Environment and Health Research Topics

The following is a list of graduate alumni who have completed the Environment and Health (EH) collaborative program.  For more information on collaborative programs, please visit: http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/Graduate/Programs.aspx.
 
(For alumni graduating in 2004-05 and earlier: IES refers to the former Institute for Environmental Studies and CFE refers to the former Centre for Environment.)

2014-15:

KELLY
SCHOONDERWOERD
, MEd, June 2015, Higher Education, OISE/EH.  Why Does Policy On Fracking Vary Across Jurisdictions?


2013-14:

ERIN BRYCE, PhD, Nov 2014, Anthropology/EH. Supervisor: Tracy Rogers, Anthropology. Six Feet under the Weather: The Short-Term Relationship between Synoptic Weather and Daily Mortality.

SULEYMAN MOHAMMED DEMI, MA, Nov 2014, Social Justice Education, OISE/EH. Supervisor: George Dei, OISE. African Indigenous Food Crops: Their Roles in Combatting Chronic Diseases in Ghana.

DAVID PATERSON, MPH, Nov 2014, Public Health/ES. coursework program in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. 

 

2012-13:

Emily Groot, M.P.H., June 2012.  Public Health/E&H. Practicum in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences.

Melanie Fortune, M.P.H., June 2013. Public Health. Supervisor: Shelly Harris, Public Health.  Practicum in Epidemiology: Spatial Variation of Heat-Related Injuries and Illnesses Among Workers in Ontario, Canada.

Benita Tam, Ph.D., November 2012.  Geography/E&H. Supervisor: William Gough, Physical and Environmental Sciences, UT Scarborough. The Effects of Weather and Climate Variability on the Well-being of a Rural and Urban Aboriginal Group in Ontario,
Canada.

2011-12:

Garthika Navaranjan, M.P.H., Public Health/E&H; Public Health. Practicum in Epidemiology. 

Iffath Syed, M.H.Sc., Public Health/E&H. Practicum in Occupational and Environmental Health. 

Andrew Thomas, M.P.H., Public Health/E&H. Research Practicum in Occupational and Environmental Health: Cardio-respiratory Health Effects from Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds.

Michael Weisbrot, M.P.H. Public Health/E&H. Practicum in occupational and Environmental Health.

 

2010-11:

JUNE 2011:
Hajera Amatullah, M.P.H., June 2011, Public Health/CFE EH; supervisor: Jeremy Scott, Public Health.  In-Vitro and In-Vivo Studies Investigating the Cardiopulmonary Effects of Particulate Air Pollution.

Michelle North, Ph.D., June 2011, Medical Sciences/CFE EH; supervisors: Jeremy Scott & Frances Silverman. L-Arginine Metabolism Regulates Airways Responsiveness in Asthma and Exacerbation by Air Pollution.

Priyanka Raj, M.P.H., June 2011, School of Public Health/ CFE EH. Coursework program in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Tara Zupancic, M.H.Sc., June 2011, School of Public Health/ CFE EH. Course work program in Health Promotion.


NOVEMBER 2010:
Kavita Singh, M.P.H., November 2010, Public Health/CFE EH. Course work program in Epidemiology.

Bruce Urch, Ph.D., November 2010, Medical Science/CFE EH; supervisor: Paul Corey, Public Health; and Frances Silverman, Medical Science.  Controlled Human Exposures to Concentrated Ambient Fine Particles and Ozone: Individual and Combined Effects on Cardiorespiratory Outcomes.

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2009-10:
Darren Correia
, M.H.Sc., June 2010, Public Health/CFE EH; Coursework program in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Nita Chauduri, Ph.D., March 2010, OISE/UT (Adult Education, Community Development & Counselling Psychology)/CFE EH; supervisor: Donald Cole, Public Health Sciences.  Participatory Action Research For Environmental Health Among Senegalese Peri-Urban Farmers. 

Tracie Greenberg, M.Sc., November 2009, Geography UT Mississauga/CFE EH; supervisor: Harvey Shear, Geography UTM. Nutrient Cycling and Water Pollution in Lake Zapotlan, Mexico.

Erika Jermé, M.Sc.Pl., June 2010, Geography's Program in Planning/CFE EH; supervisor: Sarah Wakefield, Geography.  Growing a Just Garden: Environmental Justice and the Development of a Community Garden Policy for Hamilton, Ontario. 

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2008-09:
Ian Arnold
, M.H.Sc. June 2009, Public Health/CFE EH; supervisor: Frances Silverman, Medicine. Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter Exposure in Outdoor Occupations

Benita Tam, M.Sc. November 2008, Geography/CFE EH; supervisor: William Gough, Physical and Environmental Sciences, U of T Scarborough. A Climate Change Impact Assessment on the Spread of Furunculosis in the Ouje-Bougoumou Region.


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2007-08:
Liana Del Gobbo
, M.Sc., November 2007, Geography/ CFE EHP; supervisor: Miriam Diamond, Geography.  Consumer and Environmental Factors Influencing Benefits and Risks of Fish Consumption.

Robin Kortright, M.A., November 2007, Geography/ CFE EHP; supervisor: Sarah Wakefield, Geography. Edible Backyards: Residential Land Use for Food Production in Toronto. (see online Winter 2007-08 news article for brief summary

Stephanie Suski, M.H.Sc., March, 2008; Public Health Sciences/CFE EH; supervisor: Ann Fox, Nutritional Sci.  Course work program in Community Nutrition.


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2006-07:
Joanna Angus
, M.A., November, 2006; Geography/CFE EHP; supervisor: Sarah Wakefield, Geography.  An Evaluation of Toronto’s Heat Watch Warning System. 

Jennifer English, M.A., November, 2006; Geography/CFE EHP; supervisor: Kathi Wilson, Geography, UT at Mississauga.  Health, Healing and Recovery - Therapeutic Landscapes and the Everyday Lives of Breast Cancer Survivors. 

Jane Gowland, M.H.Sc., June, 2007; Public Health Sciences/CFE EHP.  Course work only program in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Elizabeth Noble, M.A., November, 2006; Geography (UT at Mississauga)/CFE EHP; supervisor: Kathi Wilson, Geography, UT at Mississauga.  A Place and Space for Change: Exploring Residents' Perceptions of Their Natural Environment and Health in Malton (Mississauga), Ontario.

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2005-06:
Melanie Grunier
, M.H.Sc. March, 2006; Public Health Sciences/Environment. Supervisor: Karin Domnick, Public Health Sciences.  Course work only program in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Eva Musso, M.A. Nov, 2005; Geography/Environment.  Supervisor: Sarah Wakefield, Geography.  Media and the Individualization of Cancer Risk.

Rachel Saldanha, M.H.Sc., June, 2006; Public Health Sciences/Environment. Supervisor: James Scott, Public Health Sciences.  Course work only program in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Shehrina Tabassum, M.Sc., June, 2006; Medical Science/Environment.  Supervisor: Frances Silverman, Medicine.  Symptomatic Responses in Studies of Controlled Human Exposures to Concentrated Ambient Fine Particles (CAP) and/or Ozone (O3).

Stephanie Wolfe, M.H.Sc. March, 2006; Public Health Sciences/Environment.  Supervisor: Donald Cole, Public Health Sciences.  Course work only program in Community Health and Epidemiology.

Shelby Yamamoto, M.Sc. Nov, 2005; Public Health Sciences/Environment.  Supervisors: Donald Cole, Public Health Sciences and Miriam Diamond, Geography.  A Screening-Level Risk Assessment of Children Exposed to Chemical Contaminants in Kampala, Uganda.

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2004-05:
Ahmed Al-Yami, M.H.Sc., Community Health (Public Health Sciences).  Course work only program in Occupational and Environmental Health. 


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2003-04:
Heather Jones-Otazo
, M.Sc., Geography/IES; supervisor: Miriam Diamond, Geography. Screening-level human health risk assessment: Development and application of a multimedia urban risk model.

Larissa Lisnevskaia, M.Sc., Medical Science/IES; supervisor: Frances Silverman, Medicine.  Acute effects of controlled exposure to concentrated particles with/without added ozone on heart rate variability.

Saeed Sheshehgar, M.S.W., Social Work/IES.  Course work only program.

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2002-03:
Nadia Abu Zahra,
M.A., Geography/IES; supervisor: Amrita Daniere, Geography.
To HGIS or not to HGIS? What are the potential and actual applications in low- to middle-income countries of health-based geographic information systems (HGIS)?

James Doherty, M.Sc., Community Health/IES; supervisor: Susan Tarlo, Public Health Sciences. Evaluation of work-related symptoms, asthma, sensitization and exposures among x-ray technologists.

Marcy Erskine, Ph.D., Anthropology/IES; supervisor: Larry Sawchuk, Anthropology.
Adoption of preventative health technology in rural Malawi, Africa.

David Wasserstein, M.Sc., Medical Science/IES; supervisor: Frances Silverman, Medicine/Gage Occupational and Environmental Health Unit.
The effect of controlled ambient air pollutant exposure on inflammatory mediator release in humans. (See alumni update on page 12 of 2003-04 Winter Environews)

Tammy Wong, M.H.Sc., Public Health Sciences/IES; supervisor: Andrea Sass-Kortsak, Public Health Sciences. Professional degree in Occupational and Environmental Health (Occupational Hygiene).  

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2001-02:
Lisa Galloway, M.Ed., OISE/UT (Adult Education, Community Development & Counselling Psychology)/IES Environment & Health; supervisor: Ed O'Sullivan, Adult Education. Course work only program.  

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2000-01:
Ruwan Jayasinghe, M.Sc., Geography/IES Environment & Health; supervisors: William Gough, Environmental Sciences, Scarborough/Leonard Tsuji, Environment & Resource Studies, University of Waterloo.  Bismuth tissue levels: a first step in addressing the environmental consequence of using Bismuth Shotshells.

Diane Piche, M.H.Sc., Community Health/IES Environment & Health.  Course work only program.  

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1999-2000:
Laura Alexander, M.H.Sc., Community Health/IES Environment & Health. Course work only program.

Tiffany Clayton, M.H.Sc., Community Health/IES Environment & Health. Course work only program.

Kiran Kapoor, M.H.Sc., Community Health/IES Environment & Health. Course work only program.

Sanya Petrovic, M.Sc., Medical Science/IES Environment & Health; Supervisor: Frances Silverman, Medicine/GOEHU/IES. Cardiorespiratory effects of ambient particulates: controlled human exposures to concentrated ambient PM2.5 (CAP) alone and with added ozone.

Naveen Poonai, M.Sc., Medical Science/IES Environment & Health; Supervisor: Susan Tarlo, Public Health Sciences. Carbon dioxide inhalation challenges in multiple chemical sensitivity.  

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1998-99:
David Buckeridge, M.Sc., Community Health/IES Environment and Health; Supervisor:  Rick Glazier. A spatial analysis of the relationship between respiratory health and motor vehicle emissions among small urban areas.

Fiona Macpate, MHSc., Community Health/IES Environmental Studies. Coursework only program.