Current students

Kelvin Choi

MSc Student

Email: kchoi91@mail.ubc.ca

Kelvin is pursuing his MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. His thesis work examines how workplace violence plays a role in affecting return-to-work outcomes. Kelvin is also currently working with the Partnership on a project exploring leading and lagging indicators of risk of workplace violence, where he focuses on narrative literature review and engages with various stakeholders to research both academic and real-world knowledge on the effects of workplace violence. Kelvin holds a BSc in General Science from UBC.

Amy Hall

PhD Student

Email: amyhall@mail.ubc.ca

Amy is pursuing her PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Her dissertation research is focused on organizational decision making related to shiftwork schedules, shiftworkers’ exposure to light at night, and the effects of shiftwork on mental health. Her other research interests include shiftwork and nutrition, and occupational exposures in healthcare settings. Amy holds a BScN from the University of Toronto, and worked as a Registered Nurse in acute and critical care settings prior to obtaining her MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from UBC.

Andrea Jones

PhD Student

Email: andrea.jones@alumni.ubc.ca

Andrea is pursuing her PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Her dissertation research will investigate the role of gender/sex in occupational health with a specific focus on the role of mental health comorbidities on disability duration due to workplace musculoskeletal injury. Andrea is also a Fellow in the UBC Bridge Strategic Training Program and a recipient of a UBC Graduate Student Initiative Award. Prior to joining the Partnership, she completed a BSc (Kinesiology, Biology) and MSc (Motor Control and Learning) at McMaster University.

Kim McLeod

PhD Student

Email: kim.mcleod@ubc.ca

Kim is pursuing her PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Her dissertation research examines the effect of of prevention activities, including punitive measures such as inspections and orders and more cooperative measures such as education and consultations, on workplace injury rates. She holds a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta, a JD from UBC, and an MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from UBC.

Anita Minh

PhD Student

Email: anita.minh@ubc.ca

Anita is pursuing her PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. She has a background in social and life-course epidemiology with interest in diverse topics related to child, youth, and maternal health. Her current research focuses on youth mental health in the psychosocial context of the transition to adulthood. Her doctoral work will examine how youth fare in the labour market entry period in countries across North America and Europe.

Johannes Rebane

MSc Student

Email: johannes.rebane@ubc.ca

Johannes is pursuing his MSc in Population and Public Health at UBC where he is currently an R. Howard Webster Graduate Fellow. His primary area of interest is psychiatric epidemiology, with an emphasis on workplace mental health. His thesis research focuses on the effect of industry- and firm-level factors on the incidence of mental illness in the workplace and the effect of psychological injury on return-to-work trajectories. Prior to joining the Partnership, Johannes worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and non-profits, primarily within the health care and insurance sectors.

Sharon Provost

PhD Student

Email: sharon.provost@alumni.ubc.ca

Sharon is an Interdisciplinary Studies PhD student combining Population and Public Health, Organizational Behaviour/Human Resources, and Nursing to explore factors contributing to sustaining a psychologically safe and healthy work environment for health care workers. With a BSN from UBC, a Masters of Leadership from Royal Roads and a 32 year career in healthcare leadership, scheduling and human resources, Sharon is interested in contributing to research and knowledge that can be applied by healthcare leaders to create and sustain healthier workplaces.

Kimberly Sharpe

PhD Student

Email: kimberly.sharpe@ubc.ca

Kimberly is pursuing her PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Her dissertation research focuses on regional variation in hospital admissions, surgeries, physician visits, and diagnostic tests in in workers’ compensation systems in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Her research will lead to a better understanding of differences in access to health care and the impact these differences may have on disability duration and return-to-work outcomes. Prior to joining the Partnership, Kimberly worked in injury research and neuroethics. She holds a BA in Anthropology and History and MA in Social Dimensions of Health from the University of Victoria.

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