Interim VP of Research, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Insitute
As a social epidemiologist, I have conducted a number of longitudinal and cross-sectional studies in the areas of the social determinants of adult mental health, intimate partner violence, children’s well-being (such as youth violence or school readiness and perinatal health), as well as clinic and community based evaluations of programs concerning smoking cessation, prevention of perinatal transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, prevention of infant mortality and homelessness. I have focused on methods development as part of my research, including application of multilevel modeling to understand residential and workplace contexts on women’s and children’s health, the application of concept mapping to increase understanding of how residential neighborhoods influence well-being and on the development of monitoring methods for rare health events in small geographic areas.
Affiliations and Other Activities:
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health