Faculty Member

Ananya Tina Banerjee PhD

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Office Address
Dalla Lana School of Public Health Health Sciences Building 155 College St. Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Epidemiology Division
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Admin Position
Program Director of the MPH in Health Promotion

Research Interests

I acknowledge my academic position is held at the University of Toronto. Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory. 

My unique dual training in qualitative and quantitative research methods enables me to study the social determinants and lived experiences of diabetes among South Asian migrant communities living in Canada and design health promotion programs for this high-risk ethnic population. The focus of my public health research exemplifies my commitment to providing a strong foundation in methodology  guided by principles of the socio-ecological framework, intersectionality, community-based participatory research and cultural safety. For more information please visit the South Asian Health Research Hub.


  • 2016-present Chronic Disease & Pharmacotherapy Program, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) – Fellow
  • 2012-2014  Women’s College Research Institute – CIHR Funded Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2007–2012  McMaster University – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Health Research Methodology
  • 2005–2007  University of Toronto – Masters of Science (MSc), Exercise Sciences
  • 2000-2004  York University – Honors Bachelors of Science (BSc), Kinesiology & Health Science and Psychology


  • CHL 5801H – Health Promotion I
  • CHL5420H Global Health Research Methods
  • CHL5810H Race, Ethnicity, And Culture in Health (REACH)
  • Supervise MPH-Health Promotion Practicum Students


  1. South Asian Adolescent Diabetes Awareness Program (SAADAP). For more information please visit: SAADAP
  2. Sri Lankan and Migrants Diabetes Study. For more information please visit: SLMDS
  3. A Pilot Examination of a Mosque-Based Physical Activity Intervention for South Asian Muslim Women in Ontario, Canada.  For more information please visit: Mosque-Based Exercise Programs


  1. Banerjee, A.T., Shah, B. Differences in Prevalence of Diabetes among Immigrants from South Asian Countries. (2018).  Diabetic Medicine,35(7), 937-943.
  2. Abdulwasi, M., Bhardwaj, M., Nakamura, Y., Zawi, M., Price, J., Harvey, P., & Banerjee, A.T. An Ecological Exploration of Facilitators to Participation in a Mosque-Based Physical Activity Program for South Asian Muslim Women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2017-0312. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Banerjee, A.T., Zawi M., Landry M., Childerhose, D., Stephens, N., Shafique, A., & Price, J. (2017). A Pilot Examination of a Mosque-Based Physical Activity Intervention for South Asian Muslim Women in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 19(2), 349-357.
  4. Banerjee, A.T., Strachan, P., Boyle, M., Anand, S., & Oremus, M. (2015). Factors To Facilitate The Implementation Of Church-Based Health Promotion Programs in Canada: A Qualitative Study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 29(6), 365-373.


  • Assistant Professor (non-budget cross-appointment), Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto