Department of Public Health Sciences

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Public Health Sciences

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Public Health Sciences

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Meet our Master of Epidemiology specializing in Biostatistics students!


Please click on the drop-downs below to find information on current students and alumni. The information provided includes: supervisor(s), theses titles, educational background, and positions after graduation.

Current Students

Kerelos Eisa

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Michael McIsaac
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Patrick Norman

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor of Science, Major Life Sciences, Minor Math, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Bingshu Chen
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Arany Theivendram

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry (Co-op) and Human Biology, University of Toronto
Supervisor:  Michael McIsaac
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Tianyi (Selena) Shao

Educational Background:  Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of British Columbia
Supervisor:  Paul Peng
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Jessica Pudwell 

Educational Background:  MPH, University of Toronto; BSc Bio-Medical Science, University of Guelph
Supervisor:  Paul Peng
Project Title:  Cardiovascular Disease and Related Outcomes in the PE-NET Cohort at 10 Years Postpartum


Alumni

Tim Chisamore

Educational Background:  BSc Mathematics, Queen's University 2015
Supervisor: Keyue Ding, Paul Belanger
Project Title:  THE APPLICATION OF ABERRATION DETECTION METHODS TO COLD WEATHER INJURY AND A SPATIOTEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF INFLUENZA IN ONTARIO
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Andrew Dabbikeh

Educational Background:  BSc Biology, Ryerson University 2012
Supervisor:  Paul Peng
Project Title:  ASSESSMENT OF CHANGE IN SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS EFFECT ON CANCER SURVIVAL IN ONTARIO FROM 1993 – 2009
Position after Graduation:  Studied Analytics for Business Decision Making at George Brown College


Jenna Ellis

Educational Background:  BScH, Major in Life Sciences, Minor in Mathematics, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Dongsheng Tu
Project Title:  The Extended BIC as a Model Selection Criterion in the High-Dimensional Semiparametric Accelerated Failure Time Model
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Xinyi Ge

Educational Background:  BSc Finance, BSc 0 Information and Computing, Jilin University; MSc, Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China
Supervisor:  Dongsheng Tu
Project Title  Comparisons of Statistical Models for the Analysis of Longitudinal Quality of Life Data
Position after Graduation:  PhD Student, Queen's Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Research Group Probability and Statistics


Shane Golden

Educational Background:  BSc, Zoology, University of Guelph; MSc Psychology, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Bingshu Chen
Project Title:  Health economic analysis for selected CCTG clinical trials
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Laura Holder

Educational Background: BSc Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University 2014
Supervisors:  Michael McIsaac, William Pickett
Project Title:  MULTIPLE IMPUTATION IN COMPLEX SURVEY SETTINGS:COMPARISON OF METHODSWITHIN THE HEALTH BEHAVIOURIN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN STUDY
Position after Graduation:  Research Analyst, ICES Central

NianpingHu

Educational Background:  PhD Molecular Biology, Hunan Medical University, China 1999
Supervisors:  Keyue Ding, Judy-Anne Chapman
Project Title:  THE COMPARISON OF LOG-NORMAL WITH COX MODEL ESTIMATES FOR THEADJUVANT COLON CANCER ENDPOINTS (ACCENT) DATABASES
Position after Graduation:  Statistician: Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburg


Anjali Kulkarni​

Educational Background:  BSc, Major Mathematics, Minor Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph 2010
Supervisors:  Paul Peng, Wenyu Jiang
Project Title:  ASSESSMENT OF PREDICTIVE ACCURACY OFMIXTURE CURE MODELS
Position after Graduation: Medical Student:  University of Toronto


Wenbin Li

Educational Background:  PhD Crop Genetics and Breeding, South China University of Tropical Agriculture 2000
Supervisor:  Bingshu Chen
Place of Practicum:  NCIC CLINICAL TRIALS GROUP
Position after Graduation:  Research Analyst; Saskatchewan Health Quality Council


Li Liu

Educational Background:  PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo 2009; PhD Chemical Physics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China, 2001; BSc Chemical Engineering, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China, 1992
Supervisor:  Keyue Ding
Project Title:  PREDICTIVE GENE SIGNATURE SELECTION FOR ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IN NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER PATIENTS
Position after Graduation:  Research Associate and Data Scientist: KFL&A Public Health


Hongbo Lui

Educational Background:  PhD Optical Networks, University of Ottawa 2007; MSc Engineering, Queen's University 2003
Supervisor:  Dongsheng Tu
Project Title:  STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR A RANDOMIZED PHASE II STUDY OF REOLYSIN FOR PATIENTS RECEIVING STANDARD WEEKLY PACLITAXEL THERAPY AS THERAPY FOR ADVANCED/METASTATIC BREAST CANCER
Position after Graduation:  SAS Programmer at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group


Diana Martins

Educational Background:  BSc, Major Life Sciences, Minor Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's 2010
Supervisor:  Judy-Anne Chapman
Project Title:  STATISTICALLY STANDARDIZED MEASURES OF ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE RECEPTORS (ER, PR), AND HER2 FOR PRIMARY ADJUVANT BREAST CANCER
Position after Graduation:  Statistician/Program; Chronic Disease and Pharmacotherapy Group at ICES Central


Lauren Paul

Educational Background: BSc Statistics, Queen's University 2015
Supervisors: Michael McIsaac, Ian Janssen
Project Title:  IMPUTATIONS OF ACCELEROMETER DATA FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MEASUREMENT: A COMPARISON OF METHODS WITH AN APPLICATION TO THE ACTIVE PLAY STUDY
Position after Graduation:  Research Coordinator, Public Health Ontario


Michael Reaume

Educational Background:  BScH, Quantitative Biology, McGill University
Supervisor:  Michael McIsaac
Project Title:  Natural Direct and Indirect Effects for Survival Outcomes in a Complex Survey Setting
Position after Graduation:  Medical Student, University of Ottawa


Elizabeth Stankiewicz

Educational Background:  BScH, Major in Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry
Supervisor:  Michael McIsaac, Helene Ouellette-Kuntz
Project Title:  Mortality among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: patterns in mortality and the additive predictive accuracy of using the RAIHC frailty marker
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Jia Wang

Educational Background:  MScBiology, University of Toronto 2009; BSc Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China 2006
Supervisor:  Bingshu Chen
Project Title:  JOINT MODELING OF BINARY RESPONSE AND SURVIVAL DATA IN CLINICAL TRIALS
Position after Graduation:  Biostatistician; Population Health Research Institute


Brianne Wood

Educational Background:  BSc Mathematics, Queen's 2010
Supervisor:  Dongsheng Tu
Place of Practicum:  ONTARIO HEALTH STUDY
Position after Graduation:  Scientific Officer, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital​


Xin Yao

Educational Background:  BSc Biochemistry, Queen's University 2013.
Supervisors:  Bingshu Chen, Wenyu Jiang
​Project Title:  TESTING CLUSTER-LEVEL RANDOM EFFECT IN JOINT MODELS OF CLINICAL TRIAL DATA​