- Former VMI 110
Coordinator, Master of Public Health Program | Associate Professor | BASc, MBA, PhD, CIPHI(C)
I have experience as a public health professional within a local public health agency, as an executive director with a public health association, and as an educator and administrator with two public health programs. My research interests centre on population health interventions by exploring and guiding public health policy development, program implementation, practice, and outcome evaluation, all with the purpose of creating a more effective, proactive public health system. I am the immediate past Chair of the Natural, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Ethics Board and I am the current Vice Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies. I sit on numerous public health-related committees and boards (see Service to Society for details).
I have a specific interest in the area of environmental public health issues, and public health policy and administration. Further, I have an interest in public health education both within a university and workplace setting, and university student wellness. However, my research interests span across all of public health. Please refer to the Selected Publications section to browse some of my recent research activities. My main research interests include:
- Developing a better understanding of university and youth student wellness with the aim of developing more effective proactive programs
- Exploring post-secondary public health teaching and education to create an innovative learning experience
- Assessing and advising on amending environmental public health practice in Canada
- Researching how public health policy is developed and analyzing the process to advise on improvements
- Applying proven administration processes and techniques to improve public health program development
- Working with priority communities to build an infrastructure to maximize their community health
Prospective Graduate Students should contact me as early as possible to discuss their research and these should align with my research interests noted above. If you would like to work with me, please send an email introducing yourself, your background, and your area(s) of research interest. As well, please attach a copy of your unofficial transcript. Please visit the Department of Population Medicine for further information on applying. The University of Guelph encourages students to find their own funding. I generally supervise students that align with my research focus only.
Prospective Undergraduate Students can contact me at any time via email regarding independent study courses or undergraduate thesis. Ensure that your interest aligns with my research topics. I will continue to supervise undergraduate students completing either a literature review or a full study.
PhD in Population Medicine (Public Health)
Steven Lam* (co-advisor with Dr. Sherilee Harper)
Matthew Pike* (co-advisor with Dr. Sherilee Harper)
MSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) by Thesis
MSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) by Course Work
All MPH students
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MSc in Food Science (Food Safety and Quality Assurance)
None at this time
Former Graduate Students
PhD in Population Medicine (Epidemiology)
- Dr. Stephanie Hughes* (2018) - Augmenting surveillance to minimize the burden of norovirus-like illness in Ontario: using telehealth data to detect the onset of community activity (scheduled to convocate June 2018)
- Dr. Lauren (Wallar) Grant* (2016) - Supporting Capacity Building in Public Health: Measuring values using best-worst scaling
- Dr. Wendy Pons* (2016) – Managing the Threats to Small Drinking Water Systems in Ontario: A risk-based approach
- Dr. Mai Pham (2015) – Advancing the Use of Knowledge Synthesis to Inform Policy and Decision-making in Agri-food Public Health
MSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology)
- Manpreet Saini* (Co-advisor with Dr. Sherilee Harper) (2017) - Participatory Methods for Inuit Public Health Promotion and Program Evaluation in Nunatsiavut, Canada
- Adam Beswick (2016) - #Outbreak: An Exploration of Twitter Metadata as a Means to Supplement Influenza Surveillance in Canada During the 2013-2014 Influenza Season
- Kyle Runeckles (2016) - Factors Associated with HIV Among First Nation Living off Reserves, Métis, and Inuit Persons
- Adele Carty* (2015) - Child Health in the Province of Ontario: Establishing baselines for reproductive health and vaccine preventable diseases
- M. Ellen McDonald* (Co-advisor with Dr. Sherliee Harper) (2015) - The Burden of Acute Gastrointestinal Illness, and Knowledge Translation in Inuit Communities
CWMSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology)
- Erin Rodenburg* (2018) - Determining Current and Future Training Needs of Ontario Workers Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities
- Melanie Dupuis* (2017) - Evaluating Demographic, Behavioural, Social, and Attitudinal Factors Associated with Self-harm Thoughts in Grade Seven and Ten Students Living in Southwestern Ontario
- Christine Friesen* (2015) - Using Principal Component Analysis to Identify Priority Neighbourhoods for Health Services Delivery by Ranking Socioeconomic Status
- Elena Galatsis* (2015) - Evaluating Family Structure, Peer Influence, Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem as Risk or Protective Factors Associated with the Onset of Sexual Intercourse in Grade 10 Students of Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph
- Eric Jeong* (2015) - Estimation and Spatial Distribution of Alcohol-attributable Hospitalizations in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Region
- Kristyn Franklin* (2011) - Stool Submission Data to Help Inform Population-level Incidence Rates of Enteric Disease in a Canadian Community
MSc in Food Science (Food Safety and Quality Assurance)
- Jana Gorveatt* (2018) - Assessment of the Canadian Armed Forces Food Safety and Defence Program
- Kamilah Vassell* (2017) - Factors Influencing the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviours of Peel Public Health Certified Food Handlers
- Tangi Burke* (2015) - Assessing Food Safety Knowledge and Preferred Information Sources Among 19–29 Year Olds
- Adrienne Andrew* (2015) - Food Safety Knowledge Retention Among Previously Certified Food Handlers in Ontario, Canada
- Shain Mergulhao* (2014) - A Balanced Approach: Enhancing the role of enforcement in food safety through a case study
I currently teach the following courses. Public Health Policy and Systems and Public Health Adminstration are both required courses within the Master of Public Health program. Applied Pubic Health Research is an elective course:
Public Health Policy and Systems (POPM*6550)
Public Health Administration (POPM*6580)
Applied Public Health Research (POPM*6600)
Professional Experience & Honours
- Former Director, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University
- Former Executive Director, Association of Local Public Health Agencies (Ontario)
- Certified Public Health Inspector
Service to Society
- Canadian Network of Schools and Programs of Public and Population Health (Chair)
- Ecological Determinants of Health Steering Committee member, and Co-chair of the Curriculum and Core Competency Development Subcommittee
- Environmental Health Review (Editor-in-Chief)
- National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Advisory Board (Chair)
- National Collaborting Centre for Methods and Tools Advisory Board (Chair)
- Mai Pham, Lisa Waddell, Andrijana Rajic, Jan Sargeant, Andrew Papadopoulos, Scott A. McEwen (2016). Implications of applying methodological shortcuts to expedite systematic reviews: three case studies of systematic reviews from agri-food public health. Research Synthesis Methods., doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1215.
- Wendy Pons, Ian Young, Andria Jones-Bitton, Scott A. McEwen, Katarina Pintar, and Andrew Papadopoulos (2016). Exploring the relationship between small non-community drinking water characteristics and water system performance in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Water and Health.
- Tricia Corrin, and Andrew Papadopoulos (2016). Understanding the attitudes and perceptions of vegetarian and plant-based diets to shape future health promotion programs. Appetite.
- M. Ellen McDonald, Andrew Papadopoulos, Victoria Edge, James Ford IHACC Research Team†, Alison Sumner1 and Sherilee L. Harper (2016). What do we know about health-related knowledge translation in the Circumpolar North? Results from a scoping review. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 75 (31223).
- Tangi Burke, Ian Young and Andrew Papadopoulos (2016). Assessing food safety knowledge and preferred information sources among 19-29 year olds. Food Control, 69 (2016), 83-89, doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.04.019.
- Lauren Wallar, Scot A. McEwen, Jan Sargeant, Nicola Mercer, Sarah Garland and Andrew Papadopoulos (2016). Development of a tiered framework for public health capacity in Canada. Public Health, 136, 192-195, doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.03.009.
- Wendy Pons, Ian Young, Jenifer Truong, Andria Jones-Bitton, Scott A., McEwen, Katarina Pintar, Andrew Papadopoulos. A systematic review of waterborne disease outbreaks associated with small non-community drinking water systems in Canada and the United States. PLoS ONE, 10 (10).
- Ian Young, Lisa Waddell, Shannon Harding, Judy Greig, and Andrew Papadopoulos. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Effectiveness of Food Safety Education Interventions for Consumers in Developed Countries. BMC Public Health 15:822.
- Christine Friesen and Andrew Papadopoulos, Personal listening habits and the potential for hearing loss of Canadian university students. Environmental Health Review, Vol. 58(4) 79_86.
- Bhairavi Sivaralingham, Ian Young, Mai Pham, Lisa Wadell, Judy Grieg, Mariola Mascarenhas, and Andrew Papadopoulos. Scoping Review of Research on the Effectiveness of Food-Safety Education Interventions Directed at Consumers. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. Volume 12, Number 7. 2015.
- Lauren Wallar and Andrew Papadopoulos. Collaboration, Competencies and the Classroom: A Public Health Approach. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship if Teaching and Learning. Volume 6, Issue 1, Article 6. 2014.
- Mai Pham, Andrilana Rajic, Judy Grieg, Jan Sargean, Andrew Papadopoulos, & Scott McEwen. A scoping review of scoping reviews: advancing the approach and enhancing the consistency. Research Synthesis Methods. June 24, 2014. DOI:10.1002/jrsm.1123.
- Taylor McLinden, Jan Sargeant, M. Kate Thomas, Andrew Papadopoulos, and Aamir Fazil. Component costs of foodborne illness: a scoping review. BMC Public Health, 14 (509), 1-12. 2014.
- Wendy Pons, Scott A. McEwen, Katarina Pintar, Andria Jones-Bitton, Ian Young and Andrew Papadopoulos. Experience, training and confidence among small non-community drinking water system operators in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Water and Health Vol 12 No 4 pp 782–790. 2014
- Nicole Britten and Andrew Papadopoulos. Food safety risks and current practices regarding unpasteurized dairy products, juices, and ciders. Environmental Health Review, 57 (1), 22-27. 2014.
- Kristyn Franklin, Frank Pollari, Barbara Marshall, Katarina Pintar, Andrea Nesbitt, Ian Young, Scott McEwen, John Vanderlaan, and Andrew Papadopoulos. Stool submission data to help inform population-level incidence rates of enteric disease in a Canadian community. Epidemiology and Infection. July 23, 2014. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268814002027.
- Taylor McLinden, Jan Sargeant, M. Kate Thomas, Andrew Papadopoulos, and Aamir Fazil. The association between component costs, study methodologies, and foodborne illness-related factors with the cost of non-thyphodial Salmonella illness. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. Volume 11, Number 9. 2014.
- Nicole Britten, Lauren Wallar, Scott McEwen, and Andrew Papadopoulos. Using core competencies to build an evaluative framework: outcome assessment of the University of Guelph Master of Public Health program. BMC Medical Education, 2014 (14), 158.
- Lauren E. Wallar, Sarah Croteau, Amy Estill, Liz Robson, and Andrew Papadopoulos. Analyzing Exposure, Use, and Policies Related to Tobacco Use on Campus for the Development of Comprehensive Tobacco Policies at Canadian Post-secondary Institutions. Journal of Community Health. Volume 38, Number 8. 2013.
- Andrew Papadopoulos, Nicole Britten, Meghan Hatcher and Keira Rainville. Using Business Plan Development as a Capstone Project for MPH Programs in Canada: Validation through the student perspective. Journal of Community Health. Voume 38, Number 5. 2013.
- Andrew Papadopoulos, Jan M. Sargeant, Shannon E. Majowicz, Byron Sheldrick, Carolyn McKeen, Jeff Wilson, and Catherine E. Dewey. Enhancing Public Trust in the Food Safety Regulatory System. Health Policy. Volume 107, Issue 1, 98-103, September 2012.
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