Past Trainees

Jessica Beatty, MSc

MSc Clinical Epidemiology, School of Pubilc Health, University of Alberta
Date: February 2015
Thesis Title: Identifying Prognostic Factors for Poor Outcomes in Adults iwth Bacteremic Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Current Status: Research Assistant, Edmonton Musculoskeletal Centre

Karly Achtymichuk, MSc

MSc Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: August 2015
Thesis Title: Influenza Vaccination in Patients with Diabetes: Exploration of the Healthy User in Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
Current Status:  Pharmacist, Grey Nuns Hospital

 

Ahmed Abdelmoneim, PhD

PhD in Pharmacy, Faculty of  University of Alberta
Date: September 2015

Marni Armstrong, PhD

PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Calgary
Date: January 2015
Thesis Title:  Improving Access and Adherence to Exercise in People with Type 2 Diabetes
Current Status: Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

Nonsikelelo Mathe, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
December 2012 - December 2014
Research Area: Diabetes and Nutrition
Current Status:  Research Associate, Athabasca University

Bushra Khokhar, BSc, MSc

Masters of Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology, University of Calgary
Date:  September 19, 2014
Thesis Title:  Exploring Novel Diabetes Surveillance Methods: A Comparison of Administrative, Laboratory and Pharmacy Data Case Definitions
Current Status:  Research Associate, University of Calgary

 

Daniala Weir, BSc, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date:  June 26, 2014
Thesis Title:  Role of Multimorbidity and Patterns of Care in Patients with Acute and Chronic Conditions
Current Status:  PhD Student, McGill University, Montreal, QC

 

Fatima Al Sayah, BSN, MS, PhD

Interdisciplinary PhD in Health Services & Policy Research, School of Public Health and Nursing, University of Alberta
Date:  September 17, 2013
Thesis Title:  Health Literacy and Health Outcomes in Diabetes
Current Status:  Research Associate, ACHORD, University of Alberta

 

Jongnam Hwang, PhD

PhD in Health Services and Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date Defended:  August 23, 2013
Thesis Title:  Socioeconomic Disparities in Eye Care Services and Eye Complications Among Patients with Diabetes in Canada
Current Status:  Post Doctoral Fellow, St. Michaels Hospital, Toronto, ON

 

Gaetanne Murphy, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date Defended: August 9, 2013
Thesis Title:  Impact of Location Care on Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications
Current Status:  Research Officer for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

 

Calypse Agborsangaya, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: March 2011 to September 2012
Research Area:  Diabetes and Multimorbidity: Determinants and Outcomes
Current Status:  Epidemiologist, Alberta Health

 

Darren Lau, MD PhD

PhD in Health Services and Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: Defended August 2012
Thesis Title: Diabetes and Influenza-Attributable Illness: The Rationale for Targeted Influenza Vaccinations in Adults with Diabetes
Current Status: General Internal Medicine Resident, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta

 

Isabelle Colmers, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: Defended July 2012
Thesis  Title: Understanding the Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Bladder Cancer
Current Status: Undergraduate Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta

 

Sonia Butalia, MSc, MD, FRCPC

MSc in Community Health Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Date: Defended January 2012
Thesis Title: Clinical, Sociodemographic, and Environmental Factors Associated with Hospitalizations for Acute Complications in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Current Status: Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary

 

JM Gamble, PhD

PhD in Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: Defended January 2012
Thesis Title: The Impact of Restrictive Drug Coverage Policies on Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods and Health Outcomes
Current Status: Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Lauren Bresee, PhD

PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended June 2010
Thesis Title: Mental Health and Chronic Medical Conditions: Schizophrenia, Its Treatment, Risk of Metabolic Complications, and Health Care Utilization
Current status: Drug Stewardship Pharmacist, Alberta Health Services.

 

Saskia Vanderloo, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended June 2010
Thesis Title: Diabetes surveillance and data validity among children and adolescents
Current status: Research Assistant, Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

 

Samantha Bowker, PhD 

PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended June 2009 
Thesis Title: Antidiabetic Agents and Cancer Outcomes: Are There Differences Between Agents?
Current status: Research Associate, Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

 

Robin Lau, MSc

MSc in Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended August 2008 
Thesis Title: Projecting the Future Burden of Diabetes in Alberta (2006-2035)
Current status: PhD student, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

 

Dean Eurich, PhD

PhD in Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended May 2007 
Thesis Title: Outcomes Associated with Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Diabetes and Heart Failure.
Current status: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

 

Carolyn Green, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Economics
Date: July 2006 - June 2007 
Research Area: Health Informatics (Knowledge Translation)
Current status: Research Associate, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

 

Doreen Rabi, MD, FRCPC, MSc

MSc in Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Date: Defended June 2006 
Thesis title: Socio-Economic Status and Diabetes: Disease burden, clinical profiles and quality of care.
Current status: AFMHR Clinical Fellow/Department of Medicine, Clinical Scholar at the University of Calgary.

 

Sheri Pohar, PhD (nee Maddigan)

Ph.D. in Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Date: September 2001 - December 2004
Thesis title: Studies of Health-Related Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes.
Current status: Research Officer, HTA, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.

 

Nan Luo, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Economics
Date: September 2003 – November 2004
Research Area: Valuation of EQ-5D Health States
Current Status: Research Analyst, QualityMetric, Rhode Island, US.

 

Alison Supina, MSc

M.Sc. in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Date: September 2002 - July 2004
Thesis title: Construct validity of HRQL measures in Type 1 diabetes.
Current Status: PhD Student, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary.

 

Chad Mitchell, MSc

M.Sc. in Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: September 2000 - May 2003
Thesis title: Social and Behavioral Correlates of Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Current status: Policy Analyst, Pharmaceutical Policy & Programs, Alberta Health & Wellness.

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