Environments and Health: Data

Partner linkage tool results

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The table below shows information about potential partners who are interested in sharing information and/or forging collaborations in relation the Canadian Environmental Urban Health Research Consortium (CEUHRC).

The table will be updated weekly, on Wednesdays, until the expression of interest deadline (mid-November). The information will remain available until March 2016, and may be updated periodically on an as-needed basis.

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Kestens, Yan
CIHR Chair in Urban Interventions and Population Health, Université de Montréal
SPHERE Lab
yan.kestens@umontreal.ca
  • Role: Nominated Principal Applicant
  • Region: Eastern Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Nunavut)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
Currently CIHR Applied Public Health Chair in Urban Interventions and Population Health, I am an Associate Professor in the Social and Preventive Medicine Department at Université de Montréal. I have been active in the area of environments and health for some time now, and have a background in Geography and Urban Planning, with expertise in GIS, spatial analysis, wearable sensors, and epidemiology. I have developed a comprehensive GIS to link environmental predictors to various health databases, including national datasets (e.g. CCHS) and regional cohorts. Establishing such linkages have contributed to exploring a diversity of research questions on environments and health, including health behaviour, physical health, mental health, and health inequities. I have also been active in the area of wearable sensors and how their use can help us uncover environmental influences. Other interests lie in the novel developments in smart cities and big data.
Polyzoi, Eleoussa
Professor of Education and Director of Developmental Studies, University of Winnipeg
L.polyzoi@uwinnipeg.ca
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Central (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: Yes
  • Available to participate in the development of the proposal.
Currently involved in a large multidisciplinary project examining respiratory health, housing conditions, and school absenteeism in First Nations communities – a study funded by the Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC and CHRP) and conducted by a team of researchers from the Faculties of Education, Medicine, and Engineering. Dr. Polyzoi has also served as a co-principal investigator in a CIHR-funded project dealing with the “Respiratory Health, Housing Conditions, and School Absenteeism Among Nine-Year-Old Children in Winnipeg” and a SSHRC-funded Study dealing with the “Success Despite the Odds: Identifying Factors that Promote Educational Success in High-Risk Adolescents.” Dr. Polyzoi is the recipient of the University of Winnipeg’s prestigious Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.
Polyzois, Dimos
Professor and Associate Head of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba
Dimos.Polyzois@umanitoba.ca
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Central (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: Yes
  • Available to participate in the development of the proposal.
Extensive research experience in the area of structural engineering. Dr. Polyzois has published extensively and is a member of numerous national and international technical committees. His research work over the last 20 years has been directed toward exploring new materials for use in housing and developing standards to improve the housing conditions that affect the health and the education performance of children, especially inner city and Aboriginal communities in Canada. His current research projects include the “Respiratory Health, Housing Conditions, and School Absenteeism Among Nine-Year-Old Children in Winnipeg,” funded by CIHR, and the “Development of a Protocol for the Renewal of Housing to Improve the Health of First Nations Residents,” a Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) funded by the NSERC and CIHR.
Rojas-Rueda, David, MD, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher at Center of Research of Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), based in Barcelona, Spain
drojas@creal.cat
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: International
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: Yes
Specializing in Health Impact Assessment, Risk Assessment and Burden of Disease approaches. He has worked on issues such as air pollution, physical activity, traffic accidents, diet, cardiovascular risk, lead poisoning, multiple occupational exposures, diabetes and experimental surgery. He is currently working on European projects on exposome (Helix) and transport and health (PASTA & TAPAS II).
Villeneuve, Paul
Associate Professor
Carleton University
paul.villeneuve@carleton.ca
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: astern Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Nunavut)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
  • I would be happy to help with the application, but not in a leading role.
Principal investigator of the Ontario tax cohort. Interested in environmental exposures including: air pollution, green space, walkability, and urban noise.
Ye, Ming
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta
mye@ualberta.ca
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Western (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
  • I expect I could get involved in the application process for the CEUHRC.
I have great experience in conducting population-based epidemiological study of environmental chemicals and respiratory health using biomarkers and human biomonitoring data. I am also proficient in data analyses using statistical software STATA and SAS for research projects. I am currently using data from Alberta's Tomorrow Project to identify factors in healthcare systems that, interacting with disease risk factors, including lifestyle and environmental factors, significantly predict risk and health outcomes of cancer and chronic diseases.
Henderson, Sarah
Senior Scientist
BC Centre for Disease Control
sarah.henderson@bccdc.ca
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Western (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
I lead a program of applied research and surveillance to support good environmental health policy for the population of British Columbia. My work covers a wide range of content areas, but my strengths lie in population-based exposure assessment and epidemiology. Areas of greatest expertise include extreme air pollution events and extreme hot weather evens.
Scott, Jeremy
Associate Professor - Occupational and Environmental Health
University of Toronto - Dalla Lana School of Public Health
jeremy.scott@utoronto.ca
   
Setton, Eleanor
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Victoria
elsetton@uvicssrl.ca
  • Role: Principal Applicant
  • Region: Western (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
  • I would be happy to contribute to developing an application
I believe I have valuable experience that could help support the success of this initiative, namely my expertise in population level exposure assessment of environmental pollutants, the use of geographic information systems for developing and managing spatial aspects of exposure models and data, and leadership experience as a senior researcher with the Border Air Quality Study and as Lead Environmental Scientist for CAREX Canada.
Skinner, Kelly
Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo
kskinner@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4567 x 38164
   
Robitaille, Eric (only in French)
Conseiller scientifique
Institut national de santé publique du Québec

eric.robitaille@inspq.qc.ca
  • Expert en santé environnementale ou en santé en milieu urbain
  • Rôle : Co-candidat
  • Région : Centre (Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Territoires-du-Nord-Ouest)
  • Travaillant dans le domaine de santé reproductive, fœtale ou infantile : Non
Nous avons, à l'INSQ, en collaboration avec Québec mis en place une infrastructure de données géospatiales sur des indicateurs de l'environnement bâti en lien avec les saines habitudes de vie. Probablement une participation au processus de demande.
Bouchard, Michèle
Full professor
Head of the Chair in Toxicological Risk Assessment
Head of the Biomarkers of Exposure Unit
University of Montreal
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
michele.bouchard@umontreal.ca
  • Expert en santé environnementale ou en santé en milieu urbain
  • Rôle : Co-candidat
  • Région : Centre (Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Territoires-du-Nord-Ouest)
  • Travaillant dans le domaine de santé reproductive, fœtale ou infantile : Non
Expert in the development and application of biomonitoring tools to assess health risks related to environmental contaminant exposure in the population.
Brook, Jeffrey
Senior Research Scientist
Environment Canada
jeff.brook@ec.gc.ca
  • Role: Nominated Principal Applicant
  • Region: Central (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: Yes
Air Quality, Birth Cohort exposure assessment, government policy, transportation emissions
Chaumont, Diane
Chef de groupe
Climate Scenarios and Services
Ouranos
chaumont.diane@ouranos.ca
  • Rôle : Co-candidate, comme personne possédant une expérience manifeste dans la gestion d’infrastructures de mégadonnées (entrepôt de données, plateforme) au-delà de leur vaste ensemble de données ou cohorte
  • Région : Centre (Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Territoires-du-Nord-Ouest)
  • Travaillant dans le domaine de santé reproductive, fœtale ou infantile : Non
Expertise dans le développement d'informations climatiques pertinentes pour les études d'impacts et d'adaptation aux changements climatiques dans divers secteurs d'activités dont celui de la santé. Dans le cadre du CCRSEU, mes intérêts sont : recherches spécifiques sur les données climatiques tant pour le climat passé que les scénarios climatiques futurs pouvant servir aux études en santé environnementale urbaine; application des connaissances touchant la température et les précipitations incluant leurs extrêmes, intérêt pour approfondir d’autres variables telle l'humidité de l’air; réseautage avec les chercheurs du domaine de la santé pour réaliser des études incorporant les données climatiques; contribution de données climatiques à l’entrepôt de mégadonnées. Lien avec les chercheurs du réseau d’Ouranos spécialisé dans les études Vulnérabilités, Impacts et Adaptation aux changements climatiques pour plusieurs thématiques qui sont connexes à la problématique de la santé environnementale et urbaine. J’aimerais participer au processus de demande dans le CCRSEU.
Chow, Chung-Wai
University of Toronto
University Health Network
cw.chow@utoronto.ca
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Central (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
My laboratory has several ongoing projects that investigate the health effects of exposure to air pollutants: 1) a prospective project of lung transplant recipients with the primary goal of correlating endogenous pollutants with those measured externally 2) real-time in vivo acute and chronic exposure studies using animals models to evaluate the effects of engine exhaust and ambient pollutants 3. ex vivo lung slice models to evaluate acute and chronic exposures to particulate matter air pollutants
Donovan, Catherine
Associate Professor
Public Health
Memorial University of NL
donovanc@mun.ca
709-777-8534
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Eastern Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Nunavut)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
  • Happy to get involved at any stage.
We have been working with a government & community partnership on the Built Environment, we had a successful project as part of Healthy Canada By Design. Our most recent effort has been related to indicators for monitoring progress on improving the Built Environment. We have received small awards through our Universities Public Engagement Fund and Provincial Government Capacity Building funds to initiate this work. I have considerable experience working and researching in policy and practice environments and strong links to the provincial policy environment. There is a good opportunity to research the evolving environment in NL from the perspective of a natural experiment.
Gachon, Philippe (only in French)
Professor and Research Scientist
University of Québec at Montréal
gachon.philippe@uqam.ca
  • Rôle : Co-candidat, comme personne possédant une expérience manifeste dans la gestion d’infrastructures de mégadonnées (entrepôt de données, plateforme) au-delà de leur vaste ensemble de données ou cohorte
  • Région : Centre (Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Territoires-du-Nord-Ouest)
  • Travaillant dans le domaine de santé reproductive, fœtale ou infantile : Non
Je suis actuellement professeur d’hydro-climatologie à l'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM, au Département de Géographie) et chercheur au centre ESCER (Étude et Simulation du Climat à l’Échelle Régionale), après avoir été chercheur scientifique au centre canadien de la modélisation et de l'analyse du climat (CCmaC) à Environnement Canada (de 2003 à 2014). J'ai plus de 16 ans d'expérience en recherche sur les outils de modélisation et d'analyse du climat, sur les événements extrêmes et les aléas hydrométéorologiques, et les scénarios de changement climatique à l'échelle régionale. Je suis actuellement le co-responsable, avec des collègues de l'INRS-ETE (Québec) et à l'étranger, d'un projet international visant à soutenir l'adaptation des populations vulnérables à la variabilité et changement climatique au Canada, Maroc et Niger (face.ete.inrs.ca/). Je travaille plus particulièrement sur le développement d'information climatique pour des applications sanitaires, en collaboration avec des agences provinciales et fédérales en santé publique (INSPQ, ASPC et Santé-Canada) et en météorologie-climatologie (Environnement Canada). J'ai co-supervisé par le passé avec des collègues d'Environnement Canada et à l'Université (McGill et l'UQAM) le développement et la gestion de bases de données climatiques et environnementales et leur dissémination via une interface web (services climatiques orientés notamment sur les scénarios de changements climatiques et les méthodes pour les développer).
Hyder, Ayaz
Assistant Professor
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
hyder.22@osu.edu
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: international
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: Yes
  • I anticipate getting involved in the Consortium during the application process.
My research focuses on understanding the role of multiple determinants of human health (environment, social, biology) operating at multiple levels (individual, neighborhood, regional). I use mathematical and computational approaches (e.g. systems science methods) to bring together theory, data and methods from multiple disciplines. Current projects include complex predictive models of childhood asthma that link indoor environmental exposures, built environment and lung function development, an exposure assessment study of young children (0-5 years old) in non-traditional settings using GPS data, and environmental health disparities in prenatal outcomes.
Muhajarine, Nazeem
Professor and Director
Community Health and Epiedemiology
U of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit
Smart Cities, Healthy Kids
nazeem.muhajarine@usask.ca
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Western (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: Yes
Key words (areas of expertise): social epidemiology, population health; built environment, physical activity, child health, fetal-maternal health; quantitative methods, multilevel modeling; knowledge translation
Robertson, Colin
Associate Professor
Wilfrid Laurier University
colinr23@gmail.com
  • Role: Principal Applicant
  • Region: Central (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
I have expertise in geographic data, spatial modelling and spatial epidemiology. I have experience building and integrating large environmental datasets.
Ruttonsha, Perin
Consultant
Strategic Design Research and Planning
PhD Candidate
Social and Ecological Sustainability
Independent
University of Waterloo
perin@perinruttonsha.com
  • Role: Co-Applicant
  • Region: Central (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
  • I would engage in this initiative during the application stage
My relevant expertise includes analysis and knowledge translation of healthcare data, using arts-based methods; systemic, sustainable, human-centred, and accessible design within urban contexts; management of multi-stakeholder decision processes; qualitative analysis of human-environment interactions; and, qualitative analysis of population wellbeing within settlements. Issues addressed in past projects have included aging; the psycho-social dimensions of recovery; quality of life for those who experience disability or developmental delays; environmental health and access to healthcare in rural aboriginal communities; provision of decent shelter and amenities in Toronto's priority neighbourhoods; and, diversification of local food systems. At present, I am also developing concepts for programming that integrates healing with indigenous practices, arts practices, social learning, and urban resilience. Through my involvement with the Consortium, I would enable knowledge transfer into planning and policy domains, while also reevaluating measures of wellbeing within urban contexts.
Wallace, Julie
Environmental and Spatial Scientist
wallace.juliet@gmail.com
  • Role: Principal Applicant
  • Region: Central (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories)
  • Working in the field of reproductive, fetal or child health: No
For the past 10 years, I have participated in and authored studies in urban environmental health, using ground-based monitoring systems as well as satellite data. I have over 20 years’ experience in spatial science, (Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems) and well as experience in advanced spatial statistics and predictive modeling. I am currently expanding that knowledge to big data analytics. I have collaborated with the Firestone Institute of Respiratory Heath and St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, for studies in respiratory health related to air pollutants, temperature inversions and proximity to roadways. I am currently involved in related studies. I have a solid background in geology/physical geography which, in part, influence anthropogenic activities, and hence environmental urban health. I have also incorporated demographic/socio-economic data for urban health studies. Academic qualifications: BSc - Physics and Geology, MS - Physical Sciences, PhD - Geography, Post-Doctoral Fellow - Advanced Spatial Sciences.
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