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Division Head


Levin, Elizabeth, H.B.Sc. (McGill), M.A. Ph.D. (Waterloo), C. Psych.
Professor, Clinical Child Psychology
NOSM at Laurentian University
Parenting, Youth Mental Health, Assessment and Diagnosis, Learning Disabilities

Full-Time Faculty


Cameron, Erin, B.A. (Winnipeg), M.A. (Victoria), B.Ed. Hons. (Lakehead), Ph.D. (Lakehead)
Assistant Professor, Medical Education
NOSM at Lakehead University
Medical Education and Curriculum Development

Hogard, Elaine, B.A. Hons. (Toronto), M.Sc. (Minnesota), M.Ed. (Alaska), Ph.D. (Kent State)
Professor, Program Evaluation
NOSM at Lakehead University
Director of Assessment and Program Evaluation

Hudson, Geoffrey
, B.A. Hons. (McMaster), M.A. (McMaster), D.Phil. (Oxon.)
Associate Professor, Historian of Medicine
NOSM at Lakehead University
Social History of Medicine; History of War and Medicine; Disability History; History of Medicine Program (NOSM)

Lanphear, Joel, B.A. (Western Washington), M.Ed. (Hawaii), Ph.D. (Michigan State)
Professor Emeritus, Education/Organizational Psychology
NOSM at Lakehead University
Medical education; curriculum design; learning theory; organizational development

Maar, Marion, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.A. (Trent), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Associate Professor, Medical Anthropology
NOSM at Laurentian University
Aboriginal community health; collaborative community-based health research; ethics in cross cultural research; health services evaluation, community-based health initiatives, including FASD, diabetes and early childhood caries

Smith, Patricia
, B.A. (Calgary), M.Sc. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine
NOSM at Lakehead University
Tobacco cessation; inpatient behavioral interventions; individual and population health behavior change; population health; public health; systems-level change

Joint Faculty


Weaver, Bruce, B.A. (Guelph), M.Sc. (McMaster)
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
NOSM at Lakehead University
Biostatistics and experimental psychology

Part-Time Faculty


Allain, Michelle, B.HSc. (Western), M.Sc. (Western)
Lecturer, Bioethics
NOSM at Lakehead University

Barnett Robert, B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier and Nipissing), M.A. (Carleton)
Assistant Professor, Health Information
NOSM at Laurentian University
Population health assessment; health services planning; statistical methodology; health informatics; mental health

Bedard, Michel, B.A. (Concordia), M.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Full Professor, Aging and Health
NOSM at Lakehead University
Automobile driving, medication use, caregiving

Beyers, Joanne, R.D. B.A. M.A. (Ryerson Polytechnical Institute)
Lecturer, Public Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Public health and community nutrition expertise; child health; primary prevention of chronic diseases including eating disorders; survey development and systematic reviews

Bourassa, Carrie, Hons. B.A. (University of Regina), M.A. (University Regina), Doctorate (University of Regina)
Professor, Political Sciences, Sociology & Social Studies
NOSM at Laurentian University
The impacts of colonization on the health of Indigenous people; creating culturally safe care in health service delivery; Indigenous community-based health research methodologies; end of life care with Indigenous people; dementia among Indigenous people; HIV and AIDS among Indigenous women, Indigenous ethics and Indigenous women’s health.

Boyko, Susan, MRT (T), B.A. (Manitoba), M.Ed. (Nipissing), Ph.D. (Brock)
Assistant Professor, Medical Education
NOSM at Laurentian University
Undergraduate and health-care professional education, patient and family education, and learner and program evaluation. Current research areas: arts-based research, narrative safety, and person-centred care.

Brennan Mariette, JD Law (Ottawa), LLM (Essex), Ph.D. Law (York)
Assistant Professor, Law
NOSM at Lakehead University
Public Health; Health Law

Carson, Dean, B.A. (Central Queensland), M.A. (Central Queensland), M.Sc. (University of Queensland), Ph.D. (Southern Cross University)
Professor, Rural Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Evaluating the success of workforce recruitment and retention initiatives in rural areas; agent based modelling of demographic change in small rural communities; life course migration of rural general practitioners; and sustainable models of primary care services in sparsely populated and dynamic rural areas

Carter, Lorraine B.A. Hons. (Western), B.Ed. (Toronto), M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Windsor)
Associate Professor, Technology Education
NOSM at Laurentian University
Interprofessional education and practice; flexible education; access to education and health services in rural, remote, and Northern Ontario

Conlon, Michael, B.Sc. (Western), M.Sc. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Western)
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
NOSM at Laurentian University
Clinical and population epidemiology/biostatistics; molecular epidemiology

Dakubo, Crescentia, B.Sc. Hons. (K.N.U.S.T, Ghana), M.Sc.F. (Lakehead), Ph.D. (Carleton)
Assistant Professor, Health Geography
NOSM at Lakehead University
Ecosystems and Human Health (Ecohealth); Ecosystem Approaches to Rural and Aboriginal Health; Community-Based Participatory Action Research; Critical Approaches to Public Health Research and Practice; Global Health

Damore-Petingola, Sheila, B.S.W. (Laurentian), M.S.W. (Laurentian)
Lecturer, Social Work
NOSM at Laurentian University
Psychosocial and Supportive Care Oncology; Psychosocial intervention with youth experiencing a diagnosis of cancer in the family; development/facilitation of professionally led support groups. Qualified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Day, Adam, Hons. B.H.Sc. (Western), M.Sc. (Western), Ph.D. (Western)
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science
NOSM at Laurentian University
Sub-Region Officer, Sudbury-Manitoulin-Parry Sound North East Local Health Integration Network

Dubé, Tim, B.A. Hons. (Laurentian), M.A. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Laurentian)
Assistant Professor, Medical Education
NOSM at Laurentian University
Qualitative research; mobile methods; northern and rural health; distributed community-engaged learning; medical students’ adaptation and transition processes during longitudinal integrated clerkships

Dubois, Sacha, B.A. (McMaster), M.P.H. (Lakehead)
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Research Methodology
NOSM at Lakehead University
Biostatistics; Research Methodology

Ellaway, Rachel, B.Sc. (Brookes), Ph.D. (Edinburgh)
Full Professor, Education Informatics
NOSM at Laurentian University
Education informatics, e-learning and e-teaching, medical education, virtual patients, social and cultural dimensions of education, educational systems design and architecture, instructional design, interoperability, educational gaming, legal issues in educational technology, repositories, semantic frameworks, simulation, social and cultural shaping of technology

Jacklin, Kristen B.A. Hons. (Waterloo), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Associate Professor, Medical Anthropology and Aboriginal Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Indigenous health research; age-related dementias and cognitive decline in Indigenous populations; Aboriginal health systems and policy research; community-based (participatory) research; qualitative methods; cultural and social constructions of health and illness; cross-cultural medicine and medical education

Gauthier, Alain, M.A. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Laurentian)
Associate Professor, Human Kinetics
NOSM at Laurentian University
Rural & Northern Health; Health Services and Policy Research

Healey, Gwen, Hons. B.Sc. (Queen’s), M.Sc. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Assistant Professor, Public Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Indigenous, community-based, and participatory action research methods.

Istvan, Peter, B.Sc. (Queen’s), M.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Queen’s), M.B.A. (N. Carolina)
Assistant Professor, Health Administration
NOSM at Laurentian University
Neurology, Physiology, Life Sciences

Kristman, Vicki, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
NOSM at Lakehead University
Work disability prevention; social and organizational aspects of work; and, injury prevention and prognosis. CIHR New Investigator in Community-Based Primary Health Care

Laclé, Sandra, B.N. (Memorial), M.Sc.N. (Western)
Lecturer, Public Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Public health; population health; health promotion; determinants of health; child health; school health; workplace health; chronic disease prevention

Malaviarachchi, Darshaka, B.Sc. (Dalhousie), M.Sc. (Dalhousie)
Assistant Professor, Public Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Cardiovascular disease, nutrition, child health, environmental health, and epidemiological principles and methodology

Manitowabi, Darrel, B.A. (Laurentian), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Assistant Professor, Medical Anthropology
NOSM at Laurentian University
Aboriginal health and well-being; community-based research methods and ethics; social determinants of health; diabetes; traditional medicine

Mushquash, Christopher, H.B.Sc. (Lakehead), M.A. (Lakehead), Ph.D. (Dalhousie)
Associate Professor, Psychology
NOSM at Lakehead University
Aboriginal mental health, substance use

Neufeld, Eva, B.A. (University of Windsor), Hons. B.A. (Huntington University), M.A. (Simon Fraser University), Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)
Assistant Professor, Gerontology & Mental Health
NOSM at Laurentian
Mental Health and aging; Late-life depression, suicide prevention, risk assessment and psychiatry. Health services utilization, health systems integration and quantitative methods. Accessibility to health services in northern, rural and remote settings

Newhouse, Ian, B.P.E. (Alberta), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph. D. (British Columbia),
Professor, Kinesiology
NOSM at Lakehead University
Physical Education, Nutrition, Medicine, Zoology

Okoronkwo, Chimere, BDS (Benin), MPH (Nigeria), M.Sc. (London)
Assistant Professor, Public Health
NOSM at Lakehead University
Public Health, Program Evaluation, Health Systems Management

Rawana, Edward, Hons. B. Sc. (Western), Hons. B.A. (Waterloo), M.A. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Waterloo), Post-Doctoral Internship (McMaster)
Professor, Psychology
NOSM at Lakehead University
Assessment and treatment of psychopathologies in children and adolescents; Assessment of strengths and resiliencies within the context of family, school, and clinical settings; Application of psychological strengths in the overall mental health treatment of children, adolescents, and their families; Psychological strengths, culture, and Indigenous mental health

Sellick, Scott, B.A. (Lakehead), M.A. (Lakehead), Ph.D. (Alberta)
Associate Professor, Psychosocial Health
NOSM at Lakehead University
Assessment of psychosocial distress (e.g., anxiety, depression) in the acutely and chronically ill; preferred styles of coping among cancer patients, end-of-life issues, ethics, and palliative care. Director of Supportive & Palliative Care, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Shaw, Nicola (Nikki), B.Sc.Hons. (Central Lancashire, UK), Ph.D. (Central Lancashire & Oxford University Postgraduate Medical Education & Training, UK), FBCS, CITP
Associate Professor, Health Informatics
NOSM at Laurentian University
Applied social research, disability studies, service dogs, medical sociology

St Onge, Renée
, B.A. (Laurentian), M.A. (Laurentian)
Lecturer, Public Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Public health, population health and the determinants of health, francophone health, French-language health services, health policy, women’s health, critical appraisal

Sutcliffe, Penny
, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.D. (Toronto)
Associate Professor, Public Health
NOSM at Laurentian University
Public health systems; population health and determinants of health; communicable disease control; management

Urajnik, Diana, B.Sc. (Laurentian), B.A. (Laurentian), M.A. (Laurentian), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Assistant Professor, Psychology
NOSM at Laurentian University
Psychology; Human Development and Community Health (Health & Behavioural Sciences)

Varney, Tamara, B.Sc. (Trent), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Calgary)
Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology
NOSM at Lakehead University
Historical epidemiology, paleopathology/nutrition, forensic anthropology

Wakewich, Pamela B.A. Hons. (Alberta) M.A. (McGill) Ph.D. (University of Warwick, U.K.)
Professor, Sociology & Women Studies
NOSM at Lakehead University
Gender and Health; Rural and Northern Health; Social Determinants of Health; Qualitative Methods for Health Research

Walker, Jennifer
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
NOSM at Laurentian University

Wenghofer, Elizabeth, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Associate Professor, Health Services and Policy
NOSM at Laurentian University
Physician performance evaluation, continuing medical education/professional development, professional governance

Yeo, Michael
, B.A. (York), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Associate Professor, Bioethics
NOSM at Laurentian University
Philosophy

Full Time Librarians


Campbell, Alanna, B.A. (Brock), MISt. (Toronto)
Lecturer, Information Sciences
NOSM at Laurentian University
Information literacy instruction; emerging technologies and their implications/applications for library users; evidenced based medicine

Dumond, Jennifer, B.A. (Nipissing), M.L.I.S. (Dalhousie)
Lecturer, Information Sciences
NOSM at Lakehead University
Effective searching and analytical evaluation of resources, information literacy instruction, and public services

Fink, Patricia, B.A. (Laurentian), M.A. (Laurentian), M.L.I.S. (Western Ontario)
Lecturer, Information Sciences
NOSM at Laurentian University
Implications of teaching informatics in a distributed setting; licensing e-resources within partnerships and consortiums versus stand-alone strategies

McArthur, Michael B.A. (Laurentian), M.L.I.S. (Western)
Lecturer, Information Sciences
NOSM at Laurentian University
Virtual learning environments, metadata, and issues of intellectual property in digital environments

Regalado, Sophie, B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (McMaster), MISt. (Toronto)
Lecturer, Information Sciences
NOSM at Lakehead University
Expert literature searching utilizing systematic processes and specialized health/biomedical databases in support of evidence-based practices; education and information literacy of end users on concepts of literature searching and biomedical databases