Alumni

Adrienne Shnier

Adrienne Shnier (PhD 2016)

PhD Dissertation: Medical Education and Financial Conflict of Interest Relationships with the Pharmaceutical Industry in Canada: An Analysis of Four Areas of Medical Education

Adrienne completed her PhD at York University in July 2016 in the Health Policy & Equity program in the Faculty of Health. She also completed her M.A. in this program in 2012. Adrienne's research focus includes pharmaceutical policy, regulation, the structural significance of financial conflict of interest relationships with industry, and the importance of these relationships to the medical research and publishing processes.  

After receiving her PhD from York, Adrienne is now completing her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.


julia-brassolotto

Julia Brassolotto (PhD 2015)

PhD Dissertation: Querying Everyday Scarcity: A Feminist Political Economy Analysis of Kidney Dialysis and Transplantation in Rural British Columbia

Julia completed her PhD at York University in 2015 in the Faculty of Health. She completed her M.A. at York studying Philosophy and Bioethics. Julia's interests in feminist political economy and health equity focused her health research with a feminist lens studying the areas of kidney dialysis and transplantation within the rural areas of British Columbia.

After receiving her PhD from York, Julia is now an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences' Public Health program at the University of Lethbridge. She also holds an Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) Research Chair in Healthy Futures and Well-being in Rural Settings. Her research program looks at long-term care in rural Alberta.