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 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 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 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 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 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.