PhDs Go Public, Event 5: Health and People

Date & Time

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

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How can research contribute to societal health? In the fifth event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, join us as five doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about how their research into matters of health may lead to healthier societies.


Katherine McLeod (School of Population and Public Health) works with the provincial authorities to evaluate the impact of the recent transfer of health services in correctional facilities from the Ministry of Public Safety to the Ministry of Health.

Sina Fazelpour (Philosophy) combines research in philosophy, psychology, and artificial intelligence to understand how people decide whether an imagined, ‘counterfactual’ possibility is a plausible one.

Tebogo Thandie Leepile (Land and Food Systems) aims to assess the level of household food security and nutrition status of the women of reproductive age and young children of the indigenous San people in Botswana.

Sharon Provost (Interdisciplinary Studies) will use a realist approach to evaluate the BC Healthcare violence prevention education program to assess whether, and for whom, it works.

Bushra Mahmood (Experimental Medicine) is exploring the influence of social norms, culture, and religion on physical activity in Muslim South Asian women.

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