Teaching

Teaching requires humility to acknowledge the unknown, an open mind to explore possibilities and the desire to build relationships. My goal is to engage students in an exchange of ideas, hone their analytical skills and illustrate that epidemiological research questions can be answered in multiple ways. Fueled by critical thinking, I strive to plant seeds of curiosity, intrigue and a healthy dose of skepticism.

Coming soon...Fall 2022

Health Services Research |

EPID-837

Department of Public Health Sciences
Queen's University

This course will introduce research methods to evaluate outcomes and the effectiveness of health care services using secondary data. These methodologies are used to answer questions regarding which treatments, services and policies are effective when applied to whole populations in real practice and policy settings.  Students will learn the utility of using secondary data for research purposes and how to critically evaluate health services research studies. This will include the strengths and weaknesses of secondary databases, data accuracy, and bias. The course will have a strong focus on sources of secondary data available in Ontario.

Fundamentals of Epidemiology |

EPIB-601-2

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University

This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to modern epidemiologic concepts and methods. It is designed for graduate students with a variety of backgrounds and experience in public health. It covers, at the graduate level, fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of epidemiologic research and study design. Topics include measures of disease frequency and occurrence, measures of effect, study design, causality, bias and confounding, and interaction/effect measure modification

 

Fall 2018/ Fall 2021

Measurement in Epidemiology |

EPIB-628

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University

Measuring health status is central to health research. This course focuses on methodological issues related to measures of health and disease status encountered in clinical and epidemiological research. Topics include methodology and techniques of evaluating and improving health measurement-instruments and the critical evaluation of studies and papers on the properties of health measurement instruments. A focus is on latent variable models such as principal components, confirmatory factor analysis, latent class models

Fall 2021 

Lectures

A Quasi-Experimental Approach: Using Difference-in-Differences, Principles of Study Design | EPIB 703, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University (November 2019 & 2021)

Understanding Biostatistics, Canadian Hepatitis C Webinar Series (Dec 2017)

 

Effective Communications, Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology | EPIB-706, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University (Sept 2017)

 

Disease Detectives: Investigating Outbreaks Using Epidemiology, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Science Discovery Day. Montreal, Canada (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) 

8 x 2-hour interactive session; 30-35 high school students/session

 

Leader of Epidemiology Small Groups for Medical Students, McGill University (2017, 2018, 2019)

4 x 3-hour interactive session; 15-20 students/session