Roman Pabayo, PhD, MSc, BSc

Associate Professor, School of Public Health


Associate Professor, School of Public Health
(780) 492-8608
3-269 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9



I am a social epidemiologist focused on the social determinants of health, particularly among adolescents, youth, and infants. More specifically, I am interested in studying the relationship between social and economic contextual factors within counties, neighborhoods, and schools, such as income inequality and social fragmentation and behavioral outcomes including physical activity and dietary intake, and other health outcomes such as, cardiovascular disease, depression, and mortality. 


PhD, Université de Montréal, 2010

MSc, McGill University, 2003

BSc, McMaster University, 1997 


social epidemiology

social determinants of health

social and health inequalities

social-economic contextual factors



Current Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded projects include:

  1. Understanding the Role of Social-Economic Inequality on Deaths Due to Drug Overdose, Suicide, and Alcoholic Liver Disease among adolescents in Canada
  2. Public Health in a time of Austerity: measuring the divestments in Ontario's public health system and evaluating their impacts on population health and health inequities
  3. Investigating the potential mitigating role of public health on adolescent health in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic
  4. Inequities in COVID-19 Outcomes: The Mitigating Role of Public Health
  5. Investigating the mitigating role of Public Health on suicide, drug poisoning, and alcohol-related harm in Ontario, Canada

More information can be found at: www.


  1. SPH-696 Epidemiology Methods II
  2. SPH-561 Topics in Public Health (Social Epidemiology)



Currently accepting students for supervision. 

Featured Publications

Pabayo R, Gauvin L, Barnett TA.

Pediatrics. 128 (2):e404-13

Pabayo R, Dunn EC, Gilman SE, Kawachi I, Molnar BE

J Epidemiol Community Health.. 70 (10):997-1003

Pabayo R, Fuller D, Goldstein RB, Kawachi I, Gilman SE.

Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol..

Pabayo R, Kawachi I, Muennig P.

J Epidemiol Community Health.. 69 (5):423-31

Pabayo R, Janosz M, Bisset S, Kawachi I.

Plus One. 9 (6):e99154