervisors: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer 
Thesis Title: SHIFTWORK, SLEEP DISTURBANCES AND CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK IN FEMALE HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES
Position after Graduation: Senior Business Analyst: Cancer Care Ontario


Lidija Latifovic 

Educational Background: BSc (Specialization in Biology with minor in Biochemistry), University of Ottawa, 2010 
Supervisors: Will King and Tom Massey 
Thesis Title: THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, SMOKING, AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON PERIPHERAL BLOOD LEUKOCYTE TELOMOERE LENGTH​
Position after Graduation: Research Assistant: Cancer Care Ontario 


Erin Liu 

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa, 2011 
Supervisors: Linda Levesque
Thesis Title: ASSESSING THE RISK FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS FOLLOWING USE OF THE QUADRIVALENT HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE: THE ONTARIO GRADE 8 HPV VACCINE COHORT STUDY
Position after Graduation: Methodologist: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Caitlin McGarry 

Educational Background: BSc (Biology-Genetics Specialization), McMaster University, 2010
Supervisors: Helene Ouellette-Kuntz and Elizabeth Kelley  
Thesis Title: RISK FACTORS FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS AND SEIZURES IN PRE-TEENS AND ADOLESCENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)​
Position after Graduation: Research Analyst: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 


Ariel Pulver 

Educational Background: BA (Psychology), McGill University, 2010
Supervisors: Colleen Davison and Will Pickett
Thesis Title: RECREATIONAL USE OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS AMONG CANADIAN YOUNG PEOPLE: IDENTIFYING DEMOGRAPHIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DISPARITIES
Position after Graduation: PhD in Epidemiology: University of Toronto


Julie Rouette

​Educational Background: Certificate in Medical Biology, Quebec University, 2011, BA (Psychology), Saint Mary's University, 2009 
Supervisors: Michael Brundage and Paul Peng
Thesis Title: FROM CLINICAL TRIALS TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF ONCOLOGISTS ON HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES
Position after Graduation: Research Associate: Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen's University


Donna Saleh

Educational Background: Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto, 2011, Bachelor of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 2009 
Supervisors: Ian Janssen 
Thesis Title: INTERRELATIONSHIPS AMONG SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR, SHORT SLEEP, AND THE METABOLIC SYNDROME IN ADULTS​
 


​Emily Skrastins

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2011
Supervisors: Kristan Aronson and Karen Yeates
Thesis Title: DETERMINANTS OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING IN THE KILIMANJARO REGION OF TANZANIA
Positions after Graduations: Medical School: Dalhousie University 


Shari Thomas

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa, 2011
Supervisors: Will King and Tye Arbuckle 
Thesis Title: THE INFLUENCE OF TOXIC METALS ON SMALL FOR GESTATIONAL AGE​
Positions after Graduations: Methodologist: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 


Xuejiao Wei

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2011
Supervisors: Daren Heyland, Helene Ouellette-Kuntz and Andrew Day 
Thesis Title: THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN NUTRITIONAL ADEQUACY AND LONG-TERM OUTCOMES IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS REQUIRING PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION​
Positions after Graduations: Statistical Analyst: Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen's University

MSc '12

Rebecca Barry 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2010
Supervisors: Will Pickett and Josh Lawson  
Thesis Title: FACTORS AFFECTING PEDIATRIC ASTHMA IN RURAL SASKATCHEWAN​
Position after Graduation: Research Assistant: University of Calgary 


Kristan Boehme 

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Waterloo, 2009
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR PEPTIDES AND MELATONIN AMONG ROTATING SHIFT NURSES
Position after Graduation: Research Associate: University Health Network, Toronto General Research Institute 


Natalie Causarano 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2008
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Mike Brundage 
Thesis Title: THE EFFECT OF EXEMESTANE ON MENOPAUSE-SPECIFIC HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AND A COMPARISON WITH CLINICIAN-REPORTED TOXICITIES: AN ANALYSIS OF THE NCIC CTG MAP.2 CHEMOPREVENTION TRIAL
Position after Graduation: Clinical Research Coordinator: Breast Cancer Restoration Program, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Health Network 


Michelle Dimitris 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2010
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Michael Brundage 
Thesis Title: PREDICTORS OF UP-TO-DATE COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING AND PATIENT-CENTRED CARE IN FAMILY HEALTH TEAM PRIMARY CARE PRACTICES
Position after Graduation: Analyst: Primary Care, Canadian Institute for Health Information 


Tian Fang 

Educational Background: MES, Queen's University, 2010, BSc (Biology), Beijing Normal University, China, 2007 
Supervisors: Bingshu Chen and Bill Mackillop
Thesis Title: THE RISK OF MISCARRIAGE FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATION OF THE BIVALENT HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) - 16/18 VACCINE: A BAYESIAN APPROACH
Position after Graduation: Research Assistant: Queen's University 


Kathleen Gropp

Educational Background: BSc (Bio-medical Science), University of Guelph, 2008
Supervisors: Will Pickett and Ian Janssen 
Thesis Title: ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION TO SCHOOL AMONG CANADIAN YOUTH: AN EXPLORATION OF CORRELATES AND ASSOCIATED INJURY
Position after Graduation: Epidemiologist: Public Health Agency of Canada 


Lyndsay Harrison 

Educational Background: BSc (Biology and Psychology), McMaster University, 2006
Supervisors: Bill Mackillop and Jina Zhang-Salomons 
Thesis Title: ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PALLIATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY FOR NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER: A PHASE IV STUDY OF PATIENTS TREATED AT ONTARIO’S CANCER CENTRES
Position after Graduation: PhD Candidate: Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University 


George Huang

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2010
Supervisors: Ana Johnson and Beatriz Alvarado 
Thesis Title: MODELING THE IMPACT OF NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS ACCOUNTING FOR BOTH HIV AND HCV INFECTIONS AND HIV/CV CO-INFECTIONS
 


Amjed Kadhim-Saleh 

Educational Background: BHSc (Health Sciences), McMaster University, 2010 
Supervisors: Michael Green and Duncan Hunter 
Thesis Title: A VALIDATION STUDY OF COMPUTER-BASED DIAGNOSTIC ALGORITHMS FOR CHRONIC DISEASE SURVEILLANCE​
Position after Graduation: Medical Student: University of Ottawa  


Katie Killorn 

Educational Background: BSc (Physiology), McGill University, 2010
Supervisors: Diane Lougheed and Patti Groome 
Thesis Title: ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF A WORK-RELATED ASTHMA SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE IN A PRIMARY CARE ASTHMA PROGRAM​
Position after Graduation: Medical Student: Queen's University 


Lindsay Kobayashi 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2010
Supervisors: Kristan Aronson and Ian Janssen
Thesis Title: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE AND RISK OF PRE- AND POST-MENOPAUSAL BREAST CANCER
Position after Graduation: PhD Candidate: University College London, United Kingdom 


Felicia Leung 

Educational Background: BHSc (Health Sciences), McMaster University, 2009  
Supervisors: Patti Groome and Stephen Hall 
Thesis Title: THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN USUAL HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION AND STAGE AT DIAGNOSIS IN LARYNGEAL CANCER
Position after Graduation: PhD Candidate: Dalla Lana School of Public Health 


Wen Ting Lim 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2010
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Kimberley Sears 
Thesis Title: THE USE AND NEUROLOGICAL SAFETY OF THE QUADRIVALENT HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) VACCINE: THE ONTARIO GRADE 8 HPV VACCINE COHORT STUDY
Position after Graduation: Research Associate: Prevention and Cancer Control, Screening, Evaluation and Reporting, Cancer Care Ontario 


Alyson Mahar 

Educational Background: BSc (Nutrition and Dietetics), Acadia University, 2007 
Supervisors: Ana Johnson, Ray Viola and Natalie Coburn 
Thesis Title: A POPULATION-BASED STUDY OF HEALTHCARE RESOURCE UTILIZATION BY METASTATIC GASTRIC CANCER PATIENTS IN ONTARIO​
Position after Graduation: PhD Candidate: Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University​


Rachel Morkem 

Educational Background: BSc (Biology), McMaster University, 2006
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Heather Stuart
Thesis Title: RECEIPT OF CARDIAC CARE FOLLOWING HOSPITALIZATION FOR AN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH A HISTORY OF DEPRESSION OR SCHIZOPHRENIA​
Position after Graduation: Research Coordinator and Privacy Officer: Canadian Sentinel Surveillane Network, Centre for Studies in Primary Care, Queen's University 


Olivia Remes 

Educational Background: BHSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa, 2009 
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Beatriz Alvarado 
Thesis Title: DETERMINANTS OF NON-UPTAKE OF THE QUADRIVALENT HPV VACCINE; THE ONTARIO GRADE 8 HPV VACCINE COHORT STUDY​
Position after Graduation: PhD Candidate: McGill University 


Jessica Stortz 

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Guelph, 2009 
Supervisors: Duncan Hunter, Graeme Smith and Dongmei Chen 
Thesis Title: SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MATERNAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK IN ONTARIO​
Position after Graduation: Research Associate: The Centre for Mother, Infant and Child Health 


David Wallace 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2010
Supervisors: Bill Mackillop, Jina Zhang-Salomons and Chris Booth
Thesis Title: DESCRIBING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PALLIATIVE GEMCITABINE IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED PANCREATIC CANCER TREATED AT THE REGIONAL CANCER CENTRES OF ONTARIO​
Position after Graduation: Medical Student: University of Toronto  


Xiang Wang

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University, 2010
Supervisors: Helene Ouellette-Kuntz, Bingshu Chen and Josh Lavigne 
Thesis Title: THE ACUTE EFFECTS OF AMBIENT TEMPERATURE EXPOSURE ON MENTAL ILLNESS RELATED EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS IN THE CITY OF TORONTO​
Position after Graduation: Pharmacy Student: University of Toronto 


Chad Winch 

Educational Background: BSc (Kinesiology), McMaster University, 2002
Supervisors: Bingshu Chen and Ralph Meyer 
Thesis Title: AN INVESTIGATION AND REVIEW OF FUTILITY ANALYSIS METHODS IN PHASE III ONCOLOGY TRIALS​
Position after Graduation: Study Coordinator: National Cancer Institute of Canada, Clinical Trials Group 


Nora Zwingerman

Educational Background: BSc (Anatomy and Cell Biology), McGill University, 2009 
Supervisors: Will King and Stephen Pang
Thesis Title: THE INFLUENCE OF BODY MASS INDEX ON GLOBAL DNA METHYLATION LEVELS IN BLOOD LEUKOCYTES
Position after Graduation: PhD Candidate: Dalla Lana School of Public Health