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ANA JOHNSON

Principal Investigator

Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate training in economics from Nottingham University in England, and her Master's in Economics from the University of Houston. She completed a PhD in Health Economics/Health Services Research from the University of Texas Health Science Centre, School of Public Health, in Houston.  Subsequently she worked as Assistant Professor at the Centre for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She then went to McMaster University, where she obtained a CIHR Career Award. Dr. Johnson went to Queen's University as Canada Research Chair in Health Policy. She is the former site Director of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Queen's Health Services Research Facility, and is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

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SAGE NAKAGAWA

PHD Student

Educational Background: BA Economics/Biology, University of California, Davis; MSc Health Administration, California State University, Long Beach; MBA, Syracuse University
Supervisor: Ana Johnson
Thesis Advisory Committee:  Bradley Stoner, Colleen Davison
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SUNNY CUI

Research Coordinator

As our experienced Research Adviser, Sunny Cui is a fundamental part of what makes Johnson Lab such a successful Research Lab. They are truly an invaluable member of our hardworking team.

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TRISTAN DERRY

MSc, Epidemiology

My thesis is on the quantitative evaluation of the medication adherence project. I will be assessing how an online pharmacy impacts medication adherence and clinical outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension, who take multiple medications. I will also be assisting with the economic and qualitative components. In addition, I have been involved with the GONA evaluation. In my free time I love to garden. Some other hobbies include volleyball, cooking, and tennis.

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SOFIA DELL

Undergraduate Life Sciences Student

I am working in Dr. Johnson’s lab and I take interest in public health sciences because of its diversity and applicability to day to day life. In my free time I like to listen to music, play with my dog, and explore new recipes.

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CADENCE OSWALD-SMITH

Undergraduate Life Sciences Student

I have a passion for public health and hope to pursue a career in health policy and administration. I am currently assisting Dr. Johnson’s lab with the Health Links project. In my free time in enjoy baking and going on walks.

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HANNAH MCGREGOR

Undergraduate Life Sciences Student

I am currently assisting in Dr. Johnson's lab with various projects. My research interests included public health, economics, as well as resource allocation. Some of my hobbies include reading, listening to music, and baking.

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SARAH RABI

MSc in Community Health Sciences (at the University of Calgary)

I am an MSc student with an avid interest in all things person-centered care. This has led to my participation in multiple different research projects at Queen's University and the University of Calgary. I received my BSc Honours degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University in June 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Johnson. Despite moving back to Calgary for graduate school, I continue to work with Dr. Johnson and the Native American Health Centre in Oakland, CA to promote the importance of providing culturally safe health care.

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ROSE-ELISA VACCARO 

Undergraduate Life Sciences Student

Throughout my time at Queen’s, I have developed an interest in epidemiology and public health sciences. I am currently assisting in Dr. Johnson’s lab on Elizabeth Hore’s PhD research. I enjoy cooking, spinning, and hanging out with friends!

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KATE STARR

Undergraduate Health Sciences Student

I am presently assisting with numerous projects at Dr. Johnson's lab. Public and global health, resource management, and health policy are a few of my areas of research interest. Some of my hobbies include basketball, soccer, and cooking.

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DEVON OSTROM

PhD Culture / Interdisciplinary 

Devon co-leads research on the creative, sensory and physical accessibility of public spaces. Past health research topics include art in acute psychiatric faculties, market scans and materials science.  Devon holds a Masters of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths. Past art, teaching, curating and advocacy projects can be found at: http://www.ostrom.ca 

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ABBEY MCCREERY

Undergraduate Life Sciences Student

Throughout my undergraduate degree I have developed a passion for public health science and epidemiology. I will be joining Dr. Johnson’s lab for a 499 thesis project to further pursue my interests in health policy. I also enjoy baking, figure skating and working with youth organizations in my free time. 

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SINAN KAKA

Undergraduate Health Sciences Student

I am currently assisting Dr. Johnson’s lab with various projects. My research interests include public health, such as epidemiology and looking at cost-benefit analysis to help determine the best preventative approaches or treatments for different health conditions. I also really like bioethics! Some of my hobbies include swimming, hiking, and travelling. 

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KADEN RACICOT 

Undergraduate Life Sciences Student

During my time at Queens I have specifically developed a passion for human health, public health, and epidemiology. I am currently working in Dr. Johnson's lab. In my free time I enjoy flying, going to the gym and refereeing hockey.

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CARMELA RAPINO

Undergraduate Health Sciences Student

I have a passion for public health, assessing health policy with an equity lens, and understanding how the social determinants of health impact the populations health. I am currently assisting Dr. Johnson’s lab with the Health Links project. In my free time I enjoy dancing, spending time with family and friends, and listening to music. 

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SENTHUJAN SENKAIAHLIYAN

Masters in Health Administration

Aspiring health services administrator and researcher looking to leverage AI and big data analytics to improve the delivery of healthcare. Passionate about equitable and universal healthcare for all. 

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CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL

PhD, Epidemiology

Throughout my undergraduate and graduate degrees I have developed a strong interest in the public health sciences. My current research will be focused on the potential economic and mental health benefits of art-related interventions within a prison setting. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing and finding new music to listen to.

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ELIZABETH HORE

PhD, Epidemiology

I am researching frailty in relation to patient costs, resource utilization and mortality after cardiac surgery. I'm currently creating a population-level frailty assessment tool that can be applied to large patient datasets. I also aim to ask doctors, patients and hospital administrators how this tool could be useful in the clinic. In my spare time, I enjoy playing softball, singing and laughing with friends.

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KRISTEN KYONE

Undergraduate Health Sciences

As a Volunteer Research Assistant for Dr. Johnson’s lab, I am interested in analyzing the cost-effectiveness of certain healthcare programs and services in hopes of improving decisions about allocating resources to patients. In my free time, I love to dance, journal, and listen to music!

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KAVI DALSANIA

Undergraduate Health Sciences

I'm currently working on multiple projects in Dr. Johnson's lab. My research interests include public health, resource management, and health policy. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, playing hockey, basketball, soccer, and experimenting with cooking.

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LILY HARASYMCZUK 

Undergraduate Health Sciences

I am currently assisting in Dr. Johnson's lab to complete my project for the HSCI 591 course. I am interested in public health and health equity. In my free time I enjoy reading, painting, and going on walks. 

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ARMAAN JAFFER

Undergraduate Health Sciences

The sociology and economics of healthcare fascinate me, and I'm really excited to be contributing to the Johnson Group. I'm looking forward to evaluating how we can optimize treatment delivery, and, consequently, improve access to and quality of care. 

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NIMA NEZHADI

Undergraduate Health Sciences

I am assisting in Dr. Johnson’s lab with a particular interest in health policy and resource management. I believe in a holistic approach to health that addresses the social determinants. I enjoy snowboarding and coaching soccer!

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GANESH RAMANATHAN

Undergraduate Health Sciences

I am currently assisting Dr. Johnson's lab with numerous projects. I have developed a passion for public health research because it is critical to creating patient-centered care with better outcomes. My research interests include the health links project and economically evaluating postoperative pain management programs in Rwanda. In my free time, I love to cycle, travel, and play sports like soccer and cricket!

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BAHAR ARIA

Undergraduate Health Sciences

I am assisting in Dr. Johnson's lab, and I am interested to learn more about various aspects of public health sciences and epidemiology. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

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ROBIN GRAHAM

Recent Life Sciences Graduate

I started volunteering in Dr. Johnson's lab due to my interests in public health, global health and the older-adult population. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling and crocheting.

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SUSAN ZHOU

Undergraduate Health Sciences

As a long-time advocate for better minority representation in healthcare, I have a passion for projects in public health policy. I am currently working to expand my knowledge of research in the public health sector, health policy, and social determinants of health by assisting in Dr. Johnson's lab.

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MEL DUBE

PhD(c), Health Quality

Educational Background: Bsc Specialist Practice- Critical Care (Univeristy of the West of England), Master in Innovation Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Queen's University) Supervisor: Ana Johnson Thesis Advisory Committee: Paul Bowie, Catherine Donnelly Thesis focus: my areas of interest is agile policy and addressing/closing the gap between work as done vs work as imagined (policy). Hobbies: Competitive road cyclist, playing team sports (hockey, soccer) and running.

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CHRISTIANNE GODARD

Master of Public Health

I am a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Primary Health Care. I returned to Graduate studies to study Public Health Sciences, specifically to pursue greater knowledge of health research methods, health policy and improved application of evidence-based decision making. I am interested in all aspects of Primary Health Care delivery, program planning and evaluation, quality improvement, and health Human Resources. I currently work at CFB Kingston serving the members of the Canadian Forces as a civilian NP. I am a peer advisor to my colleagues through the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), Quality Assurance Program. I also work casually for a virtual care platform delivering primary care. 

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