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Andrew Papadopoulos

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).

Research Interests

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

Graduate Students

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.

*denotes Advisor

PhD in Population Medicine (Epidemiology)
Jessica Reimann
Tino Serapiglia*

PhD in Population Medicine (Public Health)
Brendan Dougherty*
Steven Lam* (co-advisor with Dr. Sherilee Harper)
Konrad Lisnyj*
Zoë Martos*
Matthew Pike* (co-advisor with Dr. Sherilee Harper)
Aarabhi Rajendiran*
Jocelyn Rivers*
Erin Rodenburg*

MSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) by Thesis
Sydney Gosselin
Sarah Gower*
Abhinand Thaivalappil*

MSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) by Course Work
Rafael Barros*
Charles Paco
Jocelyn White*
Justin Wurtzel*

All MPH students
Click here to view the MPH Student Profiles

MSc in Food Science (Food Safety and Quality Assurance)
None at this time

Former Graduate Students

*denotes Advisor

PhD in Population Medicine (Epidemiology)

MSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology)

CWMSc in Population Medicine (Epidemiology)

MSc in Food Science (Food Safety and Quality Assurance)


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:

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

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

Search PubMed for additional publications by Dr. Papadopoulos.