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Meet our Master in Epidemiology students!

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

MSc '18

Barbara Bielawska

Educational Background:  BScH Biomedical Science, University of Ottawa; Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University
Supervisor:  Helen Ouelette-Kuntz
Thesis Title:  Severe Nutritional Complications after Bariatric Surgery

Chloe Chow

Educational Background:  BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Anita Koushik
Thesis Title:
  The Determinants of Physical Activity among Ovarian Cancer Patients

Priyanka Gogna

Educational Background:  Honours BA Anthropology, McMaster University
Supervisor:  Will King
Thesis Title:  The Influence of Environmental Risk Factors of Colorectal Cancer and Gene-Environment Interactions on LINE-1 DNA Methylation

Zhen Guan

Educational Background:  BSc Preventative Medicine and Public Health, Lanzhou University
Supervisor:  Patti Groome
Thesis Title:  Colorectal Cancer Diagnostic Pathways:  How do they Vary and are those Variations Associated with the Diagnostic Interval Length? 

Mara Habash   

Educational Background:  BScH Psychology, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Bart Harvey
Thesis Title:  Prevalence and area-level risk factors for chlamydia in the Kingston population: application of a GIS system

Alexandria Melvin

Educational Background:  BA Psychology, Carleton University; Graduate Diploma Population Health Risk Assessment and Management, University of  Ottawa
Supervisor:  Heather Stuart
Thesis Title:  Depression Severity, Stigma Expectations, and Mental Health Treatment-Seeking Behaviours in a Canadian Sample

Shahryar Qayyum

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences with a Minor in Psychology, University of Ottawa,
Supervisors:  Harriet Richardson, Anna Majury
Thesis Title:  A Review of Microbial Indicators of Drinking Water Quality in Southern Ontario in the Context of Waterborne Pathogens

Ahmad Rahim

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Supervisors:  Joan Tranmer, Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title:  The Association Between Shift Work and Incidence of Hypertension in Working Adults and the Potential Mediating Effect of Psychological Work Stress and Poor Sleep Quality

Catherine Spagnuolo

 Educational Background:  BScH, York University
Supervisor:  William Pickett
Thesis Title: 
Distance to Specialist Care, Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Injury in Rural Saskatchewan

Sony Subedi

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Supervisor:  Colleen Davison, Susan Bartels
Thesis Title:  Maltreatment Experienced by Haitian Children Before and After the 2010 Earthquake

Mina Tohidi

Educational Background:  Honours Bachelor Of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University
Supervisors:  Patti Groome, Steve Mann
Thesis Title:  Comparative Effectiveness of Hemiarthroplasty Versus Total Hip Replacement for Femoral Neck Fracture: Propensity-Score Matched Cohort Study

Sharon Yeung

Educational Background:  BScH Global Health Specialization, McMaster University; MD/MSc Program, Queen's University (current)
Supervisors:  Heather Castleden, Mark Rosenberg
Thesis Title:  Honouring our strengths:  An exploration of contextual factors associated with positive health outcomes in Indigenous communities in Canada.

MSc '17

Sean Bai

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2015. 
Supervisor: Harriet Richardson 
and Philip Lazarus
Thesis Title: IGF-1, IGF pathway genes and breast density

Mariam Bakshi​

Educational BackgroundBSc (Psychology), York University 2014.
Supervisor: Will Pickett
Thesis Title: A Study of Mental Health Within Canadian Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Relationship with Physical Activity

​Jessy Donelle

Educational Background: BSc (Statistics), St. Francis Xavier University 2012. 
Supervisor: Susan Brogly and Paul Peng 
Thesis Title: The Effect of Prescription Medication Exposure on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 

Nicole Haywood

Educational Background: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 2014. 
Supervisor: Mark Rosenberg and Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: How do physical activity and sleep quality impact self-reported health status in the elderly?

Braden Knight

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2015.
Supervisor: Harriet Richardson and Philip Lazarus 
Thesis Title: Exemestane metabolites, genetic markers and their association with toxicities in the vasomotor domain, in postmenopausal women participating on the MAP.3 Prevention Trial

Lisa Leung

Educational Background: BSc (Environmental Science), Queen's University 2015.
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson and Anita Koushik (Universite de Montreal)
Thesis Title: Shift work patterns, chronotype and ovarian cancer risk

Yingyi Lin

Educational Background: Bachelor of Preventive Medicine, Southern Medical University, China 2015. 
Supervisor: Ian Janssen 
Thesis Title: Bi-directional associations between active outdoor play and sleep among 10 to 13-year-old children 

Meaghan Mavor

Educational Background: BA (Psychology), Carleton University 2015. BSc (Biology and Psychology), McMaster University 2013. 
Supervisor: Tim Hanna and Harriet Richardson 
Thesis Title: A Population-based Study of Factors Associated with Advanced Stage Cutaneous Melanoma in Ontario

Caroline Piccininni 

Educational Background: BSc (Physiology and Pharmacology), University of Western Ontario 2015
Supervisor: Will Pickett
Thesis Title: The role of nature in the emotional health of Canadian adolescents 

Arlanna Pugh 

Educational Background: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 2015. 
Supervisor: Heather Castleden and Colleen Davison 
Thesis Title: Canadian Aboriginal Access and Use of Palliative Care Services in Rural and Remote Settings 

Jennifer Ritonja

Educational Background: BSc (Life and Health Sciences), Carleton University 2015. 
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson and Joan Tranmer

Simran Sandhu 

Educational Background: BSc (Health Sciences), University of Ottawa 2015. 
Supervisor: Kristan Aronson 
Thesis Title: 
Ovarian Cancer Risk Associated with Caffeinated Beverage Consumption 

Robert Talarico 

Educational Background: BSc (Kinesiology and Health Science), York University 2015.
Supervisor: Ian Janssen
Thesis Title: Unravelling the compositional effects of time spent in sleep, sedentary behaviour and physical activity on cardiovascular risk factors among children

Lyndsey Telega 

Educational Background: BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2015. 
Supervisor: Heather Stuart
Thesis Title: Occupational prestige, workplace stigma, and mental health care seeking 

Clive Velkers 

Educational Background: Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa 2015. 
Supervisor: Dallas Seitz and Heather Stuart 
Thesis Title: Surgery, Anesthesia and Risk of Developing Dementia among Elderly 

Hunter Warden

Educational Background: BSc (Chemistry), Dalhousie University 2013. 
Supervisor: Harriet Richardson and Vikki Ho
Thesis Title: An investigation into occupational exposure to monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and lung cancer outcome 

Gillian Williams 

Educational Background: BSc (Health Studies), University of Waterloo 2014. 
Supervisor: Ian Janssen
Thesis Title: Children's active transportation to school and other destinations 

MSc '16

Peter Beliveau

Educational Background: Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 2011. BSc (Life Sciences), Queen's University 2007
Supervisors: Simon French and Michael McIsaac
Thesis Title: Identifying evidence-practice gaps in the chiropractic profession when recommending weight loss strategies to patients who are overweight or obese  

David Boren

Educational Background: BSc (Biology/Chemistry), University of North Carolina, USA 2005 
Supervisors: Harriet Richardson and Will King
Thesis Title: Insulin-like growth-I and breast density in postmenopausal women: a nested cohort study within a breast cancer chemoprevention trial 

MSc '15

Jatinderpreet Singh

Educational Background: MSc (Biomedical & Chemical Engineering), University of Toronto 2008. BSc (Chemical Engineering), University of Toronto 2005
Supervisor: Michael Green and Simone Dahrouge
Thesis Title: Impact of Patient Rostering and Physician Payment Model on Access to Primary Care

Part Time

Chad McClintock

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), University of Saskatchewan 2003
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Brian Milne
Thesis Title: Pulmonary Artery Catheterization,
Transesophageal Echocardiography and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Ontario

Cara Reimer

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), University of Saskatchewan 2003
Supervisors: Linda Levesque and Brian Milne
Thesis Title: Pulmonary Artery Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Ontario

Senthuran Tharmalingam

Educational Background: MD (Medicine), McGill University 2011
Supervisors: Sulaiman Nanji and Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Thesis Title: Gallbladder cancer: A population-based analysis of surgical practice patterns and outcomes