Community Health and Epidemiology Faculty

Dr. Sylvia Abonyi BSc (Hon), M.A., PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Medical / health Anthropology , Indigenous Population Health , Aging Well in Place , Respiratory health , Sleep health , Qualitative Health Research Methods , CBPR


Dr. Maureen Anderson BSc, MSc, PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Population and public health , Quantitative methods in epidemiological research , Field epidemiology , Administrative health data , Mental health and addictions , Inter-disciplinary collaboration , Intervention research


Dr. Carrie Bourassa BA (Hon), MA, PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Indigenous community-based research , Indigenous research methods / methodologies , Cultural safety and anti-racism , Water governance and Indigenous law , Dementia and aging in Indigenous populations , HIV, AIDS and STDs in Indigenous women


Dr. Marcel D'Eon BA (Hon), MA, PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Measures of student workload and curricular footprint of courses , Program evaluation: the use of grouped self-assessments for measuring the outcomes of interventions , Effective teaching methods especially cooperative learning, experiential learning , Integration of basic medical sciences into the medical school curriculum, especially the determination of relevant content


Dr. Rachel Engler-Stringer B.Sc., Ph.D. Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Food systems and food security , Nutritional health inequities , Community-based and participatory research , Health promotion , School food programs


Dr. Gary Groot PhD, MD, FRCS(C), FACS Faculty, General Surgery & Community Health and Epidemiology, Clinical Professor

Research Area(s): Clinical Quality Improvement , Health Services Research , Implementation Science , Indigenous and Health Equity Research , Realist Research , Community-based Research


Dr. Lori Hanson B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Political Economy of Global Health: Critical approaches , Activism and social movements , Nicaragua: The politics of health and crisis , Extractivism and community resistance (Latin America) , Gender and health (including midwifery, gender-based violence, women’s mental health) , Opioid crises: Socio-economic contexts , Alternatives: Activist scholarship; Community-based, participatory, and arts-informed research; Transformative pedagogies; Integrated knowledge translation


Dr. Bonnie Janzen B.A (Hon), MEd, PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Social epidemiology , Gender and health , Work (paid and unpaid) and health , Socioeconomic circumstances and health , Rural population health


Dr. Derek Jennings B.A., M.Ed, PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology


Dr. Malcolm King PhD, FCAHS Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): The determinants of Indigenous health and wellness , Health systems research in relation to Indigenous populations , Promotion and monitoring of Indigenous wellness and resilience


Dr. Anne Leis MSc, PhD Department Head, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Population Health , Language, Culture and Health , Integrative oncology , Cancer patients and their families’ quality of life , Health services utilization and self-care , Health of francophones living in minority situation , Cancer survivorship and chronic disease management , Community engagement


Dr. Hyun J. “June” Lim BS, MSc (Math), MSc (Statistics), PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Survival Analysis , Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials , Statistical Methods for Longitudinal Data , HIV/AIDS and TB Studies , Injury Studies , Epidemiologic Studies


Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Social epidemiology , Population health intervention , Maternal and child health , Health and place , Community-university research collaborations


Dr. Cordell Neudorf BSc, MD, MHSc, FRCPC (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Baseline measurements and trends over time of health inequities in Saskatchewan with comparative data from other parts of Canada and internationally. , Health equity audits and quality improvement interventions to improve equity in various parts of the health system such as immunization coverage, chronic disease management and prevention, and primary data collection on the social determinants of health in all parts of the health system to monitor inequities, set health service delivery improvement targets and improve the determinants of health themselves. , "Connecting to care” projects to bring the right mix of intersectoral services to people who are frequent users of support services to improve their determinants of health and appropriateness of care.


Dr. Punam Pahwa BS, MSc (Ag Statistics), MSc (Statistics), PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Statistical Modeling of Longitudinal Data , Complex Surveys data, and Correlated Survival Data. , Modeling of Missing Observations in Longitudinal Studies. , Exposures of Interest: Grain Dust, Pesticide , Diseases of Interest: Respiratory Disease, Cancer


Dr. Juan-Nicolás Peña-Sánchez PhD, MD, MPH Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Innovative health care models , Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) , Health services research , Wellness and motivation of physicians


Dr. Kalyani Premkumar MBBS, MD, MSc(MedEd), PhD, MBA Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Evaluation of multimedia resources for health professionals , Use of technology in medical teaching/learning , Simulation , Educational games , Curriculum design , Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) , Self-directed learning , Educational Technology , Faculty Development


Dr. Bruce Reeder M.D., D.T.M.H., M.H.Sc., F.R.C.P.C. Professor Emeritus, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Global health and the One Health approach , Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases: Ebola Virus Disease, vaccine-preventable diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS,. , Prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and the promotion of physical activity , Complex adaptive systems and systems thinking


Dr. Lilian Thorpe BSc Double Honours, MSc, MD, PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Area(s): Epidemiology , Aging and developmental disabilities , Dementia and psychotic disorders in the elderly , Medical ethics