Chronic disease prevention and management researcher profiles

Helen Chen.

Helen Chen

Professor of Practice; Associate Director, Professional Practice Centre for Health Systems

Research interests: health informatics, translational research in healthcare and medicine, health system integration, semantic interoperability, healthcare decision making and decision support, health data analytics, Machine Learning and AI in Public Health; Real World Evidence, patient safety

Mark Ferro

Mark Ferro

Associate 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

Peter Hall.

Peter Hall

Professor

Research interests: social neuroscience of primary prevention; health neuroscience; lifestyle behaviours and brain health; behaviour change

David Hammond

David Hammond

Professor

Research interests: population health, health behaviour, health policy, tobacco, smoking, health communication, media, nutrition, diet, public health, e-cigarettes, nicotine, caffeine, energy drinks, global health, international health, cannabis and harm reduction

Rhona Hanning

Rhona Hanning

Professor

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

Associate 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

Professor; University Research Chair

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

Professor; Acting Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems

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

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Graduate Studies

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), biological characteristics that influence outcome from brain injury

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.

Hannah Neufeld.

Hannah Neufeld

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Indigenous health, global health, health inequalities, Indigenous food systems, maternal nutrition and child feeding, maternal and child health, community health

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.

Jennifer Yessis.

Jennifer Yessis

Associate Professor (definite term)

Research interests: implementation science, health evaluation, population health, health promotion, youth health