CSEB @WesternU

The Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics is a professional organization that fosters and promotes these two interrelated sciences to improve health and well-being through research and practice. CSEB@WesternU is the student chapter at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

Student Leaders 2022-2023:

  • Chair: Maryam Khan
  • Co-Chair: Yasaman Hajiesmaeili
  • Internal Affairs Officer: Leeneh Mohammed
  • External Affairs Officer: Fatima Zulfiqar
  • External Affairs Officer: Bardia Yahyavi
  • Event Planner and CSEB Board of Directors Student Representative for the 2022-2024 term: Emily Boyko
  • Event Planner: Quiana Kumar
  • Event Planner: Elizabeth Zue
  • Media Director: Rose Li
  • Graduate Representative: Rhiannon Lyons
  • Academic Advisor: Dr. Kelly Anderson


Email: csebuwo@gmail.com  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSEBUWO/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/csebuwo?lang=en
Instagram: @csebwesternu

Mission Statement

The mission of Western University’s Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics – CSEB @WesternU - is to facilitate professional development, continuing education and research dissemination for students and recent graduates of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


  1. Provide students in epidemiology and biostatistics with opportunities to expand their knowledge by sharing their research through organized poster and oral presentations.
  2. Engage student networking across multiple professional organizations within existing departmental relationships. These include CSEB host institutions, local organizations (e.g. health unit, CAMH) and other epidemiology and biostatistics research centres.
  3. Promote interest in epidemiology and biostatistics in the broader Western community by enhancing students’ knowledge in the field, through sharing innovative research findings.
  4. Provide opportunities for student collaboration across related scientific disciplines.
  5. Build enthusiasm among current and prospective students in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Outside Academia: Interview Series

CSEB@WesternU is excited to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to various professions within the private, not-for-profit, and government sectors of epidemiology and biostatistics. In this 8-part mini-series, we interviewed industry professionals who use their epi/biostats skills to support their clients and communities in meaningful ways. Individual interviews are approximately 15 minutes long and can be accessed here:

  1. Alison Howie – Clinical Research Coordinator at University of Ottawa (INFORM RARE)
  2. Carmen Kong – Geospatial Analyst at Public Health Ontario
  3. Natalie Au – Epidemiologist at BlueDot
  4. Natalie Nightingale – Real-World Evidence Consultant at IQVIA Canada
  5. Saranyah Ravindran – Epidemiologist at Public Health Ontario
  6. Shinthuja Wijayasri – Field Epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency of Canada
  7. Ting Lim – Health Analytics Consultant and Epidemiologist at Ontario Health – Toronto Region

Become a CSEB Member!

  • Networking opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Stay up to date with upcoming conferences, webinars, job postings, etc.

Visit The Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics for more information.

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Upcoming Events are posted on the Student Event Page.