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Kelly Anthony

Kelly Anthony

Lecturer, Teaching Fellow

Research interests: attitudes regarding public policies (both US and Canadian) designed to protect disadvantaged groups; prejudice; attitudes towards, and responses to, dying and the death process; individualism and collectivism and culture.

Jose Arocha

Jose F. Arocha

Associate Professor

Research interests: health informatics and socio-cognitive studies of human-computer interaction, principles of HCI design, health education and modelling understanding of health and disease.

Ben Austin

Pharmacist, Ingersoll Pharmasave

Stephanie Austin

Medical School student

Stephanie Austin chose the Health Studies program because it seemed like the “ideal pre-med program,” combining natural and social science courses.

Philip Bigelow

Philip Bigelow

Associate Professor/Associate Director, Graduate Research Programs

Research interests: interventions in occupational health; evaluation and measurement of health and safety management systems; risk assessment and standard setting in occupational health

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Professor
Research interests: Development of statistical methods for the design of community-based interventions, the analysis of longitudinal data collected from studies of interventions designed to affect health behaviours, and the design and analysis of observational studies of health behaviour.
Roy Cameron

Roy Cameron

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Research interests: health behaviour change, disease prevention, tobacco, population level intervention, evidence-based practice.

Helen Chen

Helen Chen

Assistant Research Professor

Research interests: health informatics, translatonal research in healthcare and medicine, health system integration, semantic interoperability, healthcare decision making and decision support, health data analytics, medical imaging informatics, patient safety

Martin Cooke

Martin Cooke

Associate Professor

Research interests: the social demography and health of Aboriginal peoples; social inequality, the welfare state, and the life course; population ageing and retirement.

Kitty Corbett

Kitty Corbett

Professor

Research interests: My research is about and for change, emphasizing social science tools (e.g., ethnographic and mixed methods, social marketing, photovoice, training) for knowledge translation, health communication, quality improvement, and community-based participatory action and health promotion.

Alexander Crizzle

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Gerontology, senior health, aging, older drivers, commercial drivers, fitness to drive, screening, mobility, falls, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, neurodegenerative disorders, exercise, rehabilitation, public health.

Joel Dubin

Joel Dubin

Associate Professor

Research interests: longitudinal data methodology and analysis, survival methodology and analysis, graphical methods, prediction models. Application areas include nephrology, cancer, smoking cessation, aging, and the environment.

Nancy E. Fenton

Nancy E. Fenton

Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Research interests: medical geography, emotional geography, risk perception, children and youth, quality of life, child-centred methodologies, qualitative and post-structural methods, communities of practice, mentorship competencies
John Garcia

John Garcia

Professor of Practice/Associate Director, Graduate Professional Programs

Research interests: population-based chronic disease prevention, health of Nunavummiut, knowledge exchange, capacity building, implementation, practice-based evidence, public health policy and systems, qualitative and mixed methods, realistic evaluation

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Associate Professor
Research interests: dietary behavior, social neuroscience, diabetes, aging, health disparities.
David Hammond

David Hammond

Associate Professor

Research interests: population health, health behavior, health policy, tobacco, smoking, health communication, media, nutrition, diet, public health, e-cigarettes, nicotine, caffeine, energy drinks, global health, international health

Rhona Hanning

Rhona Hanning

Professor

Research interests: human nutrition and chronic disease, evidence-based practice, body composition.

Rose Harrison

Rose Harrison

Principal, Harrison Health Collaborative Inc

Health informatics may not be a term you’re familiar with – but if you’ve visited a hospital or clinic lately you have likely seen it in action. People like Rose Harrison are using information technology to better manage the health care you receive.

George Heckman

George A. Heckman

Associate Professor (Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine)

Research interests: chronic disease management in frail seniors - focus on cardiovascular disease and long term care.

John Hirdes

John Hirdes

Professor

Research interests: community and public health, health information systems, health policies, caregiving, aging, home care, mental health, long-term care, palliative care, quality of life, pharmacoepidemiology, knowledge translation.

Laurie Hoffman-Goetz

Laurie Hoffman-Goetz

Professor Emerita - no longer supervising new students

Research interests: In Public Health: health literacy, risk communication, consumer health informatics, mass media and health education
In Biohealth: physical activity and cancer prevention, exercise immunology, behavioural immunology, lymphocyte apoptosis

Sue Horton

Sue Horton

Professor and CIGI Chair in Global Health Economics

Research interests: economics of public health, economics of nutrition, development economics, poverty

Janice Husted

Janice Husted

Associate Professor Emerita
Research interests: prognosis of rheumatic conditions specifically psoriatic arthritis; and mental health
Craig Janes.

Craig R. Janes

Professor / Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems

Dr. Janes is a medical anthropologist interested in and committed to social science approaches to public health and global health policy. Janes has research strengths in human-environment interactions, social inequities and health, global health governance, and maternal and child health.

Linda Jessup

Linda Jessup

Continuing Lecturer; Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies

Research interests: Population and public health, healthy development, psychosocial development

Sharon Kirkpatrick

Sharon Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Dietary assessment, measurement error in diet, food access and food security among marginalized populations, food environments, food and nutrition policy, dietary guidance.

Judy Kruger

Senior Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What does the University of Waterloo and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta have in common? Well-respected international reputations and Dr. Judy Kruger.

Brian Laird

Brian Laird

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Contaminants; Risk Assessment; Risk Communication; Hazard; Environmental Health; Exposure; Country Food; Aboriginal; First Nations; Inuit; Mercury; Arsenic; Selenium; Diet; Mixtures; Nutrient-Toxicant Interaction; Toxicology; Soil; Bioaccessibility; Bioavailability; Contaminated Sites; Dehcho Region

Jane Law

Jane Law

Associate Professor

Research interests: health geomatics; healthy communities; disease mapping; measurement error, data uncertainty, and missing data adjustment in public health research; Bayesian spatial modelling and analysis in health research; determinants of health outcomes; health and crime; diet and health outcomes.

Scott Leatherdale

Scott Leatherdale

Associate Professor, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health Research

Research interests: health behaviour surveillance (physical activity, obesity, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, eating behaviour, sedentary behaviour); built environment and behaviour; impact of policies / programs on behaviour; co-morbid health behaviours; internet gambling and problem gambling; knowledge translation and exchange systems; cancer epidemiology; social epidemiology

Joon Lee

Joon Lee

Assistant Professor

Research interests: health informatics, health data science, big data, data-driven decision support algorithms, critical care, home health care, natural language processing, information visualization, social network analysis.

Ellen MacEachen

Ellen MacEachen

Associate Professor
Broad focus on policy and program evaluation and implementation, with a view to the organisational, social and policy determinants of work and health.
Shannon Majowicz

Shannon E. Majowicz

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Infectious diseases, particularly foodborne, waterborne and enteric diseases, surveillance and burden of illness methods, survey research methods, epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, public health practice, systems approaches to food-related health outcomes, knowledge synthesis methods, knowledge brokering

Stephen McColl

Stephen McColl

Associate Professor Emeritus
Research interests: environmental health, occupational health, risk assessment and management, health policy.
Ian McKillop

Ian McKillop

Associate Professor
Research interests: design and use of health information systems; costing and performance measurement of health services; data standards, security and privacy of health information.
Samantha Meyer

Samantha Meyer

Assistant Professor

My research interests are wide-ranging but central to all projects is the application of social theory to social health research. Principally, I am interested in the application of social theories of trust in investigations of the nature and extent of patient trust in healthcare and the potential policy and practice implications. I also conduct research in the areas of bariatric surgery, equity in access to healthcare services, food scares and trust in food.

John Mielke

John G. Mielke

Associate Professor

Research interests: neurobiological embedding of adversity (e.g., poor nutrition, psychosocial stress) Neuroplasticity during learning and following injury (e.g., ischaemia)

Anita Myers

Anita M. Myers

Professor Emerita

Research interests: program evaluation, driver licensing, licensing policies, older adults, driving behavior, driving self-regulation, older adult mobility and transportation, driving confidence, balance confidence, commercial vehicle drivers.

Mark Oremus

Mark Oremus

Associate professor

Research interests: Epidemiology, population and public health, chronic diseases, aging, dementia, caregiving, knowledge translation, systematic reviews, health economics, health policy.

Chris Perlman

Chris Perlman

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Health services research, evaluation, performance measurement, health information systems, decision support, knowledge translation, mental healthcare, long term care.

Phuc-Nhi Phuong

Public Health Planner, Region of Waterloo Public Health

If you asked Phuc-Nhi Phuong (Health Studies ’04, Master of Public Health ’08) to create a job description based on her university experience, her current position as a Public Health Planner for the Region of Waterloo would be it!

Gaby Sabados

Midwife, St. Jacobs Midwives

As a midwife, Gaby Sabados (Health Studies '99) requires a diverse set of skills. A strong clinical background is necessary in order to provide the best evidence-based care for clients, but she also requires the communication skills and the capacity to build relationships in order to become a trusted partner in care.

Elham Satvat

Elham Satvat

Assistant Professor

Research interests: behavioural neuroscience; neuroscience laboratory; psychopharmacology; brain in health and disease; development, aging and health; psychosocial perspectives on lifespan and psychology of aging.

Patrick Seliske

Epidemiologist

For Patrick Seliske (Health Studies '78), the decision to attend Waterloo was simple – it was the Canadian leader in health studies and health promotion. Now working as an Epidemiologist for the Child and Family Health Division (CFHD) of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH), he also credits the program for providing him with the unique opportunity to study epidemiology.

Paul Stolee

Paul Stolee

Associate Professor

Research interests: Geriatrics, health care systems, rehabilitation, patient and citizen engagement, health information systems and databases, health outcome measurement, and knowledge translation

Nancy Theberge

Nancy Theberge

Professor Emeritus
Research interests: Social aspects of human performance in sport and work.
Suzanne Tyas

Suzanne Tyas

Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Research interests: aging, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic diseases, cognitive reserve, dementia, epidemiology, healthy aging, multimorbidity.

Patricia Ellen Wainwright

Distinguished Professor Emerita

Research interests: brain and behavioural development (drugs and nutrition).

James Wallace

James Wallace

Assistant Professor
Research interests: Human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work.

Doris Winfield

Physician

Dr. Doris Winfield (MD, Health Studies '89) didn’t always know what she wanted to do with her career, but with the support of friends and professors who she met in Health Studies she found her fit by pursuing a career as a physician.

Diane Williams

Diane Williams

Lecturer

Cellular and molecular biology of the inner ear, age-related hearing loss and prevention, neuroprotection, biocomplexity, systems approaches to studying health and disease.

Astha Ramaiya

Astha Ramaiya

Health promotion advocate

Astha (BSc '07) graduated from Waterloo’s Health Studies program, and her passion for health promotion and social justice led her to internship placements in Nepal and work in Tanzania.

Lana and Andrew in a hospital

Lana Vanderlee and Andrew Mitchell

Co-creators of BABU (Bringing About Better Understanding)

When AHS graduates and current PhD students Lana Vanderlee and Andrew Mitchell went to Nepal as volunteers, it didn’t take long for them to discover a serious problem.

Photo of Dr. Ramchandani

Dr. Rohit Ramchandani

Founder & CEO @ Antara Global Health Advisors

Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner

Assistant Professor

Education

BSc Health Studies (2002, University of Waterloo) MSc Health Studies (2005, University of Waterloo) MPH Health Promotion (2006, Karolinska Institute, Sweden) PhD Health Studies (2013, University of Waterloo) Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Indigenous Learning/Department of Psychology (2015, Lakehead University)

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Ashok Chaurasia

Assistant Professor

Education

B.Sc. in Mathematics and B. Sc. in Statistics (2007, Tier 2 Honours, University of Texas at San Antonio)

M.Sc. in Statistics (2008, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Ph.D. in Statistics (2013, University of Connecticut)

Postdoctoral Fellowship: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), (2013 – 2015, National Institutes of Health (NIH))

Contact information

Office: LHN 1721

Phone: (519) 888-4567, ext. 38093

Elena Neiterman

Lecturer

Education

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship – University of Toronto (Sociology) 2014 PhD McMaster University (Sociology) 2010 MA McMaster University (Sociology) 2006 MA The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Education) 2004 BA The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Education) 2002

Contact information

Phone: (519) 888-4567, ext. 38221

LHN 3721

Email: eneiterman@uwaterloo.ca

Timothy Muttoo.

Timothy Muttoo

Master of Public Health student

It may use the most simple of technology, but a new water filtration system is transforming thousands of lives in the Dominican Republic. Designed by Master of Public Health student, Timothy Muttoo, in partnership with the non-profit organization FilterPure, the new filters use locally sourced clay, saw dust and particles of silver to remove 99.99 percent of all water contaminants in households without access to safe water.

Christina Marchand.

Christina Marchand

Social entrepreneur

Social entrepreneur Christina Marchand (BSc ’14, HEALTH, MPH candidate) launched FullSoul to raise money for mothers and babies in Uganda.