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Public Health Sciences Day 2017

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 First and Second Year Students

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - First and Second Year Students
    Back Row:  Stephen Lam, Patrick Norman, Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis, Troy Hillier, Rob Basmadjian, Haris Imsirovic
    Middle Row:  Mara Habash; Leslie Pablo, Samantha Sigurdson, Olivia Moir, Brooke Maracle, Lindsey Cameron-Dermann, Zhen Guan, Priyanka Gogna
    Front Row:  Alexandria Melvin, Sony Subedi, Catherine Spagnuolo

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - First Year Students
    Back Row:  Stephen Lam, Patrick Norman, Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis, Troy Hillier, Rob Basmadjian, Haris Imsirovic
    Front Row:  Leslie Pablo, Samantha Sigurdson, Olivia Moir, Brooke Maracle, Lindsey Cameron-Dermann

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - What's missing?

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - First Year Men
    Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis; Haris Imsirovic, Troy Hillier, Rob Basmadjian
     

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017  - EpiBros

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Patrick Norman, Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis, Troy Hillier, Rob Basmadjian, Haris Imsirovic, Stephen Lam

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - First-Year Women
    Class Representative Olivia Moir, Samantha Sigurdson, Lindsey Cameron-Dermann, Brooke Maracle

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Mara Habash, Priyanka Gogna
     

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Mara Habash, Second-Year Class Representative Sony Subedi, Alexandria Melvin

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Mara Habash Catherine Spagnuolo, Priyanka Gogna

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - First-Year MSc Epidemiology Students
    Back Row: Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis, Stephen Lam, Troy Hillier, Rob Basmadjian, Haris Imsirovic
    Front Row:  Leslie Pablo, Samantha Sigurdson, Olivia Moir, Lindsey Cameron-Dermann, Brooke Maracle
    Absent from Photo:  Lucas Cohen, Alexis Dorland, Luissa Vahedi

  • Public Health Sciences Day 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - Second-Year MSc Epidemiology Students
    Back Row:  Ahmad Rahim, Alexandria Melvin, Chad McClintock, Zhen Guan, Catherine Spagnuolo
    Front Row:  Mara Habash, Chloe Chow, Priyanka Gogna, Sony Subedi
    Absent from Photo:  Barbara Bielawska, Shahryar Qayyum, Sharon Yeung

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017 - MSc Biostatistics Students
    Kerelos Eisa, Arany Theivendram, Class Representative Patrick Norman, Tianyi (Selena) Shao

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Priyanka Gogna, Dylan O’Sullivan
    The effect of inflammation-related lifestyle exposures and their interactions with MTR on LINE-1 DNA methylation

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Catherine Spagnuolo
    Access to specialist medical care and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in rural Saskatchewan

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Michael Palmer
    A systematic review and development of a classification framework for factors associated with missing patient-reported outcome data

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Lyndsay Harrison
    Use and Outcomes of Docetaxel Chemotherapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer in Routine Practice

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    Dr. Pamela Leece, Public Health Physician, Public Health Ontario, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
    Pills, powders, patches, and public health:  the complex public health challenge of opioids

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    Public Health Sciences Day November 2017
    MPH students are required to complete a summer placement with a public health agency.  This session showcased a selection of the 2017 placements:
    Ally Dodds, April English, Natasha Elms, Rebecca Curtis, Lyubov Kushtova, Sara Armata, Jennifer Kuntz

  • Public Health Sciences Day 2017

    All of our programs come together for Public Health Sciences Day...

  • Public Health Sciences Day November 2017

    ...and we've got heart!

 

Meet our MSc 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
Supervisor:  Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  UGT2B17, exemestane metabolites, and their association with physical toxicities and menopause-related quality of life in postmenopausal women participating in the Mammary Prevention 3 Trial


Lindsey Cameron-Dermann

Educational Background:  BScH, Biology, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  The associations between estrogen, the UGT2B17 gene deletion, and menopause-specific quality of life in postmenopausal women in the MAP.3 breast cancer chemoprevention trial
 


Lucas Cohen

Educational Background:  BScH, Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Patti Groome
Thesis Title:  Understanding the impact of Ontario’s health system on the diagnostic interval in symptomatic breast cancer


Alexis Dorland

Educational Background:  BScH, Biology and Mathematics, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Perceived exposure to neighbourhood public drinking and discrimination against individuals with an alcohol use disorder


Troy Hillier

Educational Background:  BScH, Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title:  Ultraviolet radiation and breast cancer risk 


Haris Imsirovic

Educational Background:  BScH, Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Maria Velez, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  Thyroid Cancer Treatment and Infertility Risk 


Stephen Lam

Educational Background:  BScH, Immunology, Health and Disease, University of Toronto
Supervisor:  Helene Ouellette-Kuntz, Lynn Martin
Thesis Title:  Examining primary care quality and preventable hospitalizations among older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities


Brooke Maracle

Educational Background:  BScH, Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo
Supervisor:  Chris O'Callahan, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  Impact of Institution Accrual as a Surrogate for Research Intensity on Patient Survival in Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials


Olivia Moir

Educational Background:  BNSc Nursing, Queen's University; BSc Biology, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Susan Brogly, Paul Peng
Thesis Title:  The apparent protective effect of surgery versus medical treatment on mortality in patients with infective endocarditis: Novel methods to examine selection bias in observational studies


Leslie Pablo

Educational Background:  BScH, Health Studies and Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison
Thesis Title:  Exploring Fathers’ Changing Familial Roles and the Effects on Child Illness in Mongolia


Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis

Educational Background:  MPA, Public Policy, Queen's University; BSocSc, Criminology, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Kieran Moore, Paul Peng
Thesis Title:  Investigating the association between initiation of opioid treatment for chronic non-cancer pain and time to subsequent outcomes of addiction in Ontario. A population-based study


Samantha Sigurdson

Educational Background:  Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University; BSc Life Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Michael Brundage, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  Prostate cancer patients’ preferences for hypofractionated radiotherapy


Luissa Vahedi

Educational Background:  BScH, Specialization in Health Sciences, Western University
Supervisors:  Heather Stuart, Susan Bartels
Thesis Title:  ‘Even Peacekeepers Expect Something in Return’ An Exploratory Epidemiological Analysis of Sexual Interactions Between UN Peacekeepers and Haitian Citizens

MSc '18

Barbara Bielawska

Educational Background:  BScH Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa; Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Helen Ouellette-Kuntz, Sunil Patel
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, Michael McIsaac
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

 


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


Nicole Haywood

Educational Background: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 2014. 
Supervisor: Mark Rosenberg and Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, Sleep Duration, and Self-Rated Health in Older Adults: A Compositional Analysis
Position After Graduation: 


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
Position after Graduation:  Data Analyst for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Kingston


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
Position after Graduation:  Data Officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada


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: Harriet Richardson, Linda Levesque, 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