Research Expertise

At the School of Public Health, our researchers engage in both curiosity-driven and community-driven inquiry, and are committed to productive knowledge exchange. Each one has research expertise within the broad field of public health.

Using keywords, the table below summarizes the research interests of each faculty member. To learn more about each faculty member, click on their name to view their profile.

Name Research Interests
Beckie, Mary sustainable community development, regenerative and equitable place-based agri-food systems, food sovereignty, scholarship of engagement, social economy, communities of practice, interdisciplinary research, experiential learning
Chatwood, Susan circumpolar health, health systems , health systems stewardship, determinants of health and wellness in the Arctic, mixed methods and community based research
Dinu, Irina bioinformatics, biological pathways, biostatistics, DNA microarray, gene set analysis, genomic, proteomic, Metabolomic studies, statistical genetics
Eurich, Dean

diabetes, health outcomes, morbidity, mortality, pneumonia, chronic disease, epidemiology, health systems and services, pharmacoepidemiology, drug use and drug policy, aboriginal health

Francescutti, Louis

governance, injury, knowledge translation, media advocacy, policy development, public health communication, quality control, disaster medicine, emergency medicine, preventative medicine, palliative care

Gokiert, Rebecca early childhood development, program planning and evaluation, mixed methods, community-based participatory research, measurement, child health
Hanington, Patrick biological hazards, environmental health, global health, immunology, infectious disease, parasitology, schistosomiasis
Harper, Sherilee climate change and health, climate change adaptation, Indigenous peoples' health, community-led research, community-led participatory research, social and environmental epidemiology, mixed research methods, Inuit Nunangat, Uganda, Peru
Hodgins, Stephen maternal-newborn-child health, private sector service providers, community health workers, "scale-up"
Hyshka, Elaine health services and systems research, drug and alcohol policy, substance use services, harm reduction, program evaluation, engaged scholarship, structural vulnerability, health equity
Jhangri, Gian biostatistics, design and analysis of clinical trials, occupational cancer case-control studies, statistical/epidemiological methods, longitudinal analyses, mixed-effect modeling, generalized linear modeling, survival analysis
Johnson, Jeff diabetes, epidemiology, health economics, health outcomes, health services, HRQL and population health, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology
Johnson, Shanthi falls/injury prevention, seniors' health, home and community care, long term care, nutrition and exercise intervention, health promotion, health system improvement, population health, rural health, global health
Mayan, Maria

community-based participatory research, qualitative methodology, poverty, knowledge mobilization

Menon, Dev

health technology assessment, social values in health care, resource allocation decision-making, technology adoption

Montesanti, Stephanie

health policy intervention and analysis, systems thinking, patient, public and community engagement, primary health care delivery for vulnerable populations, knowledge exchange and research use in health policy decisions, Indigenous health, women's health promotion, health equity

Mumtaz, Zubia

global health, reproductive and maternal health, gender and class inequities, social determinants of health, health systems and maternal health policy, community health workers and midwives, quantitative, qualitative research methods, mixed methods research

Neumann, Norm environment, drinking water, molecular epidemiology, pollution, prions, source tracking, waterborne pathogens
Nykiforuk, Candace

chronic disease prevention, community based research, community environment, health geography, health promotion, healthy public policy, knowledge exchange, financial wellbeing, mixed methods research, natural experiments, health equity, social determinants of health

Ohinmaa, Arto economic evaluation, cost projections, economics of public health, health economics, health related quality of life, health technology assessment, telemedicine and telehealth
Otto, Simon One Health epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance; Integrated One Health - surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and use and diagnostic testing to inform antimicrobial stewardship
Pabayo, Roman social epidemiology, social determinants of health, social and health inequalities, social-economic contextual factors, neighborhoods
Paulden, Mike economic evaluation, health economics, equity, pharmacoeconomics, health technology assessment
Raine, Kim community health, health promotion, nutrition, obesity, policy, public health, qualitative research
Senthilselvan, Sentil analysis of survival data, clustered data, longitudinal and multilevel data, asthma epidemiology, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, health of agricultural workers, latent class models, random effects models
Spitzer, Denise migration, intersectionality, global health, participatory research, qualitative research, visual storytelling, impact of neoliberal globalization and policies on health and well-being
Storey, Kate

chronic disease prevention, community based research, health promotion, implementation science, child health, knowledge translation, nutrition, obesity, public health, qualitative methods, school health

Veugelers, Paul childhood obesity, epidemiology, health policy, nutrition, population based research, public health, school health
Voaklander, Donald

Injury prevention

Wild, Cam addictions research, mental health research, etiology, prevention and treatment, problem drinking, injection drug use, smoking, comorbid addictions, mental disorders, treatment systems, social policy
Yamamoto, Shelby

climate change, environmental health, epidemiology, infectious disease, vulnerable populations

Yanow, Stephanie diagnosis, drug resistance, host: parasite interactions, infectious disease, molecular biology, malaria, parasitology, pregnancy, public health
Yasui, Yutaka genetics, bioinformatics, biomarkers, biostatistics, cancer epidemiology, cancer survivorship, childhood cancer, epidemiologic methods, health inequality, public health
Yuan, Yan prediction performance evaluation, prediction algorithms, brain tumour epidemiology and surveillance, cancer survivorship, Childhood / AYA cancer, health services