Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Birk-Urovitz
Before beginning her residency in family medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Liz completed medical school at McMaster University in 2012. She transferred into the PHPM Program in 2013 as a PGY2 resident, and served as Co-Chief Resident along with Dr. Kate Reeve from January 2015 to June 2015. During her final three years of postgraduate training, Liz completed a combined Interdisciplinary MPH at the University of California, Berkeley while also pursuing PHPM field rotations at Public Health Ontario, Toronto Public Health, and U of T. Her MPH and field rotations had a particular emphasis on the areas of: emergency preparedness and response; infectious diseases; epidemiology, surveillance and biostatistics; mortality prevention; and resource allocation. She remains involved in a number of research and academic initiatives pertaining to these areas of interest. Liz hopes to pursue a career that combines PHPM practice and research along with some work in clinical medicine.
Dr. Aamir Bharmal
After completing medical school at the University of Alberta, Aamir trained in Family Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital (Toronto) where he also served as Co-Chief Resident. This was followed by a year practicing rural family medicine in the Cree communities of Moose Factory and along the western shore of James Bay.Aamir completed his Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a focus in epidemiology and health management. Since his Master’s, he has been involved in various projects including applying a population health approach to health care planning, improving quality indicator measurement, and budget resource prioritization in public health settings.
Starting July 2017, he will be joining Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia as a Medical Health Officer and Medical Director of Health Protection and Healthy Environments where he will be working primarily with the communities of Burnaby, New Westminster, and Langley.
Dr. Jia Hu
Jia Hu is originally from Edmonton, Alberta. Before starting the residency, he received a BA in economics from Harvard University and a medical degree from the University of Alberta. During residency, he did his clinical training at St. Michael's Hospital and obtained an MSc in Health Policy, Planning, and Finance from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine / London School of Economics. During his residency, Jia worked in a number of health units across the country at local, provincial, and federal levels. He was a Co-Chair of the Public Health Physicians of Canada Residents Council, has consulted the Chinese government on pharmaceutical policy, and has continued to work as a family physician in both clinic and hospital settings. After graduation, he will be working at a management consulting firm to obtain further experience in leadership and organizational development and doing part-time public health contract work and clinical medicine.
Dr. Fareen Karachiwalla
Fareen Karachiwalla began the Public Health & Preventive Medicine program after completing medical school at the University of Western Ontario. With an avid interest in health equity, the Social Determinants of Health, and healthy public policy, Fareen focused her training in obtaining skills in these areas. She completed her Family Medicine training at St. Michael's Hospital and continues part time clinical work with the Inner City Health Associates. Fareen obtained her Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, with a concentration in Health Systems & Policy. Following this, she sought out a range of experiences at the international, national, provincial and local level and worked on policy projects ranging from traffic related air pollution to Basic Income support. Upon completion of the program, Fareen plans to pursue a career focused in the areas of chronic disease policy and health promotion at a variety of levels, beginning with local public health practice.
Dr. Jennifer Loo
Jennifer Loo began her PHPM residency in 2012, after obtaining an HBSc in Environment and Health, and an MD at the University of Toronto. From 2012-2014, she completed family medicine training at St Michael’s Hospital, with a focus on inner city and immigrant populations. She continues to practice addiction medicine for patients with opioid dependence. In 2014-2015, Jennifer completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She remains engaged in research related to active transportation and the built environment. As a senior resident, Jennifer spent time in Peel, Algoma, and Simcoe-Muskoka to pursue her interest in local public health practice. She served as co-chief resident from January to June of 2016, and has been an active member of the Selection and the Residency Program Committees. In August 2017, Jennifer will begin work as the Associate Medical Officer of Health at Algoma Public Health.
Dr. Jasmine Pawa
Jasmine Pawa moved to Toronto for the public health and preventive medicine residency in 2012. She completed her undergraduate training (in biology and history) as well as medical school in Edmonton at the University of Alberta. She did her family medicine training at St. Michael’s Hospital and has worked in sexual health clinics and inner-city clinics. She spent a year in the UK and obtained her master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning and Finance (jointly administered by the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). During this time, she worked in Tower Hamlets on a qualitative study of family practice networks. As a senior resident, she has spent time in local public health settings in Lambton, Halton, and Toronto as well as provincially with Public Health Ontario and the BC Ministry of Health. She served as co-chief resident from January to June 2016; has been an active member of the curriculum committee since 2014; and served as the Resident Doctors of Canada representative to the Canadian Post-MD Education Registry (otherwise known as CAPER) from 2013 to 2016. She is interested in health policy – in particular how public health and primary care intersect as well as health workforce considerations. She has maintained an interest in global health and recently undertook a placement with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Her personal interests include reading (most recently, Sinclair Ross), camping, music and travel (particularly by train).
Dr. Geneviève Cadieux
Prior to residency, Dr Geneviève Cadieux had completed a MSc and PhD in epidemiology at McGill University, focusing on identifying predictors of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, and assessing and optimizing syndromic surveillance case definitions, respectively. Dr. Cadieux completed her family medicine residency training at Women's College Hospital, with a focus on refugee health. Concurrently with the family medicine portion of residency, Dr. Cadieux also completed the Global Health Education Initiative (GHEI) extra-curricular training program. During the final two years of residency, Dr. Cadieux completed various field rotations with Toronto Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Throughout her four-year residency, Dr. Cadieux engaged in extra-curricular research related to refugee health and chronic hepatitis C, yielding four journal publications: three original research articles and one invited commentary in CMAJ. Dr. Cadieux plans to pursue a career that combines academic research and public health practice.
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