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Student Profiles

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

Simran Brar

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences and Psychology, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Maria Ospina
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Dryden Chadwick

Educational Background:  BScH Biochemistry, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Wei Tu
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Marisa Deodat

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Harriet Richardson
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Amanda Featherstone

Educational Background:  BScH Translational and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Sahar Saeed
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Farhan Khandakar

Educational Background:  BScH Heath Sciences, Specialization in Technology and Innovation, Minor in Sociology, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Sahar Saeed
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Allison Liang

Educational Background:  BScH Health Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisors:  Heather Stuart, Christopher Evans
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Daphne Oriotis

Educational Background:  BScH, Specialization in Kinesiology, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
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Christina Reeves

Educational Background:  BScH Biology and Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Vikki Ho (University of Montreal)
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Isabella Thomas

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Alyson Mahar
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Alec Brandwood

Educational Background:  Honours BA Health Sciences, Western University
Supervisors:  Ramana Appireddy, Zihang Lu, Ravinder Jeet Singh (Northern Ontario School of Medicine University)
Thesis Title:  Association of pre-stroke frailty and stroke disability: A prospective observational real world cohort study


 

 

Jessica Burnside

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, minor in Political Studies, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Sahar Saeed
Thesis Title:  Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease in the Aging Population in Canada:  Identifying Key Factors & Phenotypes

 

Dakota Gustafson

Educational Background:  BScH Specialization in Biochemistry, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Steven Brooks, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Advisory Committee:  Paul Peng, Christopher Evans
Thesis Title:  A Retrospective Cohort Examination of Psychopathology Following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Robert Howden

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Alyson Mahar
Thesis Title:  Limitations of Canadian Universal Healthcare: Investigating the Association between Individual Income and Cancer Outcomes in a Cohort of Canadian Gastric Cancer Patients

 

Maxwell Josic

Educational Background:  BScH Health Sciences, Wilfred Laurier University
Supervisors:  Bradley Stoner, Susan Bartels
Thesis Title:  Factors Contributing to Resilience Among Forcibly Displaced Venezuelan Women and Girls

 

Mikayla Livingston

Educational Background:  BScH Biology, Trent University
Supervisor:  Ian Janssen
Thesis Title:  An Intersectional Analysis of Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status on the Physical Activity Levels of Canadian Youth 

 

Taylor Stevens

Educational Background:  BSc Psychology, Double Major in Creative Writing, Dalhousie University
Supervisors:  Will King, Don Thiwanka Wijeratne
Thesis Advisory Committee:  Sanjeewa Seneviratne (University of Columbo); Matthew Jalink, PhD Candidate, Queen's University
Thesis Title:  Characteristics Leading to Delays of Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients in Sri Lanka

 

Kai Yin (Ernie) Wong

Educational Background:  BScH with High Distinction, Evolutionary Anthropology, Physical and Human Geography, University of Toronto
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart, Brook Linden
Thesis Title:  The effects of stigma expectations on healthcare experience among patients with mental illnesses and substance use disorders

  

Rola Yaman

Educational Background:  BScH Psychology; Disability and Physical Activity (DIPA) Certificate, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Heather Stuart, Brooke Linden  
Thesis Title:  Immigrants’ Use of Online Mental Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Shi Jie (Angel) Zhou

Educational Background:  BScH Zoology, University of Guelph
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Josee-Lyne Ethier
Thesis Title:  Real-world uptake and effectiveness of bevacizumab in advanced stage cervical cancer patients in Ontario

Naga (Satya) Chakravaram

Educational Background:  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Guntur Medical College; Graduate Certificate in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Maria Velez, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  Reproductive factors in relation to Melanoma and infertility: A population-based matched-cohort study

Tristan Derry

Educational Background:  BScH Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph
Supervisor:  Ana Johnson
Thesis Title:  An Evaluation of an Online Pharmacy Intervention

 

Adrienne Ho

Educational Background:  Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Hull York Medical School
Supervisor:  Jennifer Flemming
Thesis Title:  Exploring the association between cirrhosis and outcomes among patients with lung cancer in Ontario between 2007 and 2017: a population-based study

 

Wing Yan (Hallie) So

Educational Background:  BScH Epidemiolgy and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  The effects of anxiety and depression on Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

  

Shahnawaz Towheed

Educational Background:  BScH Psychology, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Heather Stuart, Brooke Linden
Thesis Title:  COVID-19 Quarantine, Depression, and Suicide Ideation among Healthcare Workers

 

Sameer Yousufi

Educational Background:  BScH Psychology and Health Sciences, University of Toronto
Supervisors:  Heather Stuart, Ian Janssen
Thesis Title:  The Influence of Physical Activity on Mental Health and Suicide Ideation During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Alumni

Bachar Almazloum

Educational Background:  BScH Pharmaceutical Science, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Steven Brooks, Harriet Richardson, Paul Peng
Thesis Advisory Committee:  Brian Rowe (University of Alberta)
Thesis Title:  Characterizing the Association Between Asthma, and COVID-19 severity

 

 

Justine Aman

Educational Background:  Honour BA Sociology, Certificate in Sexual and Gender Diversity, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  The Association Between Fear of COVID-19 and Mental Health Outcomes Among Canadians Living with Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Manisha Blaskevitch

Educational Background:  BScH Chemistry, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison, Michael McIsaac (UPEI)
Thesis Title:  An exploration of the associations between immigration status, racialized status and depressive symptoms: An epidemiological study guided by Intersectionality Theory

Aleisha Fernandes

Educational Background:  BSc Health Sciences, Populations and Quantitative Concentration, Certificate in Ethics and Kinesiology Minor, Simon Fraser University
Supervisor:  Ramana Appireddy, Zihang Lu
Thesis Title:  THE IMPACT OF PRE-STROKE FRAILTY ON POST-STROKE OUTCOMES: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY



Michael Henighan

Educational Background:  BA Psychology, Carleton University; MA Psychology, Carleton University
Supervisor:  James Thompson, Will King
Thesis Title:  Chronic Pain and Group Identity in Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: Life After Service Studies 2019 Survey

Patrick Hinton

Educational Background:  BScH Neuroscience, Statistics Minor, Dalhousie University
Supervisors:  Will King, Paul Villeneuve
Thesis Title:  Ambient Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure and Breast Cancer Risk in a Population-Based Canadian Case-Control Study

 

Aisha Nathoo

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Maria Velez, Susan Brogly
Thesis Title:  Pregnancy outcomes in survivors of adolescent and young adult breast cancer: a population-based cohort study

Priya Premranjith

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Will King, Maria Velez
Thesis Title:  MATERNAL EXPOSURE TO METALS AND TIME-TO-PREGNANCY: THE MATERNAL-INFANT RESEARCH ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS 

Christopher Russell

Educational Background:  BSc Specialization in Biochemistry, Laurentian University
Supervisors:  Bradley Stoner, Mark Rosenberg
Thesis Title: Illicit Drug Use and Unmet Healthcare Needs In Ontario: An Exploratory Study

Claudia Waddingham

Educational Background:  BScH Biology, Concordia University
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title: Patterns of solar ultraviolet radiation exposures and melanoma risk in Canada

 

Kelly Biggs

Educational Background:  BScH Health Sciences, Carleton University
Supervisor:  Helene Ouellette-Kuntz
Thesis Title:  Investigating the impact of intellectual and developmental disability on the stage of colorectal cancer at diagnosis among adults in Ontario

Laura Cramm

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Will Pickett, Frank Elgar (McGill)
Thesis Title:  Corporal Punishment Bans, Childhood Adversity, and Adolescent Suicide Rates: An International Ecological Study

Nader Hanna

Educational Background:  BScH Biomedical Chemistry, University of Birmingham; Doctor of Medicine, University of Nottingham
Supervisors:  Patti Groome, Wiley Chung
Thesis Title:  Factors Associated with The Esophageal Cancer Treatment Interval:  A Population-Based Study
Publications:  ResearchGate  Google Scholar

Sahej Kaur

Educational Background:  BScH Health Sciences, Minor in Psychology, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Mark Rosenberg, Kristan Aronson
Thesis Title:  Identifying Mental Health Issues In Canadian Immigrants With A Focus On Indian Immigrants
Position after Graduation:  PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa

 

 

 

Momtafin Khan

Educational Background:  BScH Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Advisory Committee:  Dylan O'Sullivan (University of Calgary)
Thesis Title:  Solar Ultraviolet Radiation's Effect on Prostate Cancer Risk and the Role of being Overweight or Obese: A Canadian Cohort Study

 

Yeram Kim

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  The Effect of Vaginal Estrogen on Circulating Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women Participating in the MAP.3 Breast Cancer Prevention Trial

 

Chang (Nancy) Wang

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity; Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Joan Tranmer, Douglas S. Lee (University of Toronto
Thesis Title:  Predicting Long term survival after de novo cardioverter defibrillator implantation for primary prevention

Salman Ahmadi

Educational Background:  BScH Biopharmaceutical Science, Genomics Option, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Joan Tranmer, Kristan Aronson
Thesis Title:  DNA Methylation of Circadian Genes and Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk in Female Hospital Workers:  An Exploratory Study
Position after Graduation:  Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publications:  ResearchGate

Meghan Bowman

Educational Background:  BScH Biology, University of Waterloo
Supervisors:  Kristan Aronson, Joan Tranmer
Thesis Title:  Prevalence and associations of work stress and life stress with depressive symptoms among female hospital day workers and shift workers

 

 

  

Nicholas Grubic

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Paul Peng, Steven Brooks
Thesis Advisory Committee: Melanie Walker
Thesis Title:  Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Characteristics, Care Processes, and Outcomes Across the Urban-Rural Spectrum: A Retrospective Cohort Study from 2013-2019 in the United States
Position after Graduation:  Methodologist II, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Publications:  ResearchGate PubMed 
 

Tess Marusyk

Educational Background:  BSc, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison
Thesis Title:  Early Substance Use and Later Depressive Symptoms Among Canadian Adolescents: Examining the Association Using Intersectionality Theory
Position after Graduation:  
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Sareena McDonald

Educational Background:  BScH Biomedical Sciences, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title:  Occupational Solar Ultraviolet Radiation and Breast Cancer Risk 
Position after Graduation:  Hazard Evaluator, Chemical Risk Assessment, Health Canada
Publications:

 

Isobel Sharpe

Educational Background:  BScH Integrated Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison
Thesis Title:  A Global Investigation of Climate Change and Climate-Related Disasters, Food Insecurity, and Mental Health
Position after Graduation:  Data Research Assistant, Mount Sinai Hospital
Publications:  Google Scholar

 

Jonas Shellenberger

Educational Background:  BSc Respiratory Therapy, University of Cincinnati
Supervisor:  William Pickett
Thesis Title:  Problematic Social Media Use and Mental Health in Canadian Adolescents 
Position after Graduation:  Research Analyst, ICES Queen’s
Publications:  ResearchGate

Tori Barabash

Educational Background:  BScH Biology, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title:  Solar ultraviolet radiation and colorectal cancer risk in Canada
Position after Graduation:  Research Coordinator, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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Breagh Cheng

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison
Thesis TitleMalaria prevention in eastern Myanmar
Position after Graducation:  Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publications:  

Anna Clarke

 

Educational Background:  BSc Life Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University
Supervisor:  Ian Janssen
Thesis Title:  The compositional associations of time spent in sleep, sedentary behaviour and physical activity with all-cause mortality risk
Position after Graduation:  Methodologist II, Icest
Publications: 
ResearchGate 

 

Lindey Felske

Educational Background:  BScH Chemistry, University of Lethbridge
Supervisor:  Kristan Aronson, Joan Tranmer
Thesis Title:  Investigating Potential Bi-directional Relationships Between Sleep and Melatonin Among Day and Rotating Day/Night Shift Workers
Position after Graduation:  Medical Student, University of Calgary
Publications: 
ResearchGate

Haley Golding

Educational Background:  BScH, Specialization in Life Sciences Biomedical Sub-plan, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Joan Tranmer, Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title:  Modelling the relationship between shift work and cardiometabolic risk through circadian disruption, sleep and stress pathways
Position after Graduation:  Epidemiologist, ICES
Publications:   

 

Samantha Gray

Educational Background:  BScH Kinesilolgy, Brock University
Supervisors:  Susan Bartels, Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Measurement of UN Peacekeeper-Perpetuated Sexual Exploitation/Abuse and the Resulting Stigmatization of Women and Girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Position after Graduation:  Health Analyst, Public Health Ontario
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Haris Imsirovic

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Maria Velez, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  Thyroid Cancer Treatment and Subsequent Infertility Diagnosis in Female Adolescents and Young Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Position after Graduation:  Methodologist/Data Analyst, ICES uOttawa/Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Publications:  

 

Zuhaib Mir

Educational Background:  Doctorate in Medicine, University of Ottawa; Honours BA Medical Science, University of Western Ontario
Supervisor:  Patti Groome
Thesis Advisory Committee:  Jennifer Flemming, Sulaiman Nanji
Thesis Title:  Post-operative liver decompensation events following partial hepatectomy among patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
Position after Graduation:  General Surgery Resident, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Publications:  Google Scholar

   

Olivia Moir

Educational Background:  BNSc Nursing, Queen's University; BSc Biology, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Susan Brogly, Paul Peng
Thesis Title:  Surgical versus medical treatment and mortality in patients with infective endocarditis: The effect of selection bias, immortal time bias, and time dependent confounding
Position After Graduation:  
Publications:  

Ana Mrazovac

Educational Background:  BScH Health Sciences, Wilfred Laurier University
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Childhood Maltreatment and the Association with Life Dissatisfaction
Position after Graduation:  
Publications:  ResearchGate

   

Lauren Murray

Educational Background:  Msc Neuroscience; BScH Neuroscience and Mental Health, Carleton University. BScH Specialization in Biology and Psychology, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Dallas Seitz, Ana Johnson
Thesis Title:  Effects of Multiple Medications Associated with QTc Prolongation: Prevalence and Outcomes Associated with Use Among Older Adults
Position after Graduation:  Health Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Health
Publications: ResearchGate  Google Scholar

 

Nicole Shaver

Educational Background:  BScH in Biomedical Science, Neuroscience Option, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Will Pickett
Thesis Title:  Bullying Victimization and Subjective Health Complaints in Canadian Adolescents: Examining Spiritual Health Connections as Protective Heath Assets
Position after Graduation:  Research Coordinator, Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre
Publications:  ResearchGate

Sharon Yeung

Educational Background:  BScH Global Health Specialization, McMaster University; Doctor of Medicine (in progress), Queen's University
Supervisor:  Heather Castleden, Mark Rosenberg
Thesis Title:  Exploring Indigenous Social Capital and Health Among Four First Nations: A Strengths-Based Study
Position after Graduation:  Psychiatry Resident, University of Toronto 
Publications:  Research Gate

Rob Basmadjian

Educational Background:  BScH, Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  UGT2B17, exemestane metabolism, and their association with physical health-related quality of life in Caucasian postmenopausal women participating in the Mammary Prevention.3 Trial
Position after Graduation:  Phd Candidate, University of Calgary

   

Barbara Bielawska

Educational Background:  BScH, Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa; Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Helene Ouellette-Kuntz, Sunil Patel, Boris Zevin.
Thesis Title:  Severe nutritional complications after bariatric surgery
Position After Graduation:  Gastroenterologist, The Ottawa Hospital; Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine

   

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 
Position after Graduation:  Coordinator Epidemiology and Health Analytics, Renfrew County and District Health Unit

 

Lucas Cohen

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Patti Groome
Thesis Title:  Frequency of High Diagnostic Testing and its Association With the Specialist Interval in Ontario Symptomatic Breast Cancer Patients 
Position after Graduation:  Associate Project Manager, Health Economics, Health Technology Assessment and Market Access, EVERSANA

Alexis Dorland

Educational Background:  BScH, Biology and Mathematics, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Witnessing Public Drinking and its Relevance to Discrimination Against Individuals Living With Alcohol Use Disorders 
Position after Graduation:  Research Coordinator, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research

 

Troy Hillier

Educational Background:  BScH Kinetics and Life Sciences, St. Francis Xavier University
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title:  Solar Ultraviolet Radiation and Breast Cancer Risk
Position after Graduation:  Medical Student, Dalhousie University

Brooke Maracle

Educational Background:  BScH, Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo
Supervisor:  Chris O'Callahan, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  The influence of institution accrual on patient survival in Canadian cancer clinical trials 
Position after Graduation:  Research Assistant, University of Calgary


Chad McClintock

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), University of Saskatchewan 2003
Supervisors:  Paul Peng and Wendy Wobeser
Thesis Title: Hepatitis C antibody and RNA tests for adults in provincial and federal correctional facilities in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study
Position After Graduation:  Registered Physiotherapist, Physical Therapy Clinic at Queen's University


Lesley Pablo

Educational Background:  BScH Health Studies and Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Supervisors:  Colleen Davison
Thesis Title:  Exploring Changes in the Father’s Role and its Association with Child Outcomes in Mongolia
Position after Graduation:  Research Analyst, University of Toronto

Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis

Educational Background:  MPA, Public Policy, Queen's University; BSocSc, Criminology, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Kieran Moore, Paul Peng
Thesis Title:  Initiation of prescription opioids for non-cancer pain and risk of opioid use disorder: a population based study
Position after Graduation:  PhD Candidate, Aarhus University
Publications:  ResearchGate

Shahryar Qayyum

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology, University of Ottawa,
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Anna Majury
Thesis Title:  Assessing the Geographic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Private Well Water Testing Practices in Southern Ontario
Position after Graduation:  Statistical Analyst, Aviva

Samantha Sigurdson

Educational Background:  Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University; BSc Life Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisors:  Michael Brundage, Harriet Richardson
Thesis Title:  Localized prostate cancer patients' preferences for hypofractionated radiotherapy:  A discreet choice experiment
Position after Graduation:  Radiation Oncology Resident, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Publications:  Research Gate


Luissa Vahedi

Educational Background:  BScH Specialization Health Science
Supervisors:  Susan Bartels, Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Even Peacekeepers Expect Something in Return’:  An Exploratory Epidemiological Analysis of Sexual Interactions Between UN Peacekeepers and Female Haitians
Position after Graduation:  PhD Candidate, Washington University in Saint Louis
Publications:  ResearchGate   Google Scholar

Sean Bai

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2015. 
Supervisor: Harriet Richardson and Philip Lazarus
Thesis Title: Influence of the UGT2B17 Gene on the Relationship Between Exemestane and Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal
Position after Graduation:

Chloe Chow

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Anita Koushik
Thesis Title:  Physical Activity Participation in Ovarian Cancer Survivors: Prevalence, Determinants and Association with Patient Reported Outcomes
Position after Graduation:  Clinical Research Project Coordinator, Children's Stroke Program, The Hospital for Sick Children
See More:  Chloe Chow

Priyanka Gogna

Educational Background:  Honours BA Anthropology, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title:  INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS OF COLORECTAL CANCER AND GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS ON LINE-1 DNA METHYLATION
Position after Graduation:  PhD Candidate, Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University

 

Zhen Guan

Educational Background:  BSc Preventative Medicine and Public Health, Lanzhou University
Supervisor:  Patti Groome
Thesis Title:  Colorectal Cancer Pathways in Ontario
Position after Graduation:  Consultant, Deloitte Omnia AI, Montreal

Mara Habash   

Educational Background:  BScH Psychology, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Bart Harvey
Thesis Title:  The association between area- and individual-level risk factors and chlamydia infection a sexual health clinic
Position after Graduation:  Research Associate, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto
See More:  Mara Habash

Alexandria Melvin

Educational Background:  BA Psychology, Carleton University; Graduate Diploma Population Health Risk Assessment and Management, University of  Ottawa
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Exploring Perceptions of Public Stigma as a Mediator in the Relationship between Number of Depressive Symptoms and Mental Health Treatment-Seeking Behaviours
Position after Graduation:  Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa

Ahmad Rahim

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Joan Tranmer, Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title:  Shift work, sleep quality, and hypertension among working adults in Ontario
Position after Graduation:  Analytic Epidemiologist, ICES, McMaster University

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: The Impact of the adoption of a Patient Rostering Model on Patient Access and Continuity of Care

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
Position after Graduation:  Medical Student, Queen's University

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
Position after Graduation:  Epidemiologist, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

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
Publications:  ResearchGate
Position after Graduation:  Analyst, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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
Position after Graduation:  

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:  Senior Analyst, Specialized Care Division, CIHI

Lisa Leung

Educational Background: BSc (Environmental Science), Queen's University 2015.
SupervisorKristan 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

 

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

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

 

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-University 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

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 Surveillance 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