Pete is a Research Assistant Professor with the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project in the Department of Psychology and holds a cross appointment in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. He is also a co-investigator with the International Cannabis Policy Study. His background is in epidemiology and biostatistics and he earned his PhD in Public Health and Health Systems from UW in 2017
Pete specializes in the statistical analysis of complex survey data, regression modelling, and longitudinal data analysis with an emphasis on generalized estimating equations (GEE). He is also interested in spatial data analysis, small area estimation using survey data, and employing data science methods and tools to support evidence informed health policy.
Pete's primary research interests lie in understanding geographic factors influencing population health and how health policy influences human health and behaviour at small area levels. In addition to his work with the ITC Project, Pete has been involved with research on web-based assessment of adolescent nutrient intakes.