Jennifer Yessis

Associate Professor (definite term)
Jennifer Yessis

Contact information

Office: LHN 3706

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 42860


Research interests

I am a researcher and program evaluation expert focused in two thematic areas in youth health: implementation science, and evaluation research. I am interested in research that involves partnerships with organizations and communities to ensure that evaluation results produced are relevant and ideally integrated into a community strategy, advocacy efforts, and programs. 

I have conducted research with youth and other community members to assess the impacts of different initiatives on physical activity, healthy eating, and mental health environments. Recently, I have focused my efforts on Indigenous communities in different areas of Canada. 

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with research interests related to:

  • Evaluation of health programs
  • Population health interventions
  • Interventions involving youth 
  • Health promotion

Graduate studies application details

Teaching interests

  • Health evaluation 
  • Research/evaluation methods 
  • Population health 


BSc Biology and Psychology, McMaster University 

MSc Health Studies, University of Waterloo 

PhD Health Studies, University of Waterloo