Dr. Nathaniel Osgood

Dr. Osgood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on providing cross-linked simulation, ubiquitous sensing, and inference tools to inform understanding of population health trends and health policy trade-offs. Such tools can aid public health decision makers in putting into place cost-effective preventive policies, design more effective screening or treatment strategies for an illness, help provide insight into the causes underlying changes in the number of cases of a disease reported, and react more quickly to an outbreak of infectious disease when it occurs.

Prof. Mark Tremblay

Professor Tremblay is the Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (HALO) and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include pediatric exercise science, childhood obesity, physical literacy and health, physical activity, fitness and health measurement, sedentary physiology, health surveillance, as well as knowledge translation and mobilization.

Dr. Scott Leatherdale

Dr. Leatherdale is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, and a CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health Research. His work focuses on advancing systems science approaches to primary prevention activities, developing and evaluating population-level health interventions across multiple risk factor domains, and creating research infrastructure to facilitate large population studies in chronic disease prevention.

Dr. Daniel Rainham

Dr. Rainham is an Associate Professor and holds an endowed Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health at Dalhousie University. Working at the interface of population health science, environmental epidemiology and health geography, his research focuses on people-environment interactions and how these interactions affect health and well being. These efforts are supported by innovations in wearable sensors and spatial analytics, and have most recently been applied to patient management strategies, physical activity interventions and empirical research on the role of nature contact in supporting healthy behaviours in children and youth.

Dr. Leah Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests include Aboriginal health, social psychology, and
women’s health.

Dr. Richard Larouche

Dr. Larouche is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Institute. His research interests include health-related outcomes of active transportation, correlates of active transportation, as well as physical activity epidemiology.

Dr. Justin Longo

Dr. Longo is the Cisco Systems Research Chair in Big Data and Open Government at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. His areas of interest include digital governance, open governance, computer-supported collaboration, big data for policy-making, and environmental sustainability.

Jasmin Bhawra

Jasmin is a population health researcher and program evaluator whose research interests include nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and health policy with a specific focus on vulnerable populations. She has worked with public health units, non-profit organizations, and the Hospital for Sick Children coordinating research and leading health program evaluations.  

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