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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. My research examines the social and ecological determinants of health among marginalized and Indigenous populations in Canada and globally. In particular, I am interested in the nutritional and health implications of poverty, community food security, migration, and climate change. I work closely with collaborators to conduct community engaged mixed methods research research emphasizing co-production of knowledge for evidence-based decision making.

I completed my PhD in Population Medicine and International Development at the University of Guelph and a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship with the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Université Laval. I have worked or currently work in India, Uganda, Peru, Guatemala, the Philippines, Nunavut, and Nunavik (northern Québec).

I’m an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, ski touring, and running.


Students

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Chloe Zivot

Chloe is in the first year of her PhD in Public Health and International Development at the University of Guelph. Her research interests include global health, maternal and child health, food security, and forced migration. For her doctoral research, Chloe plans to examine the social, environmental, and gender determinants of access to health services during the refugee resettlement process in Ontario.

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Hilary Hagar

Hilary Hagar is an undergraduate student in International Development. Her interests include income inequality, food security, resource stewardship, and the effects of climate change on development. Chloe’s undergraduate research focuses on the drivers and health implications of the dietary transition in Inuit communities in the Canadian north.