Ketan Shankardass

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Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Associate Professor Associate Scientist, Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital Chair, Health Sciences Faculty of Science Psychology Waterloo, Ontario kshankardass@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4316

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Director: Integrated Communications
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I am an associate professor in the Departments of Health Sciences and Psychology (Community Psychology Program), and I also work with the Laurier Centre for Community Research Learning and Action; the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy; and the Interdisciplinary Research...

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Bio/Research

I am an associate professor in the Departments of Health Sciences and Psychology (Community Psychology Program), and I also work with the Laurier Centre for Community Research Learning and Action; the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy; and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Modelling in Scientific Discovery, Innovation and Sustainability.

I received my PhD in epidemiology from the University of Southern California in 2008 and my MHSc in community health and epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 2001.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital (2008-2010).

In my research, I build on my training in epidemiology, public health, biology and geography to understand the drivers of population health inequity from “cell to society.” In particular, I use research as a way to support innovative solutions for more equitable health systems.

Current research projects include: a study of how governments around the world have used whole-of-government approaches (“intersectoral action”) to address health equity, including Health in All Policies initiatives and the use of Health Impact Assessment tools; studies on the interactive role of chronic stress and neighbourhood environments as drivers of chronic disease co-morbidity and inequity; and studies about public opinion in Ontario about health inequity and possible solutions.


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