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Alexandra Blair
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Arjumand Siddiqi PhD Public Health and Epidemiology, Université de Montréal
MSc Psychiatry, McGill UniversityA former Vanier scholar, Dr. Alexandra Blair’s interests are in social epidemiology, health equity, and policy evaluation. She completed a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology at the Université de Montréal and an MSc in Psychiatry, with specialization in psychiatric epidemiology, from McGill University. Her postdoctoral work explores the social determinants of substance use, Deaths of Despair and related syndemics in Canada. Having worked with the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and most recently with the Montreal Regional Public Health Office during the COVID-19 pandemic, she is particularly interested in studying the health equity impacts of health and social policies. Her recent work explores COVID-19 prevention and control efforts within prisons in Canada.Google scholar:

Stacey Fisher

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Laura Rosella PhD Epidemiology – University of Ottawa
MSc Epidemiology – University of Alberta
BSc Cell Biology – University of AlbertaDr. Stacey Fisher is a post-doctoral fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Public Health Ontario, supported by a CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship in equitable artificial intelligence (AI). She is also a postgraduate affiliate with the Vector Institute. Her research interests include population health, chronic disease prevention, the development of predictive risk algorithms, and the application of machine learning methods to public health. Her post-doctoral work involves supporting Public Health Ontario and public health units in building capacity for AI, developing population risk prediction models for chronic disease using machine learning methods and evaluating their utility to inform public health activities.Google scholar:

Tess Lanzarotta

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Anne-Emanuelle Birn BA, McGill University
MA, McGill University
PhD, Yale UniversityTess is a historian of science, medicine, and technology whose work focuses on the relationships between Indigenous communities and researchers — biomedical, public health, and anthropological. Her current book project focuses on biomedical research and public health in Cold War Alaska. At the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, she is developing a new project on the role of Indigenous communities, particular in the circumpolar regions, in shaping Global Health knowledge, policies, and

Kinnon Ross MacKinnon

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Daniel Grace BA (gender studies & history)
BSW, MSW, PhD (public health sciences)Dr. Kinnon Ross MacKinnon is a community-engaged researcher who is curious about the social world, and how health and social care systems are organized. Stemming from interdisciplinary training in public health and social work, his research seeks to understand and respond to gaps in health and social services, emphasizing equity for LGBTQ2 people. As a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research, Kinnon is working alongside Dr. Daniel Grace on the GetCheckedOnline Ontario Contexts Study. This is a CIHR-funded project that uses institutional ethnography to investigate how the structural landscape in Ontario shapes the possibilties for digital STI testing for gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men. Kinnon’s broad research interests include the social and structural determinants of healthcare, sociology of healthcare, and health professions education. In January 2021 he begins a new role as assistant professor in the School of Social Work at York University.

Megan McGee

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Laura Rosella Bachelor of Arts and Science, BASc, McGill
Master of Science, MSc, uOttawa
Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, UofTDr. Meghan McGee is a CIHR Health System Impact Fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and a data scientist within the Health AI team at Deloitte Canada. Meghan helps clients in the health and life sciences sector leverage AI tools and techniques to improve the health of their patients and populations. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in clinical and health science research, statistical analysis, and AI methodologies. She completed her PhD in collaboration with The Hospital for Sick Children to develop obesity reduction strategies for children born preterm. Meghan is a science communicator and actively promotes the importance of translation research.YouTube:
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Arthur McLuhan

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Flora Matheson Ph.D., Sociology, McMaster University
M.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo
B.A., Sociology, University of WaterlooArthur McLuhan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. He also serves as the Chair of the Theory Division in the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Broadly, his work emphasizes the study of generic social processes and patterns and engages the areas of sociological theory and research methods; self, identity, and culture; and social problems and moral regulation.

Sharifa Nasreen

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Jeff Kwong

Shaza Fadel

PhD (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
MPH (Master of Public Health)
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)Dr. Sharifa Nasreen is a medical epidemiologist with more than 10 years public health research experience in low and high-income countries. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. In her current postdoctoral work, she is studying the burden of pneumococcal diseases and vaccine effectiveness. Her research interests include epidemiology of infectious diseases, including vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine effectiveness and child health.Google Scholar:

Segun Ogundele

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Erica DiRuggiero Ph.D. in Health Economics – Maastricht University, Netherlands
MSc Global Health – Maastricht University, Netherlands
MSc Demography – Southampton University, UKDr. Segun Ogundele is a Postdoctoral fellow in Implementation Science at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Broadly, his research seeks to understand what will work in policy implementation, for who and under what contexts health strategies can be promoted. His research interests include global policy agenda-setting for health, health systems strengthening, population health (policies and outcomes), access to health care, and social determinants of health and related inequalities.

Katherine Rudzinski

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Carol Strike Dr. Katherine Rudzinski (HBA, MA, PhD) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She currently holds a Mitacs Elevate Fellowship in partnership with Casey House Foundation. Katherine has 12+ years of experience working with marginalized individuals who use drugs in a variety of research projects and contexts. She has expertise in resilience research, social theory, addictions, gender and public health studies, and qualitative methods. Her current research examines the challenges and opportunities of providing harm reduction programs and services in a clinical care setting for people living with HIV/AIDS who use drugs.

Johanna Sanchez

Johanna Sanchez

Denice Feig PhD (Global Health and Epidemiology), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
MIPH (Master of International Public Health), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
HBSc (Honours Bachelor of Science), University of Toronto, St. George, TorontoDr. Johanna Sanchez is a postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University. Her research interests include investigating early child growth in vulnerable populations as well as enteric infection and the effect on health outcomes, particularly in the area of water, hygiene and sanitation. Her research at DLSPH focuses on child growth in children of women with type 2 diabetes.

Divya Sharma

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Wei Xu Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Computer Science
Master of Technology (MTech) in Information Communication Technologies
Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) in Computer ScienceDr. Divya Sharma has a PhD degree in Computer Science, with a specialisation in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. As a postdoctoral fellow at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, she is applying her expertise in advanced machine learning techniques, to combine human and artificial intelligence for solving important problems in the area of Health Research. Her postdoctoral research deals with developing novel neural network models in the area of disease prediction using microbiome data, under the supervision of Dr. Wei Xu (Princess Margaret Hospital) and Dr. Andrew D. Paterson (The Hospital of Sick Kids). She is also working with Dr. Claudia dos Santos’s group at St. Michael’s Hospital to identify distinct sub-phenotypes in sepsis and septic shock patients using machine learning tools. She aims to extend her research to medical image analysis along with genomic data analysis to aid interdisciplinary research in the areas of Computer Science and Health Research.

Mostafa Shokoohi

Twitter: @ShokoohiM

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Lori Ross Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Computer Science
Epidemiology (MSc)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Ph.D.)Dr. Shokoohi is a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. His research focuses on reducing disparities in health, clinical, social and behavioural outcomes among individuals living with HIV, as well as socially marginalized populations. Central to this focus is his consideration of how risk factors at multilevel of individual/behavioural, interpersonal, community, social, and structural/environmental influence care and treatment (e.g., the cascade of care), preventive care (e.g., harm reduction programs), access to health care, and quality of life. He completed his Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, Ontario, focusing on social and behavioural determinants of health among women living with HIV using the largest cohort of HIV among women in Canada (CHIWOS). His ongoing CIHR-Funded Postdoctoral research concentrates on multimorbidities, both physical and mental health outcomes, and mortality among Canadian sexual minorities. He is interested in focusing on novel theoretical, methodological, epidemiological and statistical approaches to health behaviours and health outcomes across the HIV care cascade and HIV prevention programs.Google Scholar:

Diya Uberoi

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Lisa Forman

Dr. Uberoi (J.D., MPhil, LLM, PhD) is an international human rights lawyer and scholar with experience working with different international and national organizations looking into the protection of the right to health. Her research looks into accountability for health, especially with respect to the role national courts play in enforcing the right to health.


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