Sana is an incoming doctoral student in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta. She completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 2013 and a Masters of Science in Global Health in 2018. Her area of research is centered in social determinants of perinatal health with a focus on highlighting pathways to inequalities in maternal and birth outcomes. Sana is well versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Her current work in the DMETRE lab includes the following projects: 1) Association between Social Determinants of Health and Emergency Department Utilization: A systematic review, 2) Lii Zaanfaan (The Children): Understanding Health and Well-being Trajectories of Métis Children in Alberta, and, 3) Misi Yehewin (Big Breath): Understanding the Experiences of COVID-19 among Métis in Alberta.
Sarah is a medical student at the University of Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences Major, Chemistry Minor) and a Research Certificate in Biological Sciences. She is currently working with the DMETRE lab to explore the long term effects of indoor air pollution on the health of children, and she looks forward to expanding her skills in epidemiology with this project. Sarah is recipient of the 2021 Alberta Innovates Health Solutions summer studentship award.
Courtney is a medical student at the University of Alberta. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama. For her Honours thesis, Courtney examined social cognition and functioning in survivors of pediatric brain tumours. Courtney is thrilled to be a member of the DMETRE lab to learn more about perinatal epidemiology, and the impact of social determinants of health in medicine.
Stuart is a Master of Science Student in the Maternal and Child Health Scholarship Program. He previously completed his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. Stuart is interested in research that advocates for children's health. Currently, he is working on his Master's thesis which studies neurodevelopmental disorder prevalence among Indigenous children and neurodevelopmental trajectories of Metis Children in Alberta. Stuart is recipient of several awards supporting his MSc research, including the Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship, Maternal and Child Health Scholarship, and Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry 75th Anniversary Graduate Student Award.
MSc Epidemiology (2017-2020)
MSc Global Health (2017-2019)
Undergraduate Medical Student (2019)
Undergraduate Summer Student (2017)
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