Martin Cooke

Associate Professor | Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Martin CookePhD Sociology (Western)
MA Sociology (Western)
BA Honours (University of Winnipeg)

Jointly appointed in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and School of Public Health and Health Systems. Cross appointed to the School of Pharmacy. I supervise master’s and doctoral students as well as undergraduate honours papers in both sociology and health studies.<--break->

Research and teaching areas

Research areas:

  • Social inequality and public policy
  • Health inequalities
  • Life course

Teaching areas:

  • Quantitative methods
  • Sociology of health
  • Demography

My research interests are generally in the area of social inequality, including its impact on health. I am particularly interested in social policy, especially viewing policies like social assistance and pensions from the perspective of the life course.

I am the co-lead for the Gender and Vulnerable Populations teams of the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration (OPEN) and the co-Director (with Dr. Christian Boudreau) of the Waterloo Survey Research Centre. I am also Affiliated Scientist with the PROPEL Centre for Population Health Impact.

I am happy to supervise master's and PhD students in either Sociology or Health Studies, with a focus on inequities in health. For master's students, I often suggest quantitative projects, using secondary data from the Statistics Canada Research Data Centres Program, accessibly through the South-Western Ontario Research Data Centre at Waterloo.

Selected publications and presentations

Selected professional activities and networks

University of Waterloo

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