Meet the CJPH Editors

Editor-in-Chief | Rédactrice en chef

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Louise Potvin, PhD (Université de Montréal). Professor, School of Public Health. Canada Research Chair in Community Approaches and Health Inequalities. Scientific Director of the Centre de recherche en santé publique affiliated with Université de Montréal and with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-Montréal. Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Louise was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2014.
Areas of expertise: Population health intervention research; Intersectoral action; Health promotion; Health inequalities; Community development; Collaborative research.

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Pierre Ayotte, PhD (Université Laval, CHU de Québec Research Centre and Institut national de santé publique du Québec). 
Areas of expertise: Environmental health; Environmental toxicology; Analytical toxicology; Developmental toxicology; Toxicant-nutrient interactions; Indigenous health.

Susan ElliottSusan J. Elliott, PhD (University of Waterloo). Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Management.
Areas of expertise: Global environment and health; Water, sanitation and hygiene; Gender; Integrated knowledge translation.


Jacqueline Gahagan, PhD (Dalhousie University). Full Professor, Health Promotion, Faculty of Health.J Gahagan_2020 Co-Director, Atlantic Interdisciplinary Research Network for Social and Behavioural Aspects of HIV and HCV (AIRN). Founding Fellow, MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance.
Areas of expertise: Mixed methods health promotion and health policy research; Sex and gender in research; Health equity; Marginalized populations, including LGBTQ2S, and populations impacted by HIV, HCV and other STBBIs; Health program evaluation.

New Content ItemJeff Masuda, PhD (Queen’s University). Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Equity.
Areas of expertise: Housing and homelessness; Social and environmental justice; Participatory action research; Sociospatial dimensions of health and wellness.

New Content ItemLindsay McLaren, PhD (University of Calgary). Professor and CIHR/PHAC/AIHS Applied Public Health Chair (2014-19).
Areas of expertise: Population and public health intervention research; Public policy; Social inequities in health; Quantitative methods; Critical public health.


New Content ItemDavid M. Moore, MDCM, MHSc FRCPC (School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia). Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine.
Areas of expertise: HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections; Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men; Observational studies; Health services research; Global health; Mental health and substance use; Implementation science.

NNew Content Itemazeem Muhajarine, PhD (University of Saskatchewan). Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine; and Director, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU).
Areas of expertise: Population health intervention research; Social epidemiology; Maternal and child health; Early childhood development; Place and health; Community-university partnerships.

ENew Content Itemric Mykhalovskiy, PhD (York University). Professor, Department of Sociology.
Areas of expertise: Qualitative methodology; Institutional ethnography; HIV/AIDS; Critical social science; Public health and the criminal law.


New Content ItemCory Neudorf, MD, MHSc, FRCPC (University of Saskatchewan). Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine. Medical Director, Health Surveillance and Reporting, Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Areas of expertise: Public health practice; Healthy public policy; Health equity; Social determinants of health; Population health intervention research.

New Content ItemJanet Smylie, MD, MPH, CCFP (University of Toronto, Unity Health Toronto). Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Advancing Generative Health Services for Indigenous Populations. Director, Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing.
Areas of expertise: Indigenous health; Applied Indigenous epidemiology; Population health intervention research; Health equity; Health information systems; Health service and program evaluation; Community-partnered research.

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Helen Trottier, MSc, PhD (CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal). Epidemiologist and Associate Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.
Areas of expertise: Infectious diseases.

New Content ItemPaul J. Villeneuve, PhD (Carleton University). Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Neuroscience. Affiliated Scientist, Ontario Occupational Cancer Research Centre.
Areas of expertise: Epidemiology; Environmental health; Occupational health; Biostatistics; Record linkage studies; Air pollution; Radiation

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Daniel Fuller, PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland). Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity. Principal investigator on the INTerventions, Research, and Action in Cities (INTERACT)
team and co-lead of the Neighbourhood Factors Team for the Canadian Urban Environmental Health (CANUE) Research Consortium.
Areas of expertise: Population health intervention research; Physical activity; Natural experiments; Transportation and health; Healthy cities.

Associate Editors | Rédacteurs associés

Cécile Aenishaenslin, DVM, MSc, PhD (Université de Montréal). Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Researcher, Centre de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal et du CIUSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Chercheur-Boursier J1 FRQS.
Areas of expertise: One Health; Emerging infectious diseases; Epidemiology; Participatory research.

Jean-Charles Basson, PhD (Université de Toulouse, France). Directeur de l’Institut Fédératif d’Études et de Recherches Interdisciplinaires Santé Société (IFERISS) de l'Université de Toulouse, France; Expert auprès du Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique (HCSP) de Paris; Vice-Président de l’Institut de Recherche Collaborative sur l’Activité Physique et la Promotion de la Santé (ReCAPPS).Women and Health.
Domaines d’expertise: Gouvernement des populations via la santé publique; Sociologie politique de l'action publique de santé; Promotion de la santé; Inégalités sociales de santé; Santé communautaire.

Brenda Beagan, PhD (Dalhousie University). Sociologist in the Faculty of Health, former Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Women and Health.
Areas of expertise: Social inequities; Health professions; Qualitative research.

Natalie Beausoleil, PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland). Professor of Social Sciences and Health, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine.
Areas of expertise: Social production of gender, body, health and illness through popular, medical and scientific discourses; Women's experience of health, illness and the body; Feminist qualitative and arts-based research; Arts and medical humanities; Critical obesity scholarship and fat studies.

David Beran, PhD (Université de Genève). Researcher and Lecturer, Division of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine.
Areas of expertise: Health systems; Management of chronic diseases; Patient needs; Access to insulin and the issue of multi-morbidity.

Robert Bortolussi, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS (Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University). Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Areas of expertise: Global health research; Pediatric infectious diseases; Immunization; Neonatal infection; Research capacity building; Collaborative research

Jennifer Dean, PhD (University of Waterloo). Assistant Professor, School of Planning. Co-Director Geographies of Health in Place (GoHelP) Research Group.
Areas of expertise: Place effects on health; Urban planning; Healthy and inclusive built environments; Transportation and health; New mobilities; Migration and health inequities; Qualitative methods; Community-based and collaborative research.

Joan M. Eakin, PhD. (University of Toronto). Professor Emerita, Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Areas of expertise: Qualitative research methodology; Sociology of health; Work-related health and safety.

Joshua Evans, PhD (University of Alberta). Assistant Professor, Human Geography. Research Lead for the Affordable Housing Solutions Lab.
Areas of expertise: Housing and homelessness; Spaces of policymaking; Health inequalities; Mental health recovery; Social innovation; Participatory research.

Deshayne Fell, PhD (University of Ottawa). Scientist at CHEO Research Institute. Adjunct Scientist at ICES.
Areas of expertise: Maternal-child population health research; Immunization and infection during pregnancy; Public health.

Sarah Funnell, MD (Queen’s University). Director, Indigenous Health, Department of Family Medicine. First Nations family physician and public health specialist. Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa.
Areas of expertise: Indigenous health; Public health; Family medicine; Health equity; Epidemiology.

Marilou Gagnon, RN, PhD (University of Victoria). Associate Professor in Nursing and Scientist at the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research.
Areas of expertise [all informed by critical theory and qualitative methodologies]: HIV/AIDS; Cannabis; Harm reduction; Supervised consumption services; Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure and drug use; Stigma; Public health surveillance and practices; Homelessness; Ethics; Social justice.

Jacques E. Girard, MD, FRCP (Université de Laval). Global Health Director/Directeur en santé mondiale, Faculté de médecine.
Areas of expertise: Health systems analysis; Human resources for health; Primary care models; Social determinants of health; Social accountability in medicine.

Jenny Godley, PhD (University of Calgary). Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Chair, Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board.
Areas of expertise: Social determinants of health; Social class; Discrimination; Social network analysis; Research ethics.

Trevor Hancock, MB, BS, MHSc. Retired Professor and Senior Scholar, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria. Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (UK).
Areas of expertise: Population health promotion; Healthy cities and communities; Health and environment; Health in the Anthropocene; Healthy public policy; Health futurism.

Rachel Herron, PhD (Brandon University). Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment; Canada Research Chair in Rural and Remote Mental Health.
Areas of expertise: Mental health; Rural health; Aging; Dementia; Care and caregiving; Social inclusion; Gender and health; Qualitative research

Angela Kaida, PhD (Simon Fraser University). Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Areas of expertise: Epidemiology; Global health; Women’s health; HIV; Sexual and reproductive health; Community-based research.

Rod Knight, PhD (University of British Columbia). Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. Research Scientist at British Columbia Centre on Substance Use.
Areas of expertise: Social determinants of health among sexual and gender minority populations; Substance use and addictions; Sexual health; Qualitative methods.

Odette Laplante, MD, FRCPC, MSc (Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches). Public Health Leadership Fellow (University of Illinois at Chicago).
Areas of expertise: Health surveillance; Health promotion and community health; Health equity; Public health leadership; Global health.

Jennifer Leason, PhD (University of Calgary). Assistant Professor. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Research Chair, Tier II, Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness.
Areas of expertise: Maternal/child health; Health disparities and inequities; Healthcare utilization; Socio-cultural contexts of Indigenous maternal child wellness.

Mary Ellen Macdonald, PhD (McGill University). Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry.
Areas of expertise: Medical anthropology; Qualitative research; Indigenous health; Oral public health; Public health palliative care.

Raglan Maddox (Modewa Clan, Papua New Guinea), PhD, MPH (Australian National University). Fellow and Study Director, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Evaluation, National Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health.
Areas of expertise: Working with Indigenous communities and health service providers to obtain information to better understand, inform and evaluate health service programs and policies.

Debbie Martin, PhD (Dalhousie University). Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples’ Health and Well-Being.
Areas of expertise: Social and structural dimensions of Indigenous health; Health promotion; Community-based and community-led research; Chronic disease prevention.

Richard Massé, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Université de Montréal). Directions régionales de santé publique de Montréal et du Nunavik. Professeur honoraire, Université de Montréal. Professeur adjoint, Université McGill.
Areas of expertise: Politiques publiques et évaluation d’impact en santé; Maladies infectieuses; Inégalités sociales de santé; Promotion de la santé.

Gwenn Menvielle, PhD (Inserm - Sorbonne University, Paris).
Areas of expertise: Health inequalities; Cancer survivorship; Cancer screening; Work and health.

Blake Poland, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Director, Collaborative Graduate Specialization in Community Development. Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion.
Areas of expertise: Community development; Community resilience; Settings approach to health promotion; Critical qualitative health research; Community-based research; Social theory; Sustainability transitions; Spirituality and health.

Elaine Power, PhD (Queen’s University). Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Studies. Head,
Department of Gender Studies.
Areas of expertise: Food studies; Food insecurity; Fat studies; Basic income; Public health sociology; Qualitative research.

Marie-France Raynault, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Université de Montréal). Professeur émérite. Chef du Département de médecine préventive et santé publique du CHUM. Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Areas of expertise: Public health intervention; Health promotion; Health inequalities; Social policies; Poverty; Vulnerable populations.

Melanie Rock, PhD, RSW (University of Calgary). Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences.
Areas of expertise: Community services; Healthy cities; Medical anthropology; One Health promotion; Public health ethics; Social theory; Qualitative methodologies.

Laura C. Rosella, PhD, MHSc (University of Toronto). Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics. Site Director at ICES U of T and Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute. Founder and Scientific Director, Population Health Analytics Lab.
Areas of expertise: Population health; Population-based risk tools to support public health planning; Health services research; Public health policy.

Lori Ross, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Areas of expertise: Sexual and gender minority health; Mental health; Sexual and reproductive health; Mixed methods research; Community-based research.

Mikiko Terashima, PhD (Dalhousie University). Assistant Professor, School of Planning, Research Associate, Health Populations Institute (Dal), Cross-appointed at the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology (Dal).
Areas of expertise: Socio-spatial epidemiology; Health inequalities; Accessible design in the built environment; Urban planning; Social determinants of health indicators.

Jane Underwood, BScN, MBA (McMaster University). Associate Clinical Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing.
Areas of expertise: Public health practice; Research and administration; Collaborative research; Public health nursing.

Reg Warren (Ottawa). Editorial board member for 30 years. Formerly: Director of Research, Traffic Injury Research Foundation; Director of Health Promotion Research, Health Canada; Visiting Scholar, Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto.
Areas of expertise: Linking researchers and policy makers to create innovative, evidence-based healthy public policies.

Christy Woolcott, PhD (Dalhousie University). Associate Professor, Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit (Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Pediatrics), Cross-appointed at the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology.
Areas of expertise: Perinatal epidemiology; Maternal health; Secondary data; Chronic disease epidemiology; Cancer epidemiology; Developmental origins of health and disease.

Christina Zarowsky, MD, MPH, PhD (University of Montreal). Professor and Chair, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal. Researcher, Centre de recherche en santé publique de l'Université de Montréal et du CIUSSS du centre-sud de Montréal. Extraordinary Professor, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Areas of expertise: Global health; Social determinants of health; Health policy and systems; Migration; HIV; One Health; Medical anthropology; Implementation science.