Faculty

The MPH program includes faculty with interest, expertise, and experience in population and public health practice, education, and research.

Faculty who support the MPH are primarily appointed in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) as full, joint, associate or part-time. In addition faculty from across Health Sciences and across campus are working with the program.

This list will continue to grow as faculty are appointed and become involved with the MPH program

Julia Abelson

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Abelson, Julia
Professor
Director, Health Policy PhD Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: public engagement methods and evaluation; values in health policy analysis; politics of health policy

905-525-9140 ext. 22879
abelsonj@mcmaster.ca


Gina Agarwal

MBBS, PhD, MRCGP, CCFP, FCFP, DFFP
Faculty
Family Medicine
Associate Professor

(905) 546-9885
agarg@mcmaster.ca


Elizabeth Alvarez

MD, PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Elizabeth Alvarez
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health promotion; behaviour change; chronic disease prevention and management; mental health; aging; health policy; health systems strengthening; public health; primary care; ecological approaches to health

905-525-9140 ext. 22248
alvare@mcmaster.ca


Ellen Amster

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine and History
Ellen Amster
Associate Professor
Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine; Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Middle East Studies & Islam; Global History of Biomedicine; Maternal & Infant Health in Morocco; Gender Violence

905-525-9140 ext. 20006
amstere@mcmaster.ca


Laura Anderson

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Laura Anderson
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Population and public health; life course epidemiology; chronic disease prevention; obesity; nutrition; measurement; women's and children's health

905-525-9140 ext. 21725
ln.anderson@mcmaster.ca


Emma Apatu

DrPH
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Emma Apatu
Associate Professor
Director, Master of Public Health Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Public health training and education; public health research; health services; health equity; disaster sociology

905-525-9140 ext. 22180
apatue@mcmaster.ca


Andrew Costa

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Andrew Costa
Associate Professor
Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Big Data & geriatric models of care; avoidable emergency department and acute care use among frail older adults

905-525-9140 ext. 22067
acosta@mcmaster.ca


Russell de Souza

ScD, RD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Russell de Souza
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Nutrition and cardiovascular disease; methodological approaches to randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses; nutrition and early-life risk factors for chronic disease

905-525-9140 ext. 22109
desouzrj@mcmaster.ca


Maureen Dobbins

BScN, PhD
Faculty
Nursing
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Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 20455
dobbinsm@mcmaster.ca


Jim Dunn

PhD
Health, Aging & Society
Jim Dunn
Department Chair, Department of Health, Aging & Society
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: socio-economic inequalities in health in urban areas; population health equity

905-525-9140 ext. 23832
jim.dunn@mcmaster.ca


Dale Guenter

MPH, MD
Family Medicine & Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: population health in primary care; health service transformation for people with complex healthcare needs; HIV care; mental health, pain and addiction

905-525-9140 ext. 28951
guentd@mcmaster.ca


Emmanuel Guindon

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Emmanuel Guindon
Associate Professor
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis/Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health equity; economics of health behaviours; health services research; empirical health economics and policy.

905-525-9140 ext. 24658
emmanuel.guindon@mcmaster.ca


Mark Loeb

MD, MSc
Medicine, Pathology and Molecular Medicine; Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Mark Loeb
Professor
Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infectious Diseases
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Influenza; vaccine efficacy; randomized trials; respiratory infections; COVID-19


loebm@mcmaster.ca


Lawrence Mbuagbaw

MD, MPH, PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Lawrence Mbuagbaw
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: trial design; mHealth; infectious diseases; HIV; biostatistics; mother and child health; research synthesis; meta-epidemiology

905-525-9140 ext. 35929
mbuagblc@mcmaster.ca


Paola Muti

Oncology
Paola Muti
Professor

289-244-5136
muti@mcmaster.ca


Julie Richardson

PhD
Faculty
School of Rehabilitation Science
Julie Richardson
Professor
Assistant Dean of Rehabilitation Science Program

905-525-9140 ext. 27811
jrichard@mcmaster.ca


Holger Schünemann

MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Holger Schünemann
Professor, Clinical Epidemiology and Medicine
Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, Research Methods and Recommendations; Director, Cochrane Canada and McMaster GRADE Centre
RESEARCH INTERESTS: guideline development; systematic reviews; health related quality of life; knowledge translation.

905-525-9140 ext. 24931
holger.schunemann@mcmaster.ca


Lisa Schwartz

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Schwartz, Lisa
Professor
Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics
RESEARCH INTERESTS: humanitarian health care ethics; global health ethics; the teaching of ethics in health care education; patient advocacy; research ethics; bioethics; privacy and confidentiality

905-525-9140 ext. 22987
schwar@mcmaster.ca


Lehana Thabane

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; Medicine, Education & Innovation
Thabane, Lehana
Professor
Associate Chair, HEI
RESEARCH INTERESTS: clinical trial methodology in various health research areas; meta-analysis; Bayesian and non-Bayesian analysis; design and analysis of experiments; prediction and decision analysis

905-525-9140 ext. 34905
thabanl@mcmaster.ca


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