Recently Published Graduate Student Theses

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2021

Abdelhady Osman, "Fall Risk-Increasing Drugs and Gait Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results from the Gait and Brain Study"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): Mark Speechley and Manuel Montero-Odasso


Rea Alonzo, "Interplay between Shift Work, Psychological Distress, Sleep Quality, and Cognitive Performance"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): Saverio Stranges and Kelly Anderson


Michael Situ, "Analysis of health care costs over a one-year period following anticoagulant therapy among Ontario patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): Sisira Sarma


Janica Adams, "Characterizing Risk Factors Associated with the Recurrence of Infective Endocarditis and Mortality among People Who Inject Drugs"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): Michael Silverman and Tara Elton-Marshall


Klajdi Puka, "Childhood-onset epilepsy and long-term child and maternal well-being"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): Kathy Speechley


Onyebuchi C. Omodon, "Anxiety symptoms ten years after diagnosis of childhood-onset epilepsy: Prevalence and Correlates"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): Kathy Speechley


Eugene Law, "Long-Term Patterns of Acute Mental Health Service Use After a First Episode of Psychosis: Examining Ongoing Psychiatric Care Beyond the Critical Period"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): Kelly Anderson


Zhenni Xue, "Sample Size Formulas for Estimating Risk Ratios with the Modified Poisson Model for Binary Outcomes "

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Specialization
Supervisor(s): GY Zou and Yun-Hee Choi


Meghan PJ Smith, "Ethnic and Socioeconomic Variations in Psychiatric Hospitalization and 30-day Readmission in Canada"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Kelly K. Anderson


Branka Vujcic, "Correlates Of Positive Mental Health Among Migrants In Canada"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Kelly K. Anderson


Ehsan Abolhasani, "Association between air pollution and incidence of dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Vladimir Hachinski and Janet Martin

2020

Olajumoke Marissa Ologundudu, "Risk Stratification for Treatment Decisions in People at Ultra-High Risk for Psychosis: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Kelly Anderson and Shezad Ali


Chantel Walwyn "Intersectional Social Inequalities and Cognitive Functioning among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in England: A Decomposition Analysis of the Mediating Role of Loneliness"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Greta Bauer


Tammy Lau, "Correlates of Preventable Emergency Department Visits in Canada: Evidence from the Literature and the Canadian Community Health Survey"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Piotr Wilk


Zhe Li, "Frailty, clinical outcomes, and cost in patients undergoing trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Ava John-Baptiste and Davy Cheng


Mary Aderayo Bamimore, "Investigating quality of care for diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease in Ontario’s Family Health Group and Family Health Organization models"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Sisira Sarma and Amit Garg


Lauren Killin, "The impact of a health technology improvement program on medication errors in three large, teaching hospitals in London Ontario"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Blayne Welk and Amit Garg


Jordan Edwards, "Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Measurement, and Migrant Groups in Ontario"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Kelly Anderson and Amardeep Thind


Hun Lee, "Understanding the Determinants of the Cost of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Ava John-Baptiste and Daniel Lizotte


Laura Douglas, "Extrafamilial Stressors and Family Functioning in Families of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth Receiving Gender-Affirming Care: A Latent Class Analysis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Greta Bauer


Areej A. Hezam, "Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Associated With Caesarean Section"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Janet Martin


Nicolas Woods, "Breakfast Consumption and Diet Quality of Teens in Southwestern Ontario"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Jamie Seabrok and Saverio Stranges


Shannon W. Wong, "ADHD Symptoms and Substance Use Among Adolescents in Ontario: A Cross-Sectional Study Examining Sex Differences and Covariates"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Evelyn Vingilis and Piotr Wilk


Emily Chemnitz, "An 8-year longitudinal assessment of health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Kathy Speechley


Aneeka Hafeez, "Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Pharmacogenomics (PGx) based Warfarin, Apixaban and Rivaroxaban compared to Standard Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation Patients in Canada"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Sisira Sarma and Ute Schwartz


Bryan C.R. Tanner, "Assessing wellness using a Medicine Wheel framework: A cross-sectional study of stress and resilience in a First Nation community in Ontario, Canada"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Samantha Wells


Erica Figgins, "Analysis of Gait Speed and its Correlates in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Mark Speechley and Manuel Montero-Odasso


Alison Howie, "Printed educational materials directed at Ontario primary care physicians fail to improve adherence to guideline recommendations for the management of diabetes complications: a pragmatic, factorial, cluster randomized trial"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Merrick Zwarenstein and Neil Klar


Myanca Rodrigues, "The Prevalence of Multimorbidity among People with Non-Affective Psychotic Disorders 10-Years After First Diagnosis"

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


Sarah Singh, "Examining the Simultaneous Influence of Individual and Neighborhood Determinants on Cardiovascular Health: A Multilevel Study in Canadian Adults"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Stephanie Frisbee


Vinusha Kalatharan, "Epidemiology of upper urinary tract stones and stone management in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease"

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


Shubrandu Sanjoy, "In-hospital Outcomes Following Left Atrial Appendage Closure"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Rodrigo Bagur and Yun-Hee Choi


Victoria Gaudin, "The Impact of School Nutrition Policy on Diet Quality of Children and Youth in Canada"

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


Mayuri Mahendran, "Evaluating quantitative methods for intercategorical-intersectionality research: a simulation study"

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


Romaisa Pervez, "Social connectedness and self-perceived mental health in Canadian transitional aged youth"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Arlene MacDougall and Saverio Stranges


Aini Khan, "Proportion of Canadian Adults with Unreported Type 2 Diabetes who Experience a Related Hospitalization: Results from Canadian Community Health Survey and Discharge Abstract Database Linkage"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Piotr Wilk


Soushyant Kiarasi, "Multi-level Analysis for Geographical Inequalities on Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalizations"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Piotr Wilk and Kelly Anderson


Thy H. Vu, "Analysis of Billings Data to Evaluate Patterns of Mental Health Services in Primary Care and Emergency Departments by Blended Fee-For-Service and Blended Capitation Models in Ontario, Canada"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Sisira Sarma and Kelly Anderson

2019

Carina Iskander, "Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor Use and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Older Adults in Routine Clinical Practice: A Population-Based Cohort Study"

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


Yujie Chen, "Is SABR cost-effective in oligometastatic cancer? An economic analysis of SABR-COMET randomized trial"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Alexander Louie and Greg Zaric


Michaela Fernandes, "Preventive Strategies for Acute Kidney Injury among Patients Undergoing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Amit X. Garg and Luc Dubois


Sharifa Nasreen, "Trends in Asthma Prevalence in Canadians, Asthma Course Trajectories in Children, and the Effect of Maternal Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Risk of Asthma in the Offspring"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Igor Karp


Chen Wei Huang, "Epilepsy worry in adolescents and young adults with childhood-onset epilepsy ten years after diagnosis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Speechley, Kathy N.


Samantha McRae, "'Such a Scary Place for a Kid': The Impact of Adolescent Hospitalization on Adult Psychiatric Units"

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


Yue Niu, "Construction of Prediction Models for The Health Utility Index Mark 3 in Ontario and Its Application"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Sarma, Sisira and Zou, Guangyong


Nicole Schoer, "Identifying Service Utilization Patterns in Primary Care by Young People with First-Episode Psychosis"

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


Emily C. Nunez, "Assessing Self-Identified and Meta-Perceived Social Groups for Predicting Day-to-Day Discrimination and Examining Psychological Distress Based on Identity Mismatch"

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


Artem Uvarov, "Towards Using Model Averaging To Construct Confidence Intervals In Logistic Regression Models"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Zou, Guangyong


Sophia Pereira Nunes, "The Relationship Between Sleep and Internalizing Problems Among Canadian Adolescents"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Campbell, Karen and Stranges, Saverio


Nima Gheisarzadeh, "Off-Label Use of Second Generation Antipsychotics in Primary Care -An Exploratory Study"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Lizotte, Daniel J. and Anderson, Kelly K.


Chantal Williams, "Patterns of problem behaviours among a representative sample of youth in Ontario"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Wells, Samantha and Elton-Marshall, Tara


Mostafa Shokoohi, "Social Determinants of Health and Substance Use among Women Living with HIV in Canada: Inequalities and Impacts"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Bauer, Greta R.


 Owen Litwin, "Uptake of colorectal cancer screening tests by Ontario physicians."

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Garg, Amit, Sontrop, Jessica and Welk, Blayne


Shohi Prajapati, "The Association Between Maternal Obesity and Fetal Size for Gestational Age in Singletons and Twins"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Campbell, M. Karen and Klar, Neil


Maryfrances Carton, "Gambling and Physical Activity among Ontario Adolescents"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Elton-Marshall, Tara and Wells, Samantha


Thaksha Thavam, "The Impact of the Diabetes Management Incentive on Diabetes-related Services, Hospitalizations, and Mortality Risk in Ontario"

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


Alena Tarasevich, "Atrial Fibrillation Episodes of Illness in a Primary Care Setting"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Speechley, Mark and Gula, Lorne


Sahana Kukan, "Examining the Relationship between Intrinsic Drivers of Motivation and Functional Outcomes in a Cross-Section of Individuals with Psychotic Disorders"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: MacDougall, Arlene G. and Anderson, Kelly


Rey Acedillo, "Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged Home from an Emergency Department with Acute Kidney Injury: A Population-Based Cohort Study"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Garg, Amit and Klar, Neil


Jerome Iruthayarajah, "Modelling clinical decision-making referral patterns to home-based or hospital-based stroke outpatient rehabilitation programs in London, Ontario: A prognostic model development study"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Speechley, Mark and Teasell, Robert W


2018

Siobhan M. Churchill, "Child Abuse as a Determinant of Barriers to HIV Status Disclosure Among Women in Canada"

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


Hae Young Jung, "A Shared Frailty Competing Risk Model With Time Varying Covariates For Estimation Of Breast And Ovarian Cancer Risks In BRCA1/2 Families"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Biostatistics Collaborative Program
Supervisor: Choi, Yun-Hee


Natalie Hon Man Au, "Risk Indicators of Non-severe Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: An Analysis of Real World Data"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Harris, Stewart B.


Bridget R. Irwin, "Promoting Healthy Beverage Consumption Habits Among Elementary School Children: Evaluating the Healthy Kids Community Challenge 'Water Does Wonders' Interventions in London, Ontario"

Degree: Master of Science
Program:Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Speechley, Mark and Gilliland, Jason


Jason E. Black, "Prognostic Predictive Model to Estimate the Risk of Multiple Chronic Diseases: Constructing Copulas Using Electronic Medical Record Data"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Lizotte, Daniel


Steven Habbous, "Measuring the Efficiency of the Living Kidney Donor Candidate Evaluation Process"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Garg, Amit X


Ulaina Tariq, "Analysis of Added Sugar Intake of Canadian Children and Adolescents: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey on Nutrition"

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


Imran Seyed, "Risk Perceptions of Smoking in China"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Wells, Samantha and Elton-Marshall, Tara


Fatima Kudaeva, "Viral etiology of rheumatoid arthritis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Speechley, Mark and Pope, Janet


Rhiannon Rose, "Improving Prediction of Systemic Statin Exposure Using Concomitant Medications, Non-Linear Modelling and Novel SNP Discovery"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Lizotte, Daniel


Misbah Salim, "Use of Psychotropic Medications Among Pregnant Women with Bipolar Disorder: Patterns, Determinants, and Impact on Perinatal Outcomes"

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


Stephanie Rachael McConkey, "The Indigenous Determinants of Health as Predictors for Diabetes and Unmet Health Needs Among Urban Indigenous People: A Respondent-Driven Sampling Study in Toronto, Ontario"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Wylie, Lloy and Bauer, Greta


Jisoo Kim, "Quality of Antenatal Care and its Relationship with Women’s Intended Use of their ANC Facility for Delivery: A National Cross-sectional Study in Kenya"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Ryan, Bridget and Thind, Amardeep


Ramanpreet Brar, "The association between fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity with the risk of glaucoma: a retrospective cohort study"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: Karp, Igor


Eric Frechette, "Validation of an Algorithm Allowing Identification of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax Cases from Administrative Databases"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Malthaner, Richard, Welk, Blayne, and Choi, Yun-Hee


Hui Guo, "SLT versus ALT in Glaucoma Patients Treated Previously with 360-degree SLT—A Randomised, Single-Blind, Equivalence Clinical Trial"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisors: Hodge, William and Klar, Neil