Ananya Tina Banerjee PhD
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 as a settler.
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. The focus of my equity-driven public health research exemplifies my commitment to providing a strong foundation in methodology guided by principles of the socio-ecological framework, anti-oppression, intersectionality, community-based participatory research and cultural safety. For more information please visit the South Asian Health Research Hub.
EDUCATION & TRAINING HISTORY
- 2016-2018 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
PRIMARY TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervise MPH-Health Promotion Practicum Students
CURRENT LED RESEARCH PROJECTS AS PRINCIPLE INVESTAGOR
- South Asian Adolescent Diabetes Awareness Program (SAADAP) funded by the Lawson Foundation and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
- Sri Lankan Migration and Diabetes Study funded by SSHRC.
- Banerjee, A.T., Shah, B. Differences in Prevalence of Diabetes among Immigrants from South Asian Countries. (2018). Diabetic Medicine,35(7), 937-943.
- 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]
- 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.
- 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.
OTHER APPPOINTMENTS & AFFILIATIONS
- Assistant Professor (non-budget cross-appointment), Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto