Paul Veugelers, PDF, PhD, MSc
With training in Health Sciences (BSc), Nutrition (MSc) and Epidemiology and Biostatistics (PhD, PDF), Dr. Paul J. Veugelers started his academic career in 1998 studying the health behaviours of Canadian children and their impact on chronic diseases. Over the years, his research portfolio broadened to include social determinants of health, school programs and policies, and specifically Comprehensive School Health (CSH), in relation to chronic diseases, mental wellbeing and educational outcomes. In 2007 he initiated APPLE Schools, a CSH program in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods and communities. To date, his research is recognized in more than 250 peer reviewed publications, over 80 successful grants and contracts (securing over $27 million as a PI), and various career awards covering 27 years of salary support.
Population Health Interventions
Primary Prevention of Disease
An introduction to the theory of epidemiology with an emphasis on study design. Topics include the nature of epidemiologic reasoning, indices used to describe and measure health status, interpretation of studies, causation, descriptive studies, analytic studies, intervention studies, and ethics. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS/SPH 596 and SPH 597.
Exploration of current topics in public health research including: epidemiology, health service delivery, health policy, sociobehavioural approaches, occupational and environmental health. All PhD students are required to complete this course. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 604 and SPH 604.