Associate Director, WICI and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Services
Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, is a nutritionist and associate professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Kirkpatrick’s current research focuses mainly on advancing methodologies for assessing diet and understanding the complexities, including multidimensionality and dynamism, in dietary patterns.
Professor, University of Waterloo
Chris Bauch is a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He studies epidemiological and ecological systems with a particular emphasis on evaluating interventions such as vaccines. He is particularly interested in coupling models of human behaviour with models of disease dynamics or ecological dynamics.
Professor, University of Waterloo - Biology
Trevor Charles is a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo. His work is in the areas of bacterial genetics and genome engineering, plant microbiome, and functional metagenomics, with an orientation towards Circular Bioeconomy applications.
Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Waterloo
Igor Grossmann (@psywisdom) is a social-cognitive scientist exploring the interplay of sociocultural factors for wise reasoning and sound judgment. His work utilizes innovative methods at the intersection of big data analytics, psychophysiology, longitudinal surveys, and behavioural experiments.
Professor, University of Waterloo; President, Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada; Senior fellow, Centre of International Governance; Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Director, Cascade Institute and University Research Chair
Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Dr. Chrystopher Nehaniv is a professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Departments at the University of Waterloo.
He is an accomplished senior researcher in mathematics of discrete complex systems. His research interests include Intelligent Systems and Software, Modeling, Simulation and Systems Theory.
Professor, University of Waterloo - School of Planning
Dawn Parker is a Professor in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on the development of fine-scale models that link the drivers of land-use change and their socioeconomic and ecological impacts, with completed and ongoing projects on organic agriculture in California’s Central Valley, timber harvest and carbon sequestration in eastern deciduous forests in West Virginia, U.S.A., the effects of HIV/AIDS on smallholder agricultural households in Uganda, interactions between land markets, landscaping, and carbon sequestration in ex-urban landscapes, and the co-evolution of urban transit networks and residential neighbourhoods. Her areas of technical expertise include agent-based modelling, land-use modelling, and environmental and resource economics.