York Faculty appointed to the Graduate Program in Health
Dr. Farah Ahmad holds the CIHR New Investigator Award (2014-19), the Early Researcher Award (2014-19) from the Ministry of Economic Dev & Innovation, and York U Research Leaders of 2015 recognition. She is appointed as Research Scientist at the North York General Hospital since 2013. Her training includes medical degree from Punjab University and master’s degree from Harvard University. She conducts interdisciplinary research with a focus on primary care settings, psychosocial health, vulnerable communities, access to care and eHealth innovations for health promotion and disease prevention. She uses mixed-method research designs which range from randomized controlled trials to in-depth interviews, focus groups and concept mapping. She has published peer-reviewed papers and chapters on the issues of intimate partner violence; mental health; gender, migration and health; and under-screening of cancer.
Research Interests: Primary care settings; psychosocial health; vulnerable communities; eHealth innovations.
Dr. Fatou Bagayogo currently does research projects examining the organization of cancer care. One of them is about inter-professional collaboration and practice change in the care of older cancer patients. The other one is about explaining organizational and professional processes that influence healthcare utilization (specifically emergency room visits) by endometrial cancer patients. In her research, she mostly uses case studies involving semi-structured interviews with physicians and nurses, document analysis and administrative records. For theoretical bases, she draws from the literature on organization studies and sociology of professions. Her post-doctoral work involved collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare management researchers to rethink the way care processes can be optimized in a large urban hospital. She spent about 3 years collecting data in this hospital and participated in a number of invited presentations to its professional and administrative staff. She is a member of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research and the Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research (RRISIQ).
Research Interests: Cancer care; elderly cancer patients; emergency room visits
(Associate Professor, (MD University of Buenos Aires; PhD Sociology/ Notation Philosophy, University of California Santa Cruz)
Address: Room 423A, HNES Building
Dr. Claudia Chaufan has an interdisciplinary background that spans medicine, sociology/political economy, and philosophy. She practiced medicine in her native Argentina before shifting to a career in sociology with an emphasis on the political economy of health inequalities and comparative health policy and systems. Her dissertation research investigated the dominant narrative around the causes of diabetes inequalities, especially concerning the so-called “genetic predisposition” to diabetes among minorities. Her interests and research later expanded to incorporate the effects of neocolonialism and capitalist neoliberal globalization on global health policy and inequalities, and the struggle of counterhegemonic discourses and practices against these phenomena. Other intellectual interests include the history, philosophy and sociology of science, power/discourse, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Current research projects include an assessment of the influence of private wealth on foundation-sponsored research and policy in the area of diabetes and an international comparison of the (presumed) role of moral hazard in healthcare costs. Her past and current teaching include sociological theory, the sociology of human genomics, comparative health policy, and the politics of health / global health. While her main focus is Latin America, she has also conducted research on selected regions in the Global South – the Middle East (Palestine), and Asia (Taiwan). Prof. Chaufan is editorial board member and reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals. She is also a long-time member/activist of US Physicians for a National Health Program, and affiliated with other organizations opposing US/Western intervention in the Global South.
Research Interests: Diabetes inequalities; neocolonialism and capitalist neoliberal globalization on global health policy and inequalities.
Dr. Tamara Daly is a political economist and a health services researcher, a CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health, an Associate Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University, and the Director of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE). She holds a PhD from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, an MA in political economy from Carleton, and an undergraduate degree in political science, history and economics from Trinity College, University of Toronto. Her scholarship highlights paid and unpaid care; gender and health; health care working conditions; and it promotes promising practices, principles and policies to improve access and health equity for older adults and for those who provide their care. She has authored numerous academic publications and policy reports, is the recipient of several teaching, research and career awards, and actively supervises graduate and postdoctoral students in research and publication. Her ethnographic, survey and intervention research is tri-council funded by SSHRC, CIHR as well as by ERA. As an expert in care work — including paid, unpaid and voluntary care -- Dr. Daly is frequently invited to speak at research and policy conferences held locally and internationally.
Research Interests: Paid and unpaid care; gender and health; health care working conditions; health equity for older adults and those who provide their care.
Dr. Serban Dinca-Panaitescu has a multidisciplinary background with an emphasis on biomedical engineering and health informatics. Dr. Dinca-Panaitescu has worked for many years in the area of medical informatics focusing on computer processing of physiological signals. His major research contributions address the field of cardiovascular disease prevention by developing decision support tools aiming at detecting the cardiovascular dysfunction in the subclinical phase. He has published numerous articles and one book in this field. Dr. Dinca-Panaitescu’s research is also employing statistical modeling techniques to untangle the complex relationship between socio-economical factors and different diseases such as diabetes. Other research interests include medical equipment, health information systems and e-health.
Research Interests: Biomedical engineering; health informatics; cardiovascular disease prevention; medical equipment; health information systems; e-health.
Dr. Christo El Morr is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics at the school of Health Policy and Management at York University. His cross-disciplinary research is community based. His research interests focus on Health Virtual Communities, Mobile Communities, e-collaboration, particularly in the domain of Chronic Disease Management and health promotion: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Kidney Diseases and Mental Health. He also has research interests in Hospital Patient Services and Patient Quality of Care (e.g. readmission patterns, radiation dose reduction), and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). He has published books, chapters, and articles in these areas. Christo particularly enjoys working in applied research in partnerships with IT industry, he received funds from the Ontario Center of Excellence - Voucher for Innovation Program (OCE - VIP) and the Canadian Institute for Health Research - eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (CIHR-eHIPP).
Research Interests: Community-based research; health virtual communities; mobile communities; e-collaboration; chronic disease management; health promotion; hospital patient services; patient quality of care.
Dr. Liane Ginsburg is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University (Toronto, Canada) where she teaches Applied Research Methods in Health and Quality & Safety in healthcare organizations. Liane trained in healthcare organization and management at the University of Toronto. Her research interests focus on patient safety culture/ climate, learning from patient safety failures, and health professional education and training in patient safety. She is also involved in a large program of research based in Western Canada that focuses on nursing home quality and has an overarching interest in knowledge translation / implementation science.
Research Interests: Healthcare organization and management; patient safety culture/climate; learning from patient safety failures; health professional education and training in patient safety; nursing home quality; knowledge translation / implementation science.
(Assistant Lecturer; PhD in Medical Science, University of Toronto)
Address: Room 404A, HNES Building
Dr. David Kirsch is an innovative agent of change with extensive academic and business experience. His research interests include improving health through the application of health informatics in least developed countries and improving the effectiveness of global health interventions through accountability and governance. He has published in diverse areas including infectious disease surveillance and accountability. Dr. Kirsch has over 30 years of experience as a management consultant in enterprise architecture, planning, strategy, evaluation, accountability and governance in the public and private sectors, providing services to federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as banks and major corporations, in Canada and abroad. He believes that in order to be accountable, enough information must be provided so that a situation can be critically analyzed and thoughtfully judged. He has an excellent ability to blend academic excellence with business needs and is committed to improving program effectiveness through sensibly applied accountability and governance. His teaching interests include health informatics, health technology assessment, management and experiential education.
Research Interests: The application of health informatics in least developed countries and improving the effectiveness of global health interventions through accountability and governance; infectious disease surveillance and accountability.
(Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Toronto)
Address: Room 423, HNES Building
Dr. Kenneth Lam has expertise that spans across various disciplines: Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Health Policy, and Law. He teaches graduate courses for the Graduate Program in Health in health policy, health politics, health economics, and health research methodologies with dimensions in public health, health law, and global health. His current research interest lies in high users/spenders of health care services. Professor Lam has been active in academia having served (1) as a Senior Editor for the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, (2) as Sports and Entertainment Section Editor for Obiter Dicta: The Official Student Newspaper of Osgoode Hall Law School, (3) as a Junior Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy as well as the Journal of International Law and International Relations, (4) and as a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., Healthcare Policy, Oxford University Press Canada, as well as Women's Press. He has also published in the Harvard Health Policy Review, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Palliative Care, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, The Spine Journal, and World Spine Journal as well as worked on reports that were commissioned by Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (OMHLTC) in addition to giving talks and lectures by invitation at the Toronto General Hospital, the University of British Columbia, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Toronto. Beyond academia, his experience in the health care industry include consulting with the OMHLTC and other meaningful positions with the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (now renamed Public Health Ontario), The Change Foundation, and the Ontario Hospital Association. Dr. Lam has also received media attention having been interviewed for stories that are published in both Humber Et Cetera and healthydebate.ca.
Research Interests: High users/spenders of health care service.
(Professor, Current Chair of The School of Health Policy and Management; PhD in Community Psychology, OISE/University of Toronto)
Address: Room 425, HNES Building
Dr. Marina Morrow has a research focus in critical health policy that explores the following themes: 1) Mental health reform, service provision and access to health services, 2) Mental health and social inequity, 3) Mental health, citizen engagement and social justice, 4) Neoliberal reforms, gender and health and, 5) Intersectional theory and approaches in mental health. Before joining the School of Health Policy and Management Marina was a charter faculty member in the Faculty of Health Sciences as Simon Fraser University in BC. Marina is the lead editor of Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health, forthcoming University of Toronto Press. Marina’s research strongly supports public scholarship and collaborative research partnerships with community-based organizations, health care practitioners, advocates and policy decision makers.
Research Interests: Critical health policy; mental health reform; service provision; access to health services; mental health and social inequity; mental health, citizen engagement and social justice; neoliberal reforms; gender and health; intersectional theory and approaches in mental health.
Dr. Dennis Raphael applies political economy and human rights concepts to analyze and act upon the social determinants of health, societal discourses towards health, and the economic and political forces that shape the welfare state. His doctoral students are studying differing national approaches towards the promotion of health equity, the social determinants of chronic disease, and the lived experience of racial discrimination. MA students have examined the politics of obesity discourses, how the organization of the political system shapes the addressing of health equity, and the role neo-liberalism plays in poverty, food insecurity, and social exclusion, and governmental responses to these issues.
Dr. Raphael is an active author who has prepared a number of academic volumes on these topics. He also contributes op-ed pieces on issues of public health, as well as health inequalities, and poverty reduction strategies.
Dr. Raphael teaches the required graduate course GS/HLTH 6210, the Political Economy of Health Inequities.
Research Interests: Human development; social determinants of health; the quality of life of communities and individuals, and the impact of government decisions on Canadians' health and well-being.
(Associate Lecturer; PhD, University of Toronto)
Address: Room 423A, HNES Building
Dr. Ellen G. Schraa teaches health system accounting, finance and performance measurement, evaluating this performance as part of the broader public sector. Her research interests have focused on financial measurement of health care organizations for funding reform and performance evaluation. She has most recently been part of a multidiscplinary team looking at Acute Care for the Ederly (ACE) evaluating the measures of patient and program outcomes.
Research Interests: Financial measurement of health care organizations for funding reform and performance evaluation.
Dr. Peter Tsasis is an Associate Professor of Management, jointly appointed to the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, and is a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Management). In 2010, he received recognition for outstanding leadership as the undergraduate program director at the School of Health Policy & Management. In 2011, he was recognized as an outstanding professor with the Faculty of Health's Dean's Teaching Award in Excellence, in the Established Career Category. As well, he was the recipient of the President's University Wide Teaching Award in 2013. He has extensive experience in integrating the disciplines of business, health and medicine. His research focuses on the interface between interorganizational collaboration and patient outcomes. He has research expertise in organizational change, healthcare management, and complexity and is recognized as a leader in the field. His latest research explores complexity and an interdisciplinary system approach to chronic disease management. He actively supervises doctorate students in the field of health care management and engages undergraduate students in experiential learning. He has disseminated his work nationally and internationally and his research scholarship has been widely published in interdisciplinary academic journals. His work has been supported by tri-council research funding. Dr. Tsasis is an Executive Member of the York Institute for Health Research, a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is board certified with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Research Interests: Interface between interorganizational collaboration and patient outcomes.
Dr. Hannah Wong has a PhD in Industrial Engineering. She utilizes statistical regression modeling techniques, in conjunction with system dynamics computer simulation, to study problems important to clinicians, health care managers and policy makers. These include issues related to the growing frail elderly population and the large variation that exists in the use of expensive diagnostic tools and therapies. The goal is to guide the better design of policies to improve appropriateness and quality of care. If we can approach the challenges facing our health care system as “systems problems”, where undesirable behaviours of the system are a direct consequence of the system’s own structure, we may have a promising way to fundamentally address pressing local and global health care challenges.
Research Interests: Statistical regression modeling techniques and system dynamics computer simulation for clinicians, health care managers and policy makers; elderly population health; diagnostic tools and therapies; quality of health care; systems problems of health care.
York Faculty cross-appointed to Graduate Program in Health
Research Interests: Anthropology of the body; concepts of health; Indigenous health; social suffering; health disparities; gender and stress, biotechnologies and the body.
Research Interests: Global climate change; environment; environment and health; sociology of risk, disasters; infectious diseases, environmental management; environmental justice.
Research Interests: Health care and health policy; women and work; feminist political economy.
(On Sabbatical July 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Research Interests: Policy; women; the political economy of women's equality/Inequality; labour market policy and precarious employment.
Research Interests: Influence of political, economic and social forces on the quality of care and the quality of work and life for nurses and other health care providers; influence of current reform directions on the conditions of care and the relations of care, most recently in settings where older adults receive care.
Research Interests: Labour; gender issues; patterns of diaspora engagement; transnational migration and globalization; returning migration.
Research Interests: Old age; madness; marginal and alternative health practices; rural medicine; social welfare.
Research Interests: Adolescent health; community-based participatory research; HIV/AIDS; community development.
Research Interests: Anthropology; gender issues; migration and forced migration; gender relations economic and political migration; gender and militarization; ethnicity, nationalism and gender; women and development.
Research Interests: Bioethics; disability and the law; health law; legal governance of health care; privatization and health care reform; legal regulation of alternative health care; professional regulation of health care practitioners; torts; civil procedure; equality rights & discrimination; feminist legal analysis.
(On Sabbatical July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)
(Associate Professor; PhD, University of Toronto)
Address: Room 407, HNES Building
Research Interests: Political economies of disability; disability arts and culture movements; postcolonial and dialectical materialist approaches to understanding the social organization of disability; disability in the context of nationalisms, transnational imperialism, and national liberation; internationalist and anti-capitalist approaches to global healthcare provision.
Research Interests: Global cardiovascular rehabilitation access and delivery; cardiac psychology.
Research Interests: Urban political economy and urban culture with a focus on neoliberal urbanism in North America and East Asia; Post-developmental urbanization in South Korea; Marxist and critical geographic thought; Marxist cultural theory and critical race theory; Feminist urban theory; Critical legal theory, with a focus on the implications of the free expression right on space.
(Associate Professor, Acting Director York Institute for Health Research, York University; PhD, McGill University)
Address: Room 5021D, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
Research Interests: Social inclusion and resilience; social conflict and displacement, including forced migration; interventions that can strengthen social and institutional relationships to improve health and well-being in different cultural, political and physical environments.
(On Sabbatical July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)
(Professor-Dept. of Political Science, Dept. of Social Science LA&PS, Director, Institute for Social Research, York University; PhD, Oxford University)
Address: Room S730A, Ross Building
Research Interests: Human rights; law and justice; public policy; health and human rights; access to justice.
Research Interests: Nurse Practitioner education; mental health; childhood abuse; housing; discharge models; program evaluation; knowledge translation.
(Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Echo's OWHC Chair in Women's Mental Health Research, York University; PhD, Wayne State University)
Address: York Lanes, 270G
Research Interests: Mothering children with developmental disabilities; refugee health.
(Professor-School of Public Policy & Administration, York University; PhD, University of Toronto)
Address: Room S636, Ross Building
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Research Interests: Politics of aging; age discrimination in the workplace; disabilities in the workplace and labour market; perceptions of people who stutter; treatment of stuttering; gambling policy.
(Associate Professor-School of Health Policy & Management, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health; PhD, University of Toronto)
Address: Room 319, HNES Building
Research Interests: Promoting equitable access and participation in the health system through institutional change, removal of barriers, increasing the leadership capacities of international health professionals and enhancing educational opportunities for adult immigrant students.
Research Interests: Culture and cultural studies; transnational and return migration; ethno-racial identity formation; African development.
Research Interests: Social Work; sexuality; social inclusion/exclusion of gender and sexually diverse populations in social policy and service provision and the degree of their recognition as distinct communities in cultural, systemic and structural contexts; gender and sexually diverse populations and their role as a social movement in civil society; regulation of advocacy and lobbying in the voluntary (third) sector and its impact on social change and democratization.
Research Interests: Sociology; health; HIV/AIDS; public health and the criminal Law; institutional ethnography.
Research Interests: Business; management; spatial analysis in remote sensing data; panel data analysis in business and organizational data; knowledge creation.
(Associate Professor, Program Coordinator Global Health, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University; PhD Loyola University)
Address: Room 019H, HNES Building
Research Interests: Type 2 diabetes and the social determinants of health; human experiences of loss, grieving, and resilience; global health.
(Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director-Dept. of Political Science LA&PS, York University; PhD York University)
Address: Room S638, Ross Building
Research Interests: Elections, democratic reform, class analysis.
(On Sabbatical July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)
(Associate Professor-School of Health Policy & Management, Critical Disability Studies; PhD in History, University of Toronto)
Address: Room 416, HNES Building
Research Interests: Mad people's history; medical history; critical disability studies; history of people with disabilities; class, labour and disability; disability and the Left; psychiatric survivor/consumer movement; archiving psychiatric survivor and disability history; health care ethics.
Research Interests: Finite sample econometrics; duration analysis; nonparametric estimation and Russian literatue.
(Professor-School of Health Policy & Management, Critical Disability Studies; PhD, University of California at Berkeley)
Address: Room 410, HNES Building
Research Interests: International human rights and monitoring, the social and legal construction of inequality, theory of critical disability, education for all, globalization, social welfare and social justice, health equity, social policy and diversity.
Research Interests: African studies; politics and government; development political economy; extractive resources; civil society and democratisation.
(Professor-Faculty of Health, York University, Founding Dean of Faculty of Health, York University; PhD Western University)
Address: Room 019M, HNES Building
Research Interests: Global Health; smoking prevention; adolescent gambling problems and intervention using the Intenet; computer technology for health assessment.
Research Interests: Politics and government; sexuality; LGBT politics in Canada and the U.S.; public policy, political institutions & institutionalism; public law & federalism; social movements.
Research Interests: Medical pharmacology; cell biology; biotechnology.
Research Interests: Management; organizational theory; social movement theories; sustainability and health care coordination.
(Associate Professor, Current Graduate Program Director Critical Disability Studies, York University; PhD University of Toronto)
Address: Room 408, HNES Building
Research Interests: Arts-based research & research creation; crip arts praxis; critical auto/ethnography; body/s and embodiment/s; the more-than-human; theory/s in the feminisms (crip; poststructural; new materialism; affect); language and representation; imaginative ethnographies; social death and abandonment; intimate perspectives on biomedicine and psychiatry; polyphonic and lyrical theory/s.
Research Interests: Precarious employment; transnational labour regulation; gender.
Research Interests: Ethics; mental health; bioethics; philosophy of psychiatry.
(Professor, Current Associate Dean, Community & Global Health-Faculty of Health, York University; PhD, University of Toronto)
Address: Room 425, HNES Building
Research Interests: Transnational and national governance models that guide the development of health policies; global and national pharmaceutical policy; mental health policy; maternal and child malaria policy; indigenous women's access to healthcare.
Research Interests: Community-engagement; diaspora; feminist praxis, HIV/AIDS, Horn of Africa; im/migration; inequality; institutional ethnography; law and society; social justice; sociology of knowledge; qualitative methods.
Research Interests: Social and health policy; pharmaceutical policy; innovation policy; science and technology studies; political economy; history of economic thought.
Research Interests: Health and social development.
(Physician, Public Health Ontario (Infection Prevention and Control), Assistant Professor-Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; PhD, Dalhousie University)
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Research Interests: Respiratory infections; immunosenescence; vaccine preventable infections in the elderly; epidemiology.
Research Interests: Health Law; International Human Rights Law; Privacy Law
Research Interests: Patient safety; geriatric learning needs of acute care hospital nurses.
Research Interests: Immigrant families; gender; youth; social policy.
Research Interests: Illness, health and health care services; individual and family experiences associated with serious mental illness; HIV Prevention and other health care issues in racial minority communities; diversity, access and equity in service provision; complementary research designs combining qualitative and quantitative methods; professional education and training; anti-racism, anti-oppressive practices and cultural competence.
(Member Emeriti-School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University; EdD, OISE/University of Toronto)
Research Interests: Nurses’ experiences in the context of restructuring of healthcare; impact of poverty and homelessness on health and quality of life.
(Member Emeriti-School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health, York University; MD, University of Toronto)
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Dr. Joel Lexchin received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1977 and has worked for the past 28 years as an emergency physician at The University Health Network. He was a full Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. From 1992-94 he was a member of the Ontario Drug Quality and Therapeutics Committee and he was the chair of the Drugs and Pharmacotherapy Committee of the Ontario Medical Association from 1997-99. He has been a consultant for the province of Ontario, various arms of the Canadian federal government, the World Health Organization, the government of New Zealand and the Australian National Prescribing Service. He is the author or co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed articles on virtually all areas of pharmaceutical policy both in Canada and internationally. His book Private Profits versus Public Policy: the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State was published by University of Toronto Press in October 2016.
Research Interests: Pharmaceutical policy.
Research Interests: Health and social policy and health economics; population and public health; reproductive, perinatal and child health; social and behavioural epidemiology; women's health.
(Member Emeriti-Dept. of Social Science, LA&PS, York University; PhD (Law), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; PhD (Sociology), Université de Montréal)
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Dr. Jaime Llambias-Wolff was appointed as Associate Professor at the Division of Social Science at York University in 1991 in the Health & Society Program, having previously taught at the University of Montreal, the University of Moncton and the University of Quebec in Montreal. On several occasions he was Invited Professor at the Business School of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile; the International MBA at the Universidad de Santiago , Chile; and the Chilean Diplomatic Academy. He was also a York University Senator between 2002 and 2005.
Research Interests: Health; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Political Economy; multicultural issues and legal theory; Third World and Latin America; development studies.
(Member Emeriti-Dept. of Biology, York University; PhD, Harvard University)
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Dr. Ronald E. Pearlman received a B.Sc. in Honors Chemistry from McGill University and an AM and Ph.D. from Harvard University from the Committee on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, working with Nobel Prize winner Konrad Bloch. Following two years of postdoctoral training at the Biological Institute, Carlsberg Foundation in Copenhagen Denmark supported by an NRC/NATO fellowship, he returned to Canada as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, York University, Toronto. Recently, he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and Steering Committee for the Tetrahymena Genome Project that has led to the determination of the complete sequence of the Tetrahymenagenome, a large and complex genome only 30 times smaller than the human genome. Dr. Pearlman has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals during his career and presented his work in many venues including national and international conferences. He has served on peer review committees with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and with peer review for other granting agencies and for many journals. He served for many years as York’s University Delegate to CIHR. He has been an associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Evolutionary Biology Program, has served on the Gairdner Foundation Medical Review Panel, on the Gairdner Foundation Medical Advisory Board, and is presently the Associate Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation and the co-ordinator of the Gairdner high school outreach programs. He has served on the Council of the Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) for the Advancement of Science as immediate Past President and Advisor. He recently served as Associate Dean (1999-2004) and Dean (2005-2007) of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University. He formally retired in 2008 becoming University Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar but maintains an active research program funded by CIHR and NSERC and has supervised a prestigious Banting Fellow from Japan in the lab.
Research Interests: Biology; gene reorganization during nuclear development; regulation of gene expression; chemotherapeutic agents.
(Member Emerita; PhD, University of Michigan)
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