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Recently Published Graduate Student Theses

2017

Ranke Liu,"A matched case-control study to assess the association between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and thrombotic microangiopathy"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors Dr. Amit Garg


Ayden I. Scheim," Discrimination and Health: Measurement and Impacts on Ontario’s Transgender Communities"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors Dr. Greta Bauer


Jeffrey T.Y. Chow,"Reducing Distortion – Identifying Areas to Improve the Quality of Randomized Clinical Trials Published in Anesthesiology Journals"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Philip M. Jones


Riaz G. Qureshi, "Evidence Reversal: An exploratory analysis of randomized controlled trials from the New England Journal of Medicine"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Janet Martin


Basmah El-Aloul,"Fatigue in Children and Adolescents with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Craig Campbell


Rohin J. Krishnan,"Maternal Healthcare Utilization Among Muslim Mothers From India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: Is There Equity?"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Bridget Ryan


Leonard M. Guizzetti," Development of Clinical Prediction Models for Surgery and Complications in Crohn’s Disease"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Guangyong Zou, Dr. Brian Feagan


Muna Hassan,"Efficacy of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Patients with Open-angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Monali Malvankar, Dr. Amardeep Thind


Kathryn Nicholson,"Multimorbidity Among Adult Primary Health Care Patients In Canada: Examining Multiple Chronic Diseases Using An Electronic Medical Record Database"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Amardeep Thind, Dr. Amanda Terry


Melissa Subnath," Indigenous Food Insecurity in Canada: An Analysis Using the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Piotr Wilk


Ainslie M. Hildebrand,"Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury Treated with Dialysis during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Amit Garg


Alison S.B. Dasiewicz,"Transition from Paediatric to Adult Healthcare: Readiness and Experiences of Canadian Adolescents and Young Adults Diagnosed with Epilepsy in Childhood"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Kathy Nixon Speechley


Atul Sivaswamy, "Confidence Interval Estimation of Cumulative Incidence for Clustered Competing Risks"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Neil Klar and Dr. Merrick Zwarenstien


Noura Hamade,"Improving the Use of Electronic Medical Records in Primary Health Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Amardeep Thind and Dr. Amanda Terry


Jasmine Tung,"Communicating Through a Brain-Computer Interface: Towards the Assessment of Quality of Life in Minimally Conscious and Covertly Aware Vegetative State Patients "

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Kathy Nixon Speechley and Dr. Charles Weijer


Hailey S. Saunders,"Predictors of Engagement in Community-Based Therapy for Youths with Mood and Anxiety Disorders"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Ava John-Baptiste


2016

Alvin Li,"Registration and Familial Consent for Deceased Organ Donation Among Ethnic Minorities in Ontario, Canada: Opportunities for Improvement"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Amit Garg


Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman,"Cost-Effectiveness of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) versus Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) in Uncontrolled Open Angle Glaucoma Patients having at least One Full Previous SLT: An Economic Evaluation Alongside an Ongoing Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. William Hodge


Gina Bhullar,"Examining the Relationship between Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Self-Perceived Recovery in Clients of an Early Intervention Program in London, Canada: A 10-Year Prospective Cohort Study"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Kelly Anderson


Shane W. Goodwin,"Emotional Well-Being in Children with New-Onset Epilepsy"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Kathy Speechley


Sonja Gandhi,"Risk of Hyponatremia in Older Adults Receiving Psychotropic Drug Treatment"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Amit Garg


Mengxiao Xu,"Sample Size Formulas for Estimating Intraclass Correlation Coefficients in Reliability Studies with Binary Outcomes "

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Biostatistics)
Supervisor: Dr. Guangyong Zou


Rebecca K. McTavish,"Environmental heat and acute kidney injury in older adults: A matched case-control study "

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Amit Garg


Christoffer Dharma,"Evaluation of Sexual Orientation Items in Population Health Surveys Among Canadians: A Mixed Methods Approach"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Greta Bauer & Dr. Guangyong Zou


Rachel E. Giblon,"Inequalities in Social Determinants of Health in the Ontario Transgender Population"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Greta Bauer


Calvin Yip,"The Association Between Social Cohesion and Physical Activity in Communities Across Canada: A Multilevel Analysis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Piotr Wilk


Kendra Thomas,"Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation:  Predicting Recurrence"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Dr. Lorne Gula & Dr. Mark Speechley


Cairina E. Frank,"Infants born large for gestational age and developmental attainment in early childhood"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Karen M. Campbell


Aren Fischer,"Cost-Effectiveness Of Bevacizumab Concomitant With The Standard Of Therapy For Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Greg Zaric


Phylicia Gonsalves,"A Link Between Paediatric Asthma and Obesity: Are They Caused by the Same Environmental Conditions?"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Piotr Wilk


Ashna Jinah,"The Association Between Neighbourhood Walkability And Adult Body Mass Index In Urban Canada: A Cross-sectional Analysis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Sisira Sarma


Dorian Murariu,"Testing the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in Community - Residing Older Adults"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. Marnin Heisel


Jerry Yu-Hsiang Chen,"Antenatal Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Dr. M. Karen Campbell