Amanda is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, and then fast-tracked her Master’s degree to a PhD. Amanda works with the COMPASS study, a large Canadian study that tracks youth health behaviours over time. Amanda’s research focuses on quantitative methods, specifically examining the impact of missing data in observational research. Amanda has also contributed to a variety of research projects on the topic of youth substance use.
Amanda has TA’d a variety of in-person and online courses within SPHHS, ranging from introduction to public health for undergraduate students to health informatics for graduate students. Amanda believes that all TAs have valuable experiences and perspectives which can help shape and improve courses, regardless of the discipline.