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JUDITH APONDI ODHIAMBO – October 15, 2021

Friday, October 15th, 2021
2:00 pm ET
Remotely

Legislation of Structural Violence, Inequities, and Social Injustices? An Institutional Ethnography of the Social Organization of HIV Healthcare and Treatment for African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) People Living with HIV in Canada

Committee:
Exam Chair: Lothar Lilge
Supervisor: Daniel Grace
External Examiner: Henry Parada
Voting Members: Patricia O’Campo, LaRon Nelson, Charmaine Williams
Non-voting Member: Lisa Forman

SUDIPTA SAHA – September 30, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021
9:00 am ET
Remotely

Causal Inference Methods for Secondary Analysis of Randomized Screening Trials

Committee:
Exam Chair: Paul Grootendorst
Supervisor: Olli Saarela
External Examiner: Russell Steele
Voting Members: Wendy Lou, Zhihui (Amy) Liu, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Laurent Briollais

MARIANA FERRAZ DUARTE – September 22, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:00 pm ET
Remotely

The struggle for urban resources in Sao Paulo, Brazil: How can the housing movement tackle urban health inequities?

Committee:
Exam Chair: Jean Chen
Supervisor: Arjumand Siddiqi
External Examiner: Patricia Perkins
Voting Members: Denise Gastaldo, Josephine Wong, Erica Di Ruggiero

LAURA ALISON WARREN – September 3, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021
1:00 pm ET
Remotely

Ageing Among Off-Reserve Indigenous Populations in Canada

Committee:
Exam Chair: Sandy Smith
Supervisors: Laura Rosella, Jennifer Walker
External Examiner: Sylvia Abonyi
Voting Members: Jennifer Brooks
Qualified Observer: Elder John Sawyer

REBECCA BARRY – September 1, 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
1:00pm ET
Remotely

Help-Seeking Behaviours, Access to Care and Suicide among Rural and Urban Populations in Ontario, Canada

Committee:
Exam Chair: Peter McPherson
Supervisors: Jurgen Rehm, Paul Kurdyak
External Examiner: James Bolton
Voting Members: John McLaughlin

SHAHRIAR SHAMS – August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
10:00am ET
Remotely

Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in the Measurement of Health Utilities

Committee:
Exam Chair: Cari Whyne
Supervisor: Eleanor Pullenayegum
External Examiner: Samer Kharroubi
Voting Members: Michael Escobar, Petros Pechlivanoglou, Anna Heath, George Tomlinson

VICTORIA BLACKWELL-HARDIE – August 24, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
11:00am
Remotely

Community Conceptualizations of Women’s Everyday Mental Distress: The Importance of Social Contexts, Power and Agency in Shaping Women’s Distress Experiences in Eldoret, Kenya

Committee:
Exam Chair: Helene Wagner
Supervisor: Lisa Forman
External Examiner: Rochelle Burgess
Voting Members: Donald Cole, Brenda Gladstone, Haley Hamilton
Non-voting Member: Ted Myers

LAILA RAHMAN – July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021
10am ET
Remotely

Troubling Intersections: Physical Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Bangladesh

Committee:
Exam Chair: Haley Wyatt
Supervisor: Gillian Einstein
External Examiner: Michelle Hindin
Voting Members: Patricia O’Campo, Janice Du Mont, Suzanne Sicchia

JANNAH MARGARET WIGLE – July 28, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
10am ET
Remotely

“No one can decide for us…the solutions are within us”: Rhetoric and Reality of Youth Participation and Power in Sexual and Reproductive Health Decision-Making in Malawi

Committee:
Exam Chair: Marie-Josee Fortin
Supervisor: Anne-Emanuelle Birn
External Examiner: Claudia Mitchell
Voting Members: Brenda Gladstone, Paula Braitstein, Erica Di Ruggiero

DANIELLE JACOBSON – July 23, 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021
12:00 pm ET
Remotely

An Institutional Ethnography of the Social Relations that Shape Reproductive Health Care Experiences for Women with Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting/Circumcision (FGC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Committee:
Exam Chair: Scott Gray-Owen
Supervisors: Gillian Einstein, Daniel Grace
External Examiner: Crista Johnson-Agbakwu
Voting Members: Janice Boddy, Suzanne Sicchia

KALEEN HAYES – June 22, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
8:00 am ET
Remotely

Understanding Patterns and Estimating Relative Effects of Long-term Bisphosphonate Therapy and Drug Holidays

Committee:
Exam Chair: Robert Macgregor
Supervisor: Suzanne Cadarette
External Examiner: Richard Eastell
Voting Members: Kevin Brown, Angela Cheung, Susan Bronskill
Non-voting Member: David Juurlink

KUAN LIU – June 14, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021
1:00 pm ET
Remotely

Bayesian Causal Inference with Longitudinal Data

Committee:
Exam Chair: Martha Brown
Supervisor: Eleanor Pullenayegum
External Examiner: Lawrence McCandless
Voting Members: Olli Saarela, George Tomlinson, Aya Mitani

JENNIFER GILLIS – June 3, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021
6:00 pm ET
Remotely

Secondary Prevention of Anal Cancer in Men Living with HIV: Acceptability and Suitability of Anal Cancer Screening by Anal Pap Cytology and HPV DNA Type Testing

Committee:
Exam Chair: Brian Silverman
Supervisors: Ann Burchell, Janet Raboud
External Examiner: David Templeton
Voting Members: Aisha Lofters, Laura Rosella
Non-voting Member: Olli Saarela

KATHRYN WIENS – May 19, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
1:00pm ET
Remotely

Healthcare Utilization among Adults with a History of Homelessness: The Distribution and Determinants of High-cost Use of the Healthcare System

Committee:
Exam Chair: Aaron Schimmer
Supervisor: Stephen Hwang
External Examiner: Margot Kushel
Voting Members: Laura Rosella, Paul Kurdyak, Brendan Smith

GARTHIKA NAVARANJAN – March 29, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021
10:00am EST
Remotely

Association Between Early Life Exposure to Phthalates and Organophosphate Esters and the Development of Childhood Asthma and Wheeze

Committee:
Exam Chair: Meena Andiappan
Supervisors: Miriam Diamond, Jeffrey Brook
External Examiner: Christopher Carlsten
Voting Members: Shelley Harris, Arthur Chan
Non-voting Member: Padmaja Subbarao

NAKIA LEE-FOON – March 23, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
10:00am EST
Remotely

Exploring the State of Sexual Health Literacy among Young Black Gay and Other Men who Have Sex with Other Men in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Committee:
Exam Chair: Catherine Sabiston
Supervisor: Daniel Grace
External Examiner: Patrick Sullivan
Voting Members: Carmen Logie, Arjumand Siddiqi, Lance McCready

JESSE ISADORA REISMAN JENKINSON – Friday, January 8, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021
2:00pm EST
Remotely

Contextualizing the Crisis in the Hospital Discharge Process for People Experiencing Homelessness in Toronto, Canada: “Danger and Opportunity”

Committee:
Exam Chair: Cynthia Hawkins
Supervisors: Erica Di Ruggiero, Stephen Hwang
External Examiner: Cheryl Forchuk
Voting Members: Carol Strike, Branka Agic

SAMANTHA WHITE – December 18, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020
1:00pm EST
Remotely

Opioid Abuse among Injection Drug Users and association with City-Level Prescription Opioid Dispensing Rates in Ontario

Committee:
Exam Chair: Jack Greenblatt
Supervisor: Susan Bondy
External Examiner: Thomas Nochajski
Voting Members: Brian Rush, Michelle Firestone, Robert Mann

ASTRID ESCRIG PINOL – December 15, 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
10:00am EST
Remotely

Salud, Dinero y Amor: Mexican Women and their Extended Families Confronting Precarity in a Canadian Agricultural Labour Migration Program

Committee:
Exam Chair: Spike Lee
Supervisors: Denise Gastaldo, Andrea Cortinois
External Examiner: Tanya Basok
Voting Members: Janet McLaughlin, Erica Di Ruggiero

TIFFANY FITZPATRICK – September 16, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
2:00 pm EST
Remotely

Severe RSV-related Illness Among Ontario Children: Using Population-based, Administrative Data to Comprehensively Identify High-risk Children and Evaluate Population Interventions

Committee:
Exam Chair: Caroline Fusco
Supervisors: David Fisman, Astrid Guttmann
External Examiner: Michael Jackson
Voting Members: Jeff Kwong, Upton Allen
Non-voting Member: Dayre McNally

JONATHAN KAI-HUN FAN – August 31, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020
10:00 am EST
Remotely

Age-related Differences in Work Outcomes: Developing a Better Understanding of Variations in Return-to-work, Wage-replacement and Retirement Outcomes using Better Methods and Data

Committee:
Exam Chair: Voula Kanelis
Supervisor: Peter Smith
External Examiner: Lauren Griffith
Voting Members: Monique Gignac, Anne Harris, Harry Shannon

CHI-DAN VICKY CHANG – August 26, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
10:00 am EST
Remotely

Investigating the Association between Iron and Breast Cancer Risk &
Factors Associated with Iron Status among Canadian Women

Committee:
Exam Chair: Peter M. Kotanen
Supervisor: Michelle Cotterchio
External Examiner: Christine Ambrosone
Voting Members: Susan Bondy, Joanne Kotsopoulos, John McLaughlin

ABDOOL SHAFAAZ YASSEEN – August 24, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020
10:00 am EST
Remotely

Viral Hepatitis among Immigrants: A Population-based Comparison Using Linked Laboratory and Health Administrative Data

Committee:
Exam Chair: Blair Armstrong
Supervisor: Jeff Kwong
External Examiner: Julie Bruneau
Voting Members: Rafal Kustra, Jordan Feld, Ann Burchell
Non-voting Members: Natasha Crowcroft, Liane MacDonald

NIDA MUSTAFA – August 20, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020
2:00 pm EST
Remotely

Lived Experiences of Chronic Pain among Immigrant Indian Women in Canada

Committee:
Exam Chair: Vinod Chandran
Supervisor: Gillian Einstein
External Examiner: Joan L. Bottorff
Voting Members: Judith Watt-Watson, Margaret MacNeill, Craig Dale

CHRISTINA YOUNG – August 4, 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
12:00 pm EST
Remotely

Constrained Care: Doula Practice and Hospital Birth

Committee:
Exam Chair: Craig Chambers
Supervisors: Peggy McDonough, Bonnie Fox
External Examiner: Cecilia Benoit
Voting Members: Agnieszka Kosny, Cynthia Cranford

ARMEND LOKKU – July 17, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020
12:00 pm EST
Remotely

Summary Measures for Quantifying the Extent of Visit Irregularity in Longitudinal Data

Committee:
Exam Chair: Bruce Pollock
Supervisor: Eleanor Pullenayegum
External Examiner: James Hanley
Voting Members: Olli Saarela, Wendy Lou, Rahim Moineddin, Charlie Keown-Stoneman

GOLDAMEIR ONEKA – June 26,2020

Friday, June 26, 2020
10:00 am EST
Remotely

Health in All Policies (HiAP): A Realist Multiple Explanatory Case Study Examining the Implementation of HiAP

Committee:
Exam Chair: Lawrence Sawchuck
Supervisor: Patricia O’Campo
External Examiner: Theodore F. Schrecker
Voting Members: Arjumand Siddiqi, Carles Muntaner, Erica Di Ruggeiro

NADIA FAZAL – June 15, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020
10:00 am EST
Remotely

Global Health Promotion and Arts Approaches in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo; Taking a Critical Social Science and Decolonial Perspective to Strengthening Community Action for Health.

Committee:
Exam Chair: Lisa Cranley
Supervisor: Donald Cole
External Examiner: Sarah Flicker
Voting Members: Suzanne Jackson, Paula Gardner, Stephanie Nixon

JOAN ELIZABETH EDWARDS – April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020
10:30 am EST
Remotely

Life After Colorectal Cancer: A Qualitative Study of Health and Illness Post-treatment

Committee:
Exam Chair: Irene Andrulis
Supervisor: Doris Howell
External Examiner: Parisa Safai
Voting Members: Jennifer Jones, Rinat Nissim, Fred Ashbury

GILLIAN KOLLA – March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020
4:00 pm EST
Remotely

Criminalization and Care: The Limits of a Public Health Approach to Addressing Drug Use

Committee:
Exam Chair: Jan Barnsley
Supervisor: Carol Strike
External Examiner: Carla Treloar
Voting Members: Jooyoung Lee, Maritt Kirst, Daniel Grace
Non-Voting Member: Patricia Erickson

ZIHANG LU – March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020
1:00 pm EST
Room 650, 155 College Street

Bayesian Growth Mixture Model for Clustering Longitudinal Data

Committee:
Exam Chair: Marla Sokolowski
Supervisors: Wendy Lou, Padmaja Subbarao
External Examiner: Joel Dubin
Voting Members: Michael Escobar, Olli Saarela, Wei Xu, Malcolm Binns
Non-Voting Member: Padmaja Subbarao

MOHSEN SOLTANIFAR – March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
2:00 pm EST
Room 650, 155 College Street

Stop Signal Reaction Times: New Estimations with Longitudinal, Bayesian and Time Series based Methods

Committee:
Exam Chair: Warren Lee
Supervisors: Michael Escobar, Annie Dupuis
External Examiner: Abbas Khalili
Voting Members: Wendy Lou, Rahim Moineddin

COREY McAULIFFE – March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
10:00 am EST
Room 109, 63 St. George Street

A Phenomenological Account of Women Graduate Students: The Lived Experience of Participating in Global Public Health Practice

Committee:
Exam Chair: Aviv Shachak
Supervisors: Daniel Sellen, Erica Di Ruggiero
External Examiner: Clare Barrington
Voting Members: Ross Upshur, Lori Ross

SHIRA TAYLOR – March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
1:00 pm EST
Room 109, 63, St. George Street

SExT: Sex Education by Theatre – Theatre as a Pedagogical Tool for Sexual Health Education in a Newcomer Priority Neighbourhood

Committee:
Exam Chair: Jacques Belik
Supervisor: Liviana Calzavara
External Examiner: Sarah Flicker
Voting Members: Rob Schwartz, Pia Kontos, Daniel Grace