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Chronic disease prevention and management researcher profiles

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: 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.

Mark Ferro.

Mark Ferro

Assistant Professor

Research interests: epidemiology of child psychopathology, measurement of child psychopathology and quality of life, determinants and mechanisms of child multimorbidity, mental health service use

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: social neuroscience of primary prevention; health neuroscience; lifestyle behaviours and brain health; behavior change; brain health over the lifespan; social neurobiology of food cravings and consumption; obesity.

David Hammond

David Hammond

Professor, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health

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, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

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

Sue Horton

Sue Horton

Professor

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

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

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

Ellen MacEachen

Ellen MacEachen

Associate Professor / Associate Director, Graduate Research Programs

Research interests: Broad focus on policy and program evaluation and implementation, with a view to the organisational, social and policy determinants of work and health

Samantha Meyer

Samantha Meyer

Assistant Professor

Research interests: trust and risk in medical decision making; access to and uptake of preventative services in Canada and Australia (specifically vaccination and cancer screening); access to and social determinants of bariatric surgery; food regulation and policy; 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)

Plinio Morita

Plinio Morita

Assistant Professor

Research interests: mHealth and wearable technology design, ubiquitous sensors for smart homes, usage data and health data analytics, technology for aging.

Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner

Assistant Professor

Research interests: northern food systems and environments, nutrition and food insecurity, community-based health and food initiatives, program evaluation, access to healthcare in northern communities, and knowledge uptake and utilization.

Suzanne Tyas

Suzanne Tyas

Associate Professor

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