School of Population and Public Health

The School of Population and Public Health brings together outstanding students and faculty in a collaborative and innovative learning environment dedicated to the development of public health in Canada.

Part of the Faculty of the Medicine, the School focuses on training researchers and practitioners in the field of public health, preparing future leaders who will shape health care systems in Canada and globally. We offer a wide range of programs for students from varied backgrounds and career goals.

SPPH graduates secure senior roles in professional and academic settings, including positions in government, hospitals, acute and long-term care, rehabilitation, policy planning and analysis and health agencies. Many also go on to become clinicians and researchers, generating new knowledge and translating it into action to improve and sustain the health of the population.

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Anis, Aslam cost effectiveness of AIDS treatments; drug assessments – pharmacoeconomics; health care economics; health regulations, Health economics, rhematoid arthritis, biologic therapies
Bansback, Nick inform policies and practices in health through the application of
Bartlett, Karen Hastings Indoor air quality, bioaerosol exposures in work and community environments, particularly in rural or agricultural settings
Black, Charlyn Health Care Organization, Health Information Systems, Health services research, Quality, effectiveness and outcomes of health care, Health information systems, Research and policy, Knowledge translation, Population health
Brauer, Michael Environmental Health, Community Health / Public Health, air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology, remote sensing
Brussoni, Mariana injury prevention, accident prevention, fathering, risk-taking
Bryan, Stirling Economics of health care, policy, from UK
Burgess, Michael Philosophy and social sciences, ethics and social policy in the areas of genomics, genetics and biotechnology (health, agriculture and environment)
Buxton, Jane Epidemiology, harm reduction
Cox, Susan Applied Ethics, Interpersonal Communication, Community Health / Public Health, Genetics and Ethics, Learning and Development Approaches, Health Promotion, narratives of health and illness, grief, loss, death and dying, research ethics/ethics in research, arts and health education, arts and healing, arts-based approaches to research
Davies, Hugh William Occupational Health, Noise and Chrnoic Disease
Dummer, Trevor health geography, cancer prevention, environmental exposures, health inequalities, geographic information science, obesity, risk factors, Environmental epidemiology and environment and health interactions, with specific emphasis on cancer etiology and cancer prevention
Elango, Rajavel Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition
Frank, Erica Preventive medicine, Free accredited education
Frank, Lawrence health and environmental impacts of transportation and urban planning (land use) decisions. transportation, transit, public health, sustainability, sprawl, neighbourhood walkability, physical activity, urban planning, Sustainable transportation
Fraser, David Welfare of animals on farms, animal ethics, animal behaviour, Animal welfare, innovations in animal housing and management, practical and cultural dimensions of applying ethics to animal issues
Gardy, Jennifer Genomics, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis, Outbreaks
Gotay, Carolyn Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Health Promotion, Cancer prevention, behaviour change, chronic disease risk reduction
Himsworth, Chelsea ecology of infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, diseases involving free-ranging wildlife.
Ho, Anita Human right issues, cross-cultural ethics, health-care access and disparity, professional-patient relationship, minority care experience, decision-making models, and various concepts of autonomy
Janssen, Patricia Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Social Determinants of Health, Perinatal Period, Gestation / Parturition, maternal child health, health of marginalized women , mobile health for pregnancy and parenting
Karim, Ehsan Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Statistics and Probabilities, Data mining, Parametric and Non-Parametric Inference, Community Health / Public Health, Model Building, Computer Science and Statistics, Causal Inference, Biostatistics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Data science, Survey sampling
Kassam, Rosemin global health, access and use of medicines and health services among vulnerable populations, community readiness, improving patient/client self-efficacy to engage effectively in their health care processes and decision-making, implementation and evaluation of patient care and health promotion programs, and capacity building of current and future frontline health professionals
Kazanjian, Arminee Cancer Survivorship, Knowledge Exchange and, Translation, Psychosocial oncology, Palliative care in cross-cultural context, Vulnerable populations, including women
Koehoorn, Mieke Occupational health, injury, compensation policies, Worksafe BC, Gender Work and Health
Kopec, Jacek Andrzej Epidemiology, Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis
Law, Michael Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Policies, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Pharmaceutical policy, Program evaluation, Observational studies, Global Health, Health Policy
Lovato, Chris Health promotion, population health and program evaluation, impact of health programs and policies, particularly in the areas of cancer prevention and health services
MacNab, Ying Bayesian paradigm, foundations of statistics, space-time statistics, structured statistical models, taxonomic models, item response theory, inductive reasoning, Bayesian burden of disease methodology, Geometics, Health service and population health geoinformation system, and meta-data innovation in medical and health research
Manges, Amee Epidemiology, Molecular epidemiology, Public health
Masse, Louise Obesity, Health Promotion, Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification
McGrail, Kimberlyn aging and health care services use; health care costs; health care financing; primary care; health care policy, Variations in health care services use across patients, providers and regions, and their relationship to population health, Aging and the use of health and social services, Personal, economic, and social factors that produce health at an individual and population level, and the role of the health care system in that process
McLeod, Christopher occupational heath and the social epidemiology of the working life course.
Mitton, Craig Health Policies, Health care resource allocation
Morgan, Steven George Health Policies, Access to medicines, Pharmacare, Pharmaceutical pricing, Prescribing appropriateness
Murphy, Rachel Nutrition, Nutrition and Cancer, Community Health / Public Health, Obesity, Nutrition, Cancer prevention, Obesity, Aging
Naus, Monika Communicable disease outbreak, control, vaccine, immunization, tuberculosis
Oberlander, Timothy Population epidemiological studies that characterize neurodevelopmental pathways that reflect risk, resiliency and developmental plasticity
Ogilvie, Gina Sexually transmitted infections, human papillomavirus, HIV in women and care for marginalized populations
Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia public health and substance use, with a focus on testing alternative approaches to expand and diversify the treatments offered; treatment needs of patients
Patrick, David Antibiotics and Resistance, Pharmacoepidemiology, Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases, Responding to the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance at Population Level
Regier, Dean Economical Analysis Methods, Pharmacoeconomics, Health Care Technologies, Health Policies, Health economics, Preference elicitation, Mixed methods, Econometrics, Qualitative research, Discrete choice experiment, Shared decision making, Economic evaluation
Richardson, Chris Epidemiology, adolescent health, substance use, psycho-social functioning , measurement
Schechter, Martin HIV/AIDS
Shoveller, Jean The social contexts of youth health inequities, Youth sexual health, The impact of gender, culture and/or place on youth health, Intervention research to promote health equity
Silver, David Ethics
Singer, Joel Clinical trial methodology and clinical trials in HIV/AIDS
Sobolev, Boris Health care, access, epidemiology, biostatistics, registries, simulation, policy evaluation, Methodology for analysis of waiting times, risk of adverse events while awaiting elective surgery, and the use of simulation experiments in policy evaluation
Spiegel, Jerry Global health, International health, environmental health, Cuba, Latin America, Effects of globalization on health, ecosystem approaches to human health, understanding and addressing influences of physical and social environments on health, global health and human security, the economic evaluation of interventions, and health and equity in Latin America
Spinelli, John cancer prevention, risk factors, biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, cancer and the environment, pesticides and cancer, etiology of lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia, etiology of breast cancer, Identification of environmental and genetic risk factors for cancer and in the interaction between genes and the environment, lymphoma

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