Leia Minaker is an Affiliated Scientist at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact.
Leia’s primary research area is tobacco control; her research to date has provided timely evidence on key issues to the tobacco control community, including examining flavoured tobacco use among Canadian youth. The objective of this work is to facilitate the development of programs and policies.
Leia completed her PhD at the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta in early 2013. During her studies, Leia examined environmental determinants of diets and obesity at a population level, working with urban planners and public health practitioners to develop policies supportive of healthy built environments.