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Dr. Michael Green appointed as holder of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy

Dr. Michael Green appointed as holder of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy


Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University has appointed Michael Green as holder of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy as of November 1, 2014.

Dr. Green completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of British Columbia in 1993 and his residency in family medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1995. Following eight years of active practice as a family physician at the Weeneebayko Hospital in Moose Factory, Ontario, including two years as Head of Family Medicine and four years as Chief of Staff, he completed a Masters in Public Health with a focus on health policy and management at the John's Hopkins School of Public Health in 2002. Dr. Green was appointed as an Adjunct member of faculty at Queen’s in 1995 and, in 2003, he was appointed to a full-time position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and granted tenure in 2014. He also holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Green has been a core faculty member with the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) as well as a member of the Centre of Studies in Primary Care (CSPC) since 2003. Since 2009, he has been Associate Director of Research for the Department of Family Medicine and for CSPC and an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Dr. Green currently serves as Director of the CHSPR.

An active educator, Dr. Green has coordinated and taught courses in family medicine to medical students and residents and he has lectured to graduate students at the Queen’s School of Policy Studies and Department of Public Health Sciences. He supervised the scholarly work of five graduate students and fifteen residents.

Since 2003, Dr. Green has served as a consultant for both the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Health Canada and he was a member of the Ontario Expert Panel on Wait Times in Primary Care.

Dr. Green’s research spans a broad range of health services and policy research areas with an emphasis on primary care, quality of care and patient safety, equity in health, and aboriginal health. He has published 25 papers and has delivered more than 150 lectures and presentations across Canada and internationally.

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Ian Janssen presents to the Senate Committee

Ian Janssen presents to the Senate Committee


On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Ian Janssen spoke to the Senate committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.  The committee is conducting a study on the increasing incidence of obesity in Canada: causes, consequences and the way forward. Ian was invited to attend as an expert witness and to report and answer questions on the increasing prevalence of obesity, causes of obesity and approaches government can use to address obesity.

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Alex Phillips successfully defends her MSc thesis

Alex Phillips successfully defends her MSc thesis


On Tuesday October 28, 2014, MSc candidate Alex Phillips successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Alex's thesis title was Intimacy of contact with people with emotional or mental health problems and expectation of negative public attitudes towards people with depression. She was supervised by Dr. Heather Stuart, and her examiners were Drs. Deborah Tregunno (School of Nursing), Linda Levesque (PHS), Virginie Cobigo (PHS), and Paul Peng (PHS). Congratulations Alex.

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Christopher Booth announced as a Canada Research Chair

Christopher Booth announced as a Canada Research Chair 


Christopher Booth (Oncology) has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care. Dr. Booth is a medical oncologist with Kingston General Hospital, a clinician-scientist at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and an associate professor at Queen’s. The focus of Dr. Booth’s research program is to evaluate the effectiveness of new therapies in the general population and the quality of care delivered to patients in routine clinical practice.

“Being awarded the Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care is a tremendous honour and will make a major contribution to our research program,” says Dr. Booth. “I am fortunate at Queen’s to work within the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, which is a world-class research unit dedicated to the study of cancer care and outcomes in the ‘real world.’”

By Rosie Hales, Communications Officer

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Maya Djerboua successfully defends her MSc thesis

 

On Friday October 10, 2014, MSc candidate Maya Djerboua successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Maya's thesis title was Physical fighting and fighting-related injuries among Canadian adolescents: A demographic analysis and assessment of the effects of family affluence. She was supervised by Drs. Colleen Davison and Bingshu Chen, and her examiners were Drs. Deborah Tregunno (School of Nursing), Wendy Craig (Psychology), Duncan Hunter (PHS), and Keyue Ding (PHS). Congratulations Maya.

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Heather Worthington successfully defends her MSc thesis

On Friday October 3, 2014, MSc candidate Heather Worthington successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Heather's thesis title was Hospital Post-Cardiac Arrest Patient Volume and Key Feature of Post-Cardiac Arrest Care. She was supervised by Drs. Steve Brooks and Will Pickett, and her examiners were Drs. Joan Almost (School of Nursing), Diane Lougheed (Medicine), Michael Green (PHS), and Paul Peng (PHS). Heather has gained employment with UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research as a Research Coordinator. Congratulations Heather.

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Michelle McMillan successfully defends her thesis

On Monday, September 29, 2014, MSc candidate Michelle McMillan successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Michelle's thesis title was Biomechanical exposures and work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Saskatchewan Farmers. She was supervised by Drs. Will Pickett and Catherine Trask (University of Saskatchewan), and her examiners were Drs. Rosemary Lysaght (School of Rehabilitation Therapy), Liz VanDenKerkhof (School of Nursing), Bingshu Chen (PHS), and Linda Levesque (PHS). Congratulations Michelle.

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Yvonne DeWit successfully defends her thesis

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, MSc candidate Yvonne Dewit successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Yvonne's thesis title was High Risk Environments and Agricultural Injuries in Children, Youth, and Young Adults. She was supervised by Drs. Will Pickett and Josh Lawson (University of Saskatchewan), and her examiners were Drs. Kathleen Norman (School of Rehabilitation Therapy), Dana Edge (School of Nursing), Keyue Ding (PHS), and Colleen Davison (PHS). Congratulations Yvonne.

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John Queenan successfully defends his PhD thesis

On Monday September 8, 2014, PhD candidate John Queenan successfully defended his PhD thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  John's thesis title was Patient related diagnostic delay, symptom appraisals and lay consultation in head and neck cancer. He was supervised by Drs. Patti Groome and Ben Gottlieb, and his examiners were Drs. Paul Allison (Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University), Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof (Nursing), ​Khaled Zaza (Oncology), Will King (PHS), and Will Pickett (PHS). John will continue to work at the Centre for Studies in Primary Care, Queen's, as an Epidemiologist. Congratulations John. 

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