McMaster University

McMaster University

HRM Current Graduate Students

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Ahmed Al-Jaishi

Ahmed Al-Jaishi

MSc or PhD: PhD Student

Field of Specialization: Classic stream

About Me: I have an MSc in Epidemiology from Western University and worked four years at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. When I grow… I want to lead my own research program focusing on methodology for conducting cluster randomized trials. My doctoral research centers on considerations for using routinely collected administrative data to conduct cluster randomized trials.

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Jessica Bogach

Program: MSc

Specialization: Clinical Epidemiology

Interests: Oncology, General Surgery

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Anthony Bozzo

Anthony Bozzo

MSc or PhD: MSc

Field of Specialization: HRM Classic

Anthony Bozzo was born in Montreal and attended medical school at McGill University, where he also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Finance. Anthony has just completed his third year of Orthopedic residency at MacOrtho and his subspecialties of interest are Oncology and Reconstruction. His research interests center around using novel data science and machine learning tools to better address questions in the field of Orthopedic Oncology. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, cooking, yoga, and running the trails in Dundas.

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Zhiyuan Chen


Stream: MSc - Health Technology Assessment Specialization

About me: I graduated from China Pharmaceutical University. I will be working with Dr. Feng Xie on HTA. My English name is Nora. My research interests include economic evaluation and systematic reviews. I am now learning Stata and R. I love reading, cooking and watching films in spare time.

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Tahira Devji

Tahira Devji

Stream: PhD - HRM Classic

About Me: My doctoral research (Dr. Gordon Guyatt) aims to improve how data from patient reported outcome measures are presented and interpreted in randomized trials, meta-analysis and clinical practice guidelines to inform evidence-based decision-making. My other research interests include advancing methodology of meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, guideline development, and knowledge translation. I am also the group lead for the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) Applicability Project group.

Contact: email

 

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Joycelyne Efua Ewusie

Stream: PhD- Biostatistics Specialization

About Me:Research Interests: Interrupted Time Series, Network Meta-Analysis, Population & Public Health and Maternal & Child Health. Statistical software I usually use include R, SAS, SPSS and OPENBUGS. For fun, I enjoy watching soccer and basketball. I also love to cook and dance. My thesis supervisor is Dr Jemila S. Hamid.

Contact: Linkedin email

 

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Ivan Florez

Stream: PhD- Health Services Research Specialization

About Me: My research interests include Knowledge translation, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Evidence Implementation, Knowledge Synthesis (Systematic reviews, Network metanalysis), Pediatrics and Child Nutrition.

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Naghmeh Foroutan

Stream: PhD- Health Technology Assessment Specialization

About Me: I am a Pharm.D., with a Master`s degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy, and a PhD in Pharmacoeconomics. My research interest and focus is mainly developing practical methods and guidelines in pharmaceutical budget impact analyses.

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Federico Germini

Federico Germini

MSc or PhD: MSc student

Field of specialization: HRM Classic

I was born in Perugia, Italy, were I attended medical school and emergency medicine residency.

My research fields include thrombosis, emergency medicine, systematic reviews, and quality of reporting.

I like team sports, reading, hiking, and lay on the couch.

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Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh is a third-year cardiac surgery resident. His focus is on knowledge translation within cardiac surgery. Under Dr. Richard Whitlock’s supervision, he is working on projects involving peri-operative care of cardiac surgery patients; appropriate use of dual antiplatelet therapy and optimizing anticoagulation for patients with valvular heart disease.

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Ayesha Ashraf Javed

Ayesha Javed

Stream: MSc - Population and Public Health

About Me: My research interests include women's health, aging, epidemiology, and genetics. I have a BSc from McMaster University. I'm an avid reader, and enjoy film and writing in my spare time. My thesis supervisor is Dr. Parminder Raina.

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Sujane Kandasamy

Sujane Kandasamy

MSc or PhD: PhD

Field of Specialization: Population and Public Health

Research interests: My research interests include the following: mixed methods, lifecourse epidemiology, cardiovascular disease prevention, Indigenous health, public/patient/community engagement, integrated knowledge translation (Supervisor: Dr. Sonia Anand)

Something fun about you or personal interests, hobbies, etc: I am the co-founder of a non-profit organization (The Starfish Canada) and a personal business (Chrysalis Scientific Media).

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Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

Stream: PhD- Health Technology Assessment

About me: I study psychometric validation and health utility valuation of preference-based quality of life measures, supervised by Dr. Feng Xie. I am proficient with R, SAS, VBA, SQL, SPSS, and Python. I like to unwind with walks in the woods and by reading science fiction. I love to run, play guitar, surf, scuba dive and do yoga!

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Jayneel Limbachia

Jayneel Limbachia

Stream: MSc - HRM classic

About me: I am a medical science graduate from Western University, starting my masters this fall. I will be working with Dr. Sonia Anand on maternal nutrition and its effect on cardiovascular illness in the South Asian population. When I am not thinking about science, I like to play sports outdoors, play the guitar, dance to some music and go on some hikes. I wish to pursue use my HRM knowledge as a clinician scientist in the future.

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Kim Madden

Stream: PhD- Health Research Methodology

About Me: I work in the MacOrtho research group focusing on orthopaedic injuries, large clinical trial management, prevention and epidemiology of intimate partner violence, and trial methodology. I am the HRM Ambassador so please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the program or grad school in general.

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Victoria Miller

Stream: PhD- Population and Public Health Specialization

About Me: My doctoral research interests focus on nutritional epidemiology and non-communicable disease prevention, in particular food security, food policy and the food environment. I transferred from the HRM MSc to the PhD program in 2015 (supervisor: Andrew Mente). I am involved in the Population Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study.

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Alexandra Mayhew

Stream: PhD- Population and Public Health Specialization

About Me: My research interests include nutrition and sarcopenia. My thesis (Supervisor: Dr. Parminder Raina) is evaluating sarcopenia definitions to discriminate between those with and without functional limitations in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). I am also a co-investigator on a CLSA sub study investigating scoring algorithms to improve dietary estimates.

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Rebecca Morgan

Stream: PhD- Health Reserach Methodology

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Julia Pemberton

Stream: PhD- Health Research Methodology

About Me: My doctoral research aims to develop new ways to think about global health research governance using a qualitative interpretive description framework to construct an understanding of how global health research governance is understood, developed and currently used in the Canadian health research system. My study will also evaluate the reflexivity of the Canadian governance model in a current global health research partnership in Zambia, Africa.

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Hudson Reddon

Stream: PhD- Clinical Epidemiology Specialization

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Behnam Sadeghirad

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Stream: PhD- Clinical Epidemiology Specialization

About Me: I am a pharmacy doctor and hold a Master's degree in Public Health. My PhD research (supervisor: Dr. Guyatt) is on the applications of GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) in nutrition with a focus on child health. My research interests include methodology of systematic review and meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, and evidence based medicine.

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Jhalok Ronjan Talukdar

Jhalok

Program: MSc - Health Research Methodology

About me: My research interests include global health ethics, research ethics, clinical trial, systematic reviews and mixed methods study design. I like photography, chess, table tennis, football and cricket. My thesis supervisors are Professor Lisa Schwartz and Dr. Melissa J Parker.

Nidhi Kumar Tyagi


Field of Specialization: HRM classic - Masters in Health Research Methodology


Research interests: breast cancer, cardio-oncology, quality improvement of treatments, improving survivorship for oncology patients. The effects of socio-economic status on oncological outcomes. For fun- I enjoy hiking and enjoying the beautiful outdoor in Hamilton region. My thesis supervisor is Dr. Mark Levine.


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Dena Zeraatkar

Stream: PhD

I am currently completing my MSc in Health Research Methodology (HRM) and will be starting my doctoral studies this fall. My doctoral work is on systematic reviews of published evidence to inform nutrition guidelines. I am part of the HRM Student’s Association, and have been involved in organizing academic events for the HRM program. In my free time I like to read, watch movies, and hang out with my cat, Latte.

 

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