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Kelly Anthony

Kelly Anthony

Lecturer
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.
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
Roy Cameron

Roy Cameron

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

Sharon Campbell

Research Associate Professor
Research interests: cancer prevention, health policy, tobacco control.
Feng Chang

Feng Chang

Assistant Professor
Research interests: safe, effective, and efficient medication use in older people; new applications for pharmacists as a health care resource particularly in rural and smaller communities
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.
Joel Dubin

Joel Dubin

Associate Professor
Research interests: longitudinal data methodology and analysis, survival methodology and analysis, graphical methods. Application areas include nephrology, cancer, smoking cessation, aging, and the environment.
Susan Elliott

Susan J. Elliott

Professor, Dean (Faculty of Applied Health Sciences)
Research interests: environment and health, medical geography, global environment, urban social geography, philosophy and method.
Tara Elton-Marshall

Tara Elton-Marshall

Research Assistant Professor
Research interests: policy evaluation, population health, psychological determinants of health, health disparities, Aboriginal health, global health, tobacco control, gambling
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

Interim School Director
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
Kelly Grindrod

Kelly Grindrod

Assistant Professor
Research interests: pharmacy practice and therapeutics, eHealth technologies
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, tobacco control, nutrition policy, risk communication, harm reduction, global health, policy evaluation
Rhona Hanning

Rhona Hanning

Professor
Research interests: human nutrition and chronic disease, evidence-based practice, body composition.
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: gerontology, mental health, health informatics, assessment, health policy, international comparisons, performance measurement, health care funding
Laurie Hoffman-Goetz

Laurie Hoffman-Goetz

Professor
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
Research interests: prognosis of rheumatic conditions specifically psoriatic arthritis; and mental health
Linda Jessup

Linda Jessup

Continuing Lecturer; Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies
Research interests: impact of normative and alternate developmental transitions and pathways on healthy lifespan development
Sharon Kirkpatrick

Sharon Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor
Research interests: Food access and food security among marginalized populations, dietary assessment, measurement error in diet, food environments, food and nutrition policy, dietary guidance.
Brian Laird

Brian Laird

Assistant Professor
The underlying objective of Dr. Laird’s research is to improve the characterization of human exposures from environmental contamination. Dr. Laird is particularly interested in the development of novel risk assessment tools that: (i) quantify the health risks from dietary contaminants, (ii) develop optimal intervention strategies where necessary, and (iii) improve the link between external dose and target organ concentration using the concepts of bioaccessibility and bioavailability.

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