Celebrating our achievements

Kathryn Nicolson graduated with a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics on June 15. Kathryn’s dissertation was titled “Multimorbidity Among Adult Primary Health Care Patients In Canada: Examining Multiple Chronic Diseases Using An Electronic Medical Record Database”. Her co-supervisors were Dr. Amardeep Thind and Amanda Terry, PhD (Family Medicine, Epi and Biostats, and Interfaculty Program in Public Health). Her supervisory committee members were Drs. Martin Fortin and Tyler Williamson.

While a student, Kathryn served as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, and was able to present at a number of regional, national and international conferences. Kathryn was also the recipient of several awards including: Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research in Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Fellowship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Edmund V. Cowdry Award (from the Canadian Geriatrics Society), Primary Health Care Student Award (from the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) and Graduate Thesis Research Award (from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry).

Kathryn is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact with Dr. Parminder Raina (Canada Research Chair in Geroscience) and Dr. Lauren Griffith (CIHR New Investigator).

When reflecting on her time as a student with us, Kathryn said, “I greatly valued the mentorship and support that I continuously received from the outstanding Centre for Studies in Family Medicine. I was proud, and continue to be grateful to be affiliated with such an excellent group of people and researchers.”