Graduate & Student Opportunities

Undergraduate students

Students interested in research opportunities are encouraged to contact me at any time regarding:

  • Honours thesis projects
  • Independent study topics
  • Part-time & summer research opportunities

The following areas of research may have opportunities for September 2017 admission, though students are generally expected to secure co-funding through scholarships and grants:

  • Environmental and social determinants of global emerging infectious disease
  • Climate change adaptation tracking
  • Indigenous health and climate change
  • Epidemiologic analysis of social and environmental determinants of health
  • Conflict and infectious disease

Exceptional students with related interested not listed here are welcome to contact me to discuss joint funding applications and opportunities.

 

Graduate students

I will not be taking on graduate students in McGill programs in September 2017. For graduate opportunities in 2017 onwards, please see programs offered by the University of Leeds (UK).

Students should aim to contact me as early as possible to pursue joint funding applications and discuss suitability and available opportunities.

Please consider the following in advance:

  • Review the range of topics I am willing to supervise and become familiar with my lab’s research focus.
  • Send with your initial email query, an electronic copy of your academic transcript, a copy of your CV, and a paragraph regarding your research interests. Please also include your last TOEFL score if English is not your first language.

I generally do not supervise:

  • Predominantly qualitative research (without a strong quantitative component)
  • GIS-based projects or students with GIS backgrounds who do not have explicit interest or expertise in epidemiology or health geography
  • Chronic diseases (as opposed to infectious diseases)
  • Social determinants of health research without an environmental component
  • Students with CGPA (or equivalent) of <3.0 (3.6 or higher is generally required to be competitive for national student scholarships)

The following areas of research may have opportunities for September 2017 admission, though students are generally expected to secure co-funding through scholarships and grants:

  • While these projects are not currently funded, exceptional students are welcome to contact me to discuss joint funding applications and opportunities.
    • Climate change global adaptation tracking (mixed methods)
    • Climate change and health epidemiologic modeling research (mixed methods),
    • Community-based climate and health research in Uganda or Peru (mixed methods)

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