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Welcome to a summary of the students and research activities of Dr Raywat Deonandan’s scientific research program.

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Research Focus:

Dr Deonandan’s work concerns the intersection between the “three E’s” of Ethics, Epidemiology and Education.
The major programs subtending this intersection are:

  1. Exploring the ethics of reproductive tourism and the global trade in assisted reproductive technologies
  2. Measuring and improving the health status and health knowledge of AmerIndians in the deep forest of Guyana
  3. Using “dirty epidemiology” to process indicator databases to extract global health wisdom

 

Students:

Check out photos of past and present students on the Flickr page.

1. Previous Graduate Students:

Asha Gajaria was a student in the M.Sc. program in Health Systems. Her thesis title is “Patient and provider expectations in healthcare: An qualitative analysis of patient satisfaction data.” She was co-supervised by Dr Wojtek Michalowski. Asha successfully defended her thesis in December, 2013.
Maya Patel was a student in the M.Sc. program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Her thesis title is “An Exploration of the Definitions and Health Impacts of Slum Dwelling in India.” She was co-supervised by Dr Angel Foster. Maya successfully defended her thesis in December, 2014
Jessica Scott was a student in the M.Sc. program in Health Systems. Her thesis title is “Perceived Barriers to the use of Electronic Health Records for Infectious Disease Surveillance in Canada.” She was co-supervised by Dr Craig Kuziemsky. Jessica successfully defended her thesis in December, 2014
Fatima Mougharbel was a student in the M.Sc. program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Her thesis project is a systematic review of the evidence associated with using omega-3 fatty acids for treating post-partum depression. Fatima successfully defended her thesis in June, 2015
MacKenzie Turpin was a student in the M.Sc. program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. His thesis title is, “Using Administrative and Clinical Data for Ophthalmological Investigation in Rural India.” MacKenzie successfully defended his thesis in June, 2015
Peter Scalia was a student in the M.Sc. program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Peter’s thesis title is, “Factors Associated With Head Trauma Among Professional Mixed Martial Arts Athletes.” Peter successfully defended his thesis in Aug, 2015
Elena Yammine was a student in the M.Sc. program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Elena’s thesis title is, “Factors Associated With Employment For Graduates of Canadian Health Sciences Undergraduate University Programs.” Elena successfully defended her thesis in June, 2016.

2. Current Graduate Students:

Ashley Weeks is a student in the M.Sc. program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. She is co-supervised by Dr Kristi Adamo.
Morgann Reid is a student in the M.Sc. program in Health Systems. She is co-supervised by Dr Craig Kuziemsky and Dr Michelle Lem.
Louay Khir is a student in the M.Sc. program in Health Systems. He is co-supervised by Dr Craig Kuziemsky.
Metasebia (Metty) Afework Assefa is a student in the M.Sc. program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.

 

3. Undergraduate Independent Research Students:

2017
Justina Marianayagam Indigenous medicine access for patients in NWT medical centres
Clemence Ongolo-Zogo Critical Research to Advance Infant Feeding (CRAIF): Infant feeding among Black women living with HIV. Community based participatory research.
2016
Alexandra Rosse An analysis of medical assistant in dying cases in Ontario: understanding the patient demographics of case uptake in Ontario since the royal assent and amendments of bill c-14
Shaezeen Syed Exploring health behaviours and psychological factors in rehabilitation patients
Stpehanie Wiafe Infectious disease modelling
Meghan Laverty Librarians’ perceptions of predatory journals
Lissa Bair Pain scales
Imane Foudil-bey The effect of cyclooxydase 8 nitric oxide on sweating and skin blood flow in individuals with Type 1 Diabetes
Brian Wong Using Social Media Analytics to Forecast Mental Health Trends
Chenoa Cassidy-Matthews The Risk of Pre-Eclampsia among HIV-positive Mothers: a Systematic Review
Kristina Baier The danger of medical care provision in conflict settings: an evaluation of the lessons learned from the Health Care in Danger Project
Maha Temkit Light mediated repair of tissue
2015
Melissa Lavigne Barriers to Implementing Infectious Disease Control Measure in Canada
Stefan Litvinjenko Modelling Ebola in AnyLogic Software
2014
Cara Elliott Developing a new population health indicator for mental health responsiveness
Shehbaz Ahmad Identifying the risks of cardiometabolic diseases and their markers from sedentary time in South Asian populations
Margaret Frere The relationship between temporal trends and demographic realities in
organ donation in the USA
Mona Ahmad Understanding Dementia Awareness For Tackling Stigma in Cusco, Peru
Nodine Sangwa Evaluation of a Health Communications Initiative in Rwanda
Annalise Mathers Review of Issues in Global Health Financing
Gabby Dupuis Are Facebook Suicide Memorial Pages in Compliance with WHO Suicide Prevention Guidelines?
Saba Ali Socio-Economic Characteristics of Ebola Outrbeaks in Africa
2013
Camille Andrzejewski Folding Health into Canada’s Climate Change Debate
Megan Deyman Analysis of websites of Indian fertility clinics with respect to the provision of PGD services
Louay Khir Demographic and Economic Factors Associated With Trends in Large for Gestational Age (LGA) Births in US States
Priscilla Karnabi Attitudes regarding physicians’ accessibility via social media
Luan Tran Implantation of ABSORBTM Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Sarah Bowers Comparison of Economic and Health Trajectories of BRIC Nations
Meghan Perrin Effects of non-disclosure prosecution on the health and well-being of MSM living with HIV as it related to HIV prevention in Ontario
Zach Ferrao A epidemiological and molecular investigation of the gestational weight gain guidelines
Wynn Peterson Barriers to village-based training for post-partum haemorrhage
2012
Eric Ho Excess deaths avoided by the polio vaccine in Canada
Andreea Bente Assisted Reproduction and Cross-Border Maternal Surrogacy Regulations in Selected Nations
Jessica Silva Ethics education in oncology residency programs
2011
Robyn Winterbottom Undergraduate student journal in the Faculty of Health Sciences: an analysis of student attitudes toward publication and journal expansion
Lauren Easton Farming highway medians
Jillian Gedeon & Tarun Rahman The methodology of needs assessment using narratives from an international community cooperation placement in Zambia
Hafsa Khan Ethics education and training in pediatric residency programs
Candice Smith Global policies and actions on counterfeit drugs
2010
Amar Kuruganti Water fluoridation: history, chemistry, and an overview of research on fluoride’s adverse effects in humans
Adrian Herod A review of non-allopathic treatments for venomous snake bites
2009
Premal Patel Factors that influence a student to submit a manuscript for publication in a student-run journal
Mai Elramly Measuring and comparing diabetes-related literacy among immigrants and refugees
Jeavana Sritharan Post War: the knowledge, attitudes, and expectations of Sri Lankan Tamil post-secondary students
Francois Nguyen Paper Mercury levels and Alzheimer’s Disease
Brendan McCullough Healthcare professionals’ attitudes toward Aboriginal health care and the H1N1 pandemic
Asha Gajaria Vaccine compliance rates in health care workers
Arthi Vasantharoopan Civil strife in Sri Lanka: breeding ground for a Dengue Fever epidemic?
2008
Neil Vaid & Kultar Singh HIV/AIDS trends in Canada and the United States

 

4. Students with research fellowships attached to my projects:

2014

 

5. Students volunteering on projects:

  • Amber Backwell: “Driving Deaths and Injuries Post-9/11”
  • Samantha Green: “Ethical Concerns for Maternal Surrogacy and Reproductive Tourism”
  • Amanda van Beinum: “Ethical Concerns for Maternal Surrogacy and Reproductive Tourism”
  • Tania El-Hindi: “The Arab Uprising: Indicators of Female Health, Development and Empowerment”
  • Idil Abdulkadir: “An Approach to Comparing Nations for Inclusion of Studies in Health-based Systematic Literature Reviews”
  • Marya Jaleel: “The Global Decline in Semen Quality: Ignoring the Developing World Introduces Selection Bias” and “Health Questions Posed by Amerindians in Guyana’s Deep Interior”
  • Jenny Doswell: “A Pilot Study for Case-Based Learning Among Undergraduate Students in Global Health”
  • Rita Hafizi: “The Buddy Program”
  • Robert Blanchard: “A Pilot Study: Research Poster Presentations as an Educational Tool for Undergraduate Epidemiology Student”
  • Asha Gajaria: “Factors Associated With Staff and Physician Influenza Immunization at a Children’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada”
  • Andreea Bente: “India’s Assisted Reproduction Bill and the Maternal Surrogacy Industry” and “Survey of International Laws around Reproductive Tourism”
  • Mirhad Loncar: “Measuring Reproductive Tourism Through an Analysis of Indian ART Clinics’ Websites”
  • Prinon Rahman: “Measuring Reproductive Tourism Through an Analysis of Indian ART Clinics’ Websites”
  • Sabrina Omar: “Measuring Reproductive Tourism Through an Analysis of Indian ART Clinics’ Websites”
  • Brenna Mahony: “Clinical Complaints Amongst Patients in a Guyanese Prison”
  • Rachael Braund: “Trauma Among Child Survivors of The Sri Lankan Tsunami and Civil War”
  • Nadine Overhoff: “Climate Change in Guyana”
  • Samantha DiRaimo: “Characteristics of People Seeking Reproductive Tourism Services in LMICs”
  • Jessica Chippior: “Ethics Education for OB-GYN Residents”
  • Zing-Wae Wong: “Comparison of Economic and Health Trajectories of BRIC Nations”
  • Saurav Barua: “Comparison of Economic and Health Trajectories of BRIC Nations”
  • Setareh Rouhani: “Can India Sustain an Emergency 911 Service?”
  • Myriam Saboui: “Dating Site Statistics”
  • Daniella Kachur: “Can We Predict the Winner of The Biggest Loser?”
  • Andrea Nwsou: “Family Physicians’ Sharing of Personal Information on Facebook”
  • Amaal Popat: “Economic burden of blindness in India”
  • Carissa DuPuis: “Dental injuries in equestrian sports”
  • Kyle Curtis: “A review of non-allopathic treatments for venomous snake bites”
  • Stefan Litvinjenko: “Extraterrestrial Disease- Fact or Fiction? The Panspermia Hypothesis”
  • Karine Landry: “Climate Change in Guyana”
  • Patrick Saunders-Hastings: “Climate Change in Guyana”
  • Iryna Borzilova: “Comparison of Economic and Health Trajectories of BRIC Nations”
  • Katherine LeMay: “Literature Review of Barriers fo Implementing Contraception Programs in India”
  • Vanora D’Sa: “Literature Review of Barriers fo Implementing Contraception Programs in India”
  • Erin Liu: “A Piece of the Pie: An Analysis of Canadian Federal Funding for Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Nicole Haywood: “The Future of Global Health”

 

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