Recently Published Graduate Student Theses

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2022

Jennifer W. He, "Understanding the role of social identity/position in access to primary care providers: An intersectionality approach using multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity and discriminatory accuracy (MAIHDA)"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Bridget L. Ryan


Seungwoo Lee, "Flexible Modelling of Time-dependent Covariate Effects with Correlated Competing Risks: Application to Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Families"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Yun-Hee Choi


Andrea Mataruga, "Spin and Distortion in Surgical Trials"

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


Brook EC Hadwen, "Traditional and Emerging Risk Factors and Characteristics Associated with Hypertension in Rheumatoid Arthritis"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Lillian Barra, Saverio Stranges


Ali Unsal, "Cost-effectiveness Analysis of TPMT Genotype-guided Azathioprine Treatment Compared to Standard Treatment for Patients with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis"

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


Michael Hong, "Does the way we pay primary care providers influence emergency department use during after-hours?"

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


Alex Bi, "Fate of Registered Studies From London, Ontario"

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

2021

Roxanne Garaszczuk, "Societal Preferences for Trade-offs between Cancer and Non-Cancer Health Outcomes: A Choice Experiment"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Shehzad Ali and Lauren Cipriano


Chinmoy Talukder, "Health Care Utilization By Immigrants With Multimorbidity: A Population Based Cross-sectional Study Of The 2015-2016 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)"

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


Sara Todorovic, "The Impact of Interruptions in Gerder-Affirming Medical Care during COVID-19 on Anxiety and Depression among Trans and Non-binary People in Canada: A Longitudinal Study"

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


Evan R. Wiley, "Residential Greenness and Substance Use"

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


Joo-Hyun Jeong, "Quantifying Timely Access to Surgery: A Global Modelling Study"

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


Rebecca Grace Couper, "Long-Term Behavioural Problems in Youth with Childhood-Onset Epilepsy"

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


Tiffany Liu, "The Impact of a Dedicated Pediatric ambulance on Interfacility Transport Dispatch Times: Findings from the Canadian Pediatric Transport Network Database"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Maria Mathews and Anna Gunz


Visna Rampersad, "Factors Associated with Dating Violence Victimization among Canadians: Results from the 2014 General Social Survey"

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


Grace Yu, "Sample Size Formulas For Estimating Areas Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves With Precision and Assurance"

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


Yuguang Kang, "The Association of Alcohol Use and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption with Cataracts among Adults: Results from the Longitudinal Canadian National Population Health Survey (NPHS)"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Igor Karp


Justine Chang, "Measuring the impact of atrial fibrillation on patients"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Mark Speechley, Lorne Gula and Mary Runte


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): Guangyong Zou and Yun-Hee Choi


Danielle MacNiel, "Survival trends of patients with subglottic squamous cell carcinoma: A population based cohort study"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Amit Garg and Amardeep Thind


Anne Zhao, "Increasing Access to Essential Surgery in Resource Restricted Settings: An Economic Analysis"

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


Emily M. Volpe, "The contribution of Memorial University medical graduates to the family physician workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Maria Mathews


Jared C. Wootten, "Incidence of cancer and stage at diagnosis among people with recent-onset psychotic disorders"

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


David Guy, "Addressing Bias in Non-Experimental Studies Assessing Treatment Outcomes in Prostate Cancer"

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): George Rodrigues


Adetola Aboyeji, "The Association Between Ethnicity and Caregiver Health"

Degree: Master of Science
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor(s): Ava John-Baptiste, Danielle Alcock, and Piotr Wilk


Sara Bota, "Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Chronic Kidney DiseaseFall 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
Supervisor(s): Amit Garg


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
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
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
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
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
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
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