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Faculty Member

Antony Chum PhD

Email Address(es)
achum(at), antony.chum(at)
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

I received my PhD in Health Geography from the University of Toronto (2012), and completed postdoctoral fellowships at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto (2014) and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK (2016) in social epidemiology and implementation science.

Drawing on the disciplines of social epidemiology, human geography, geospatial analytics, and computer science, my research centres on understanding social and built environmental determinants of health and developing strategies to build healthier cities and communities, especially for marginalized communities such as the homeless, low-income, ethnic minorities, and LGBT+ people. My research approach combines population health data sciences (“big data” analysis) and the application of rigorous social theories (e.g. intersectionality, social ecological theory, minority stress theory, etc.) to investigate social determinants of health and to evaluate interventions aimed at eliminating health disparities.

I am the principal investigator in a number of Tri-council (SSHRC and CIHR funded) projects including:

CIHR Project Grant: Evaluating the impact of recreational cannabis legalization on acute care outcomes

SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Understanding disparities in substance ­use related crisis across sexual orientations in Canada

SSHRC Insight Grant: Investigating the social determinants of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual mental health in Canada

CIHR project grant: Suicide-Related Behaviours of Lesbians, Gay, and Bisexual individuals in Ontario: Investigating the Socio-Environmental Determinants of Risk and Care using Linked Longitudinal Population-Based Data