Department of Public Health Sciences

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Duncan Hunter

Graduate Coordinator; MPH Program Director; Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext. 74616 

Dr. Duncan Hunter received his PhD in Health Services Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Program Director for the Masters of Public Health Program. He has worked as a public health epidemiologist in Ontario and Newfoundland, and from 1996 to 1999 served as Director of the Health Information Partnership, Eastern Ontario Region. From 2006-200, he worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada on the Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada. He has been with the department since 1999.


  • Public Health System in Canada (EPID-803) 
  • Principles of Epidemiology (EPID-301)
Recent Publications

Kadhim-Saleh A, Green M, Williamson T, Hunter D, Birtwhistle R. Validation of the diagnostics algorithms for five chronic conditions in the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (in press).

Bielska IA,  Oullette-Kuntz H, Hunter D. Using national surveys for mental health surveillance among individuals with intellectual disabilities in Canada. Chronic Diseases in Canada 2012; 32(4):194-199.

Brown H K, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Hunter, D, Kelley E, & Cobigo V. Unmet needs of families of school-aged children with an autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2012;25(6):497-508.

Green M, Hogg W, Moore K, Etches V, Weir E, Hunter D, Birtwhistle R. Improving collaboration between public health and family health teams in Ontario.  Healthcare Policy (in press).

Brown H K, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Hunter  D, Kelley E, Cobigo V, & Lam M. Beyond an autism diagnosis: Children’s functional independence and parent’s unmet needs. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2011;41(10):1291-1302.

Brown HK, Oullette-Kuntz H, Hunter D, Kelly E. Assessing need in school-aged children with an autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2010; 49: 539-547.

McColl MA, Shortt S, Hunter DJW, Dorland J, Godwin M, Rosser W. Access and quality of primary care for people with disabilities: A comparison of practice factors. Journal of Disability Policy Studies 2010;21(3):131-140.

Cleaver S,  Ouellette-Kuntz, H, Hunter DJW. The prevalence and severity of physical mobility limitations in older adults with intellectual disabilities.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 2009;22:477-486.

Cleaver S, Hunter DJW, Ouellette-Kuntz, H. Physical mobility limitations in adults withintellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2009;53(2):93-105.