Division of Community Health and Humanities

People - Graduate Students

The following tables detail the students who are currently enrolled in the thesis-based MSc, MHE and PhD graduate programs in the Division and those who have recently graduated from these programs

Current M.Sc. (Med) (Community Health) Students

Student's Name Thesis Supervisor Thesis Topic
Fawaz Almanea Dr. Gadag Quantitative Occupational Risk Assessment in the Clinical Radiological Labs
Erin Cragg Dr. Sarkar The Study of Current Trends in Memorial University's Group Benefit
Ashley Hong Dr. Brunger Women's Narratives from the St. John's Native Friendship Centre: Using Digital Storytelling to Inform Community-based Healing and Violence Prevention
Sadia Hyder Drs. Maddalena & Mulay Career Trajectories of IMG who are unable to Practice in Canada
Qianqian Li Dr. Wang Examining Factors Associated with Weight Control Among Overweight and Obese Individuals in NL
Zhuoru Li Dr. Yanqing Latent Class Growth Modeling of Mental Health
Emily Norton Dr. Traverso-Yepez Exploration of Potential Social Interventions to Guarantee a Quality Start in Life
Christopher Olsen Dr. Brunger Rufugee Blues: A Critical Examination of the Federal Interim Health Program
Nabila Qureshi Drs. Sarkar & Mulay The Challenges Faced by Young Refugees in their Settlement Process in NL
Abdullah Saif Dr. Traverso-Yepez

Accessing child healthcare and social supports: Experiences of international graduate student parents in NL.

Mohammad  Shakil   Dr. Brunger Diversity of Cultural Beliefs and Values:  Challenges for the Health Care System in Canada. 
Christine Shearer Drs. Schiff & Brunger How Traditional Aboriginal Health Methods Can Increase Positive Health Outcomes in Aboriginal Communities
Lian Shi Dr. Wang Obesity, Physical Inactivity and Colorectal Cancer Risk - A Population-based Case Control Study in NL
Anh Thu Vo Dr. Yanqing Yi Wait times in Joint Replacement.

Current M.Sc. (Med) (Applied Health Services) Students (ARTC)
Student's Name Thesis Supervisor Thesis Topic
Serge Beaulieu Dr. Audas Optimizing Performance Reporting: A Case Study at Eastern Health
Heather Conway Dr. Audas Health Services and Utilization Patterns of Children and Youth with Mental Health Conditions in NL
Courtney Abbott Dr. Yanqing Yi Long Term Food Insecurity and Obesity in Newfoundland and Labrador
Aly Inman Dr. Gustafson A Fight for Health: One Transgender Islander’s Journey through Prince Edward Island’s Health Care System
Greg Oliver Dr. Audas Access and Barriers to Services for Youth with Anxiety and Depression
Lauren Rickert Drs. Audas & Hodkinson Impact of Sudden Cardiovascular death from ARVC
Tanisha Wright-Brown Dr. Audas Understanding SES Differences in Health Utilization Patterns of Children and Youth with Neuro-Developmental, Intellectual or Mental Health Disabilities
Julie Carberry Dr. Maddalena Mental Health Effect of Canine Animal Assisted Therapy in Newfoundland
Shauna Wells Dr. Audas The Socio-Economic Impact of Children's Mental Health Conditions on Families in Atlantic Canada
Patrick Murphy Dr. Chafe The Effects of Wait Times on Families with a Recent Diagnosis of Autism in their Child
Ashley Farrell Dr. Mulay Anxiety in Expecting Mothers

Current Master of Health Ethics Students (Thesis-based Route only)

Student's Name Thesis Supervisor Thesis Topic
Ramseyer Apau Bediaka Dr. Kaposy Knowledge and Practice of Health Ethics Among Psychiatric Nurses in Ghana 
Timothy Brennan Dr. Flynn Patient Autonomy and Adults with Dissociative Identity Disorder: Who has the Right to Decide?
Kathryn Bonner Dr. Kaposy Ethics of aging and end of life care, emphasis upon capacity/consent.
Julia Borges Dr. Pullman Exploration of Current Topics in Health Ethics
Biplab Halder Dr. Flynn Justice in Resource Allocation and Ethics in Reproductive Health: An Analysis of the Community Health Clinics System in Bangladesh
Jessica Mullin Dr. Kaposy Removing Birth from the Hospital: An Analysis of the Hospital Maternity Ward as Space and Power
Kevin Vianna Dr. Flynn The Impermissibility of Pre-implanation Genetic Disgnosis in Regards to Intersex Conditions

Current Ph.D. Students

Student's Name

Thesis Supervisor

Thesis Topic

Nicole Babichuk Drs. Sarkar & Mulay A Study of the Environmental and Health Impacts of Rare Earth Mining Activities in NL
Richard Buote Drs. Valcour & Mathews Factors associated with diabetes-related complications among NL residents with diabetes mellitus
Lisa Blundell Dr. Mathews Qualify of Life and Dietary Modifications for Patients with Serious and Terminal Illnesses
Vashti Campbell Drs. Shea & Wilson Social Construction of Diagnosis in Psychiatry & its Implications for Treatment of Disadvantaged Populations
Emily Doyle Dr. Traverso The Impact of NL School Gardens on Food Security and Health
Kimberly Dreaddy Drs. Brunger & Shea The journey to healing: exploring cancer pre-diagnosis for Inuit and Southern Inuit members in Labrador
Heather Foley Dr. Audas Portrait of Chronic Pain in NL
Holly Foley Drs. Heath & Cameron A Mixed Methods Study to Evaluate Mental Health Stigma Intervention for Health Care Professionals in NL
Laura Gilbert Dr. Wang Efficacy and the Triage in HPV Screening
Biplad Halder Dr. Flynn Relational Autonomy and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Beth Halfyard Dr. Wang Examination of Cervical Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention & Control in NL
Rachel Landy Dr. Beausoleil Arts-based HIV/AIDS Education for Aboriginal Youth in Labrador: A Community-based Participatory Action Research Project
Nicole Lewis-Power Dr. Traverso Parental Experiences of Kangeroo Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Megan Morrison Dr. Beausoleil When Loved Ones Move into a Nursing Home: Elderly Caregivers Renegotiating their Lives and Relationships
Pablo Navarro Dr. Maddalena Intra/Extra Sectorial Efforts by the Health System to Create Equitable Healthy Built Environments in NL
Kelli O'Brien Dr. Audas Evaluation of the Quality of Restorative Care asa Transitional Care Intervention for Older Adults
Nathaniel Pollock Drs. Mulay & Jong Understanding the Factors that Contribute to Suicide within Labrador's Aboriginal Communities
Peggy Rauman Dr. Traverso Horizontal Violence in the Nursing Profession
Jinelle Ramlackhansingh Dr. Brunger The Professional Identity Development of Pre-Clerkship Medical Students at Memorial University: A Case Study 
Dustin Silvey Drs. Dubroski & Donovan Introduction of Combat Sports to Fight Depression in Youth in Aboriginal Communities
Aleksandra Stefanovic-Chafe Dr. Audas Comparing & evaluating supported employment programs for individuals with mental health disabilities
Amit Sundly Dr. Traverso-Yepez Investigating ways to improve the intergenerational health of children with adverse childhood experiences: A socio-ecological approach to resilience.
Ahmad Wassif Drs. Mulay & Najafizada Social Determinants of Demand for Maternal and Child Health Care Services in Afghanistan
Valerie Webber Dr. Brunger Public Privates: Measure B, Pornographic Sex, and the Ethics of Public Health
Jennifer Woodrow Dr. Wang The Aging Population and its Health Impact on NL: Long-term Projections and Statistical Simulations for Selected Chronic Health Conditions and Disability
Miriam Yonazi Dr. Gustafson HPV Awareness Among Youth and Young Adults in Newfoundland: A Mixed Methods Study


For a listing of students who have graduated from our thesis-based graduate programs since 2004, please click here.