Tina assists with our return to work in the construction sector project, which aims to enhance understanding of the barriers and facilitators to early and safe return to work in Ontario’s construction sector. She is pursuing an MSc in Population and Public Health at the UBC School of Population and Public Health and holds a BSc in Chemistry, Life Science & Physics, also from UBC.
Jonathan is a Research Associate at the Institute for Work & Health and a PhD candidate in epidemiology at the University of Toronto. He is working on Partnership projects evaluating the effectiveness of health and safety regulations and comparing return to work outcomes across jurisdictions. He holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BSc from Simon Fraser University.
Ailin is a statistical analyst focusing on return to work outcomes in the construction sector. She is a PhD candidate in the Economics Department at McGill University. Her main research fields include labor economics, applied econometrics, and program evaluation. Her dissertation focuses on estimating the effects of childcare programs on child outcomes and maternal employment. She also conducts research focusing on immigration policies, citizenship status, and immigrants’ labor market outcomes.
Technical Writer and Research Coordinator
Andrea is working on Partnership projects to evaluate occupational health and safety program effectiveness. She completed her PhD at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health. Her dissertation investigated the impacts of common mental disorders on work disability outcomes after work-related musculoskeletal injury, with a specific focus on sex and gender. She also holds a BSc and MSc in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Her research interests include workforce mental health, work disability policy, co- and multi-morbidity, and the social determinants of health in a work and occupation context.
Dr. Robert Macpherson leads comparative projects concerning work-related injuries and return-to-work across Canadian provinces using workers’ compensation data. Robert holds an MA (hons) and MSc from the University of Dundee, and a PhD from the University of St Andrews, all in human geography. Prior to joining the Partnership, he completed his doctoral research on the labour market integration and internal migration of immigrant populations in Sweden. He has also conducted research projects on topics ranging from geographical access to higher education in rural communities, residential segregation and mobility, and international student mobility. Robert’s key strengths and interests are in applying quantitative research methods to large administrative registry data.
Director, Privacy and Operations
Suhail has many years of experience in public health research, program development and management. She is a Canadian-certified privacy officer with a very strong background in data access, privacy and security in population health research. In addition to Bachelor degrees in arts and science, she holds internationally recognized certification on Information Privacy Management and Research Law. She has initiated, coordinated, and facilitated evaluation studies, epidemiological studies and public health forums. Suhail has also worked at UBC with Population Data BC, the Department of Health, Safety and Environment, the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre, the Faculty of Medicine’s Evaluation Studies Unit and for the CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Program to Bridge Public Health, Engineering and Policy Research “Bridge Program.”
Kim is an analyst for our program of research evaluating the Certificate of Recognition program in various jurisdictions. She completed a PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health in 2019. Her dissertation research examined 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 also 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.
Dawn is the Partnership expert in data visualization and information communication. She holds a Master of Public Health from the UBC School of Population and Public Health and a BA in Geography. She uses mapping to explore geographic variation in work-related health risks and outcomes and also teaches cartography classes in the UBC Department of Geography. Dawn is interested in methods of effective graphical communication of health data and statistics, and in using mapping to explore, communicate and address geographic disparities in health and health care.
Hannah provides research assistance on various projects. She is currently focused on data extraction and development for our project evaluating the effect of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) on injury rates in Saskatchewan. She holds a BSc in Psychology from McGill University and previously worked as a research assistant at the UBC Centre for Blood Research.
Sharon is studying violence prevention programs in BC. She is also 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 is leading the collection of information that will enhance understanding of the barriers and facilitators to early and safe return to work for a Partnership project on Ontario’s construction sector. She is also pursuing her PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. 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.
Lillian provides programming and data analysis for various Partnership projects, including our work on gender, work, and health. She holds a BSc (Hons) in biochemistry from UBC and previously worked in virology research. Lillian also completed a second BSc degree in computer science, combined with statistics.
Masoud is a statistical analyst focusing on our Certificate of Recognition (COR) Audit predictive validity project. He joined PWHS after thirteen years working at the UBC Brain Research Centre. He holds a Masters degree in statistics from Iran.