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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. 



David Boren

Educational Background: BSc (Biology/Chemistry), University of North Carolina, USA 2005. 



Emily Borgundvaag

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2014. 



Devon Boyne

Educational Background: BA (Music), Laurentian University 2014. 



Kelly Brennan

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Ottawa 2014. 



Carmen Chan

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2014. 



Laura Davis

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa 2011.



Erica Erwin

Educational Background: BSc (Social Sciences), University of Ottawa 2013. 



Lindsay Favotto

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), Brock University 2014. 



Heather Kerr

Educational Background: BSc (Environmental Science and International Development Studies), Dalhousie University 2013.



Jill Korsiak 

Educational Background: BSc (Environmental Science), University of Guelph 2013. 



Meagan Milton 

Educational Background: BSc (Neuroscience and Mental Health), Carleton University 2014. 



Tasha Narain

Educational Background: BSc (Biomedical Sciences), University of Ottawa 2012.



Nicole Roberts

Educational Background: BSc (Health Studies), University of Waterloo 2014. 



Glenys Smith

Educational Background: BSc (Kinesiology), University of Manitoba 2010. MSc (Kinesiology), University of Manitoba 2014. 



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


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


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