Associate Professor - Division of Food & Nutritional Sciences, Brescia University College, Western University

Adjunct Research Professor - Department of Paediatrics, Western University

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University

Scientist - Children’s Health Research Institute

Scientist - Lawson Health Research Institute

Faculty Associate - Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Western University


Research Group

Research Interest Area 

Societal and cultural dimensions of health

Research Overview

My research focuses on the influence of social and economic disadvantage on health outcomes across the life course.

Two areas of particular interest for me are the impact of family structure on children’s health and future status attainment, and genotype-environment interactions and developmental trajectories. Through improved understanding of the social determinants of health, health promotion strategies can focus its attention on the primary determinants of health, rather than behaviour modification of lifestyle choices per se.



Children, Health, Statistics, Families