Atif Kukaswadia, PhD is Senior Epidemiologist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He completed his Masters and PhD in Epidemiology at Queen’s University, where he investigated the measurement of acculturation, and the effects of acculturation on obesity, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, among Canadian youth. While his current research looks at the health of Canadian youth, he is heavily involved in science outreach. You can connect with him on Twitter @DrEpid
Lindsay Kobayashi is a PhD student in Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. Lindsay Kobayashi is researching how health literacy and health information influence people’s decisions to engage in cancer preventive behaviours. She is interested in understanding why health inequalities exist, and what we can do to ensure equal health status across all population groups. Twitter @1lindsayk
Beth Skwarecki is a science writer based in Pittsburgh, PA, With a degree in biology, Beth Skwarecki became a computer nerd along the way, and spent several years crunching data for a bioinformatics project at Cornell. Now, she writes about the life sciences, including molecular biology, human and veterinary health research, ecology, and computational biology, for such publications as Biomedical Computation Review When not writing, she can be found in her garden, hitting the hiking trails, or skating on the roller derby track as Cruisin’ B. Anthony. Beth is interested in human health and how it relates to evolution, fitness, nutrition, microbiology, and more. Beth’s blog address is http://messymachine.bethskw.com/. Twitter @BethSkw
Public Health Perspectives Alumni
Viet Le is a PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry at Brown University. Viet Le’s research interest is in understanding how cells communicate via molecular languages, known as signal transduction pathways. Not surprisingly, he is also interested in how the scientific community communicates with the general public. He believes that a well-informed public will be essential in shaping the policies that affect science education and research in our country. Viet Le blogs now at Amasian Science: http://amasianv.wordpress.com. Follow him on Twitter @AmasianV
Jason Silverstein studies science, race, and society as a PhD student in the department of Anthropology at Harvard. He works for the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Transition Magazine at the WEB Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. He can be reached via http://scholar.harvard.edu/silverstein and followed on twitter @jason_reads.