Alexandra Blair

Alexandra is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Montreal (Canada), supervised by Geetanjali Datta and Lise Gauvin at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM). She is working with the SCPHRP for the fall of 2017, supported by a Canadian Institute of Health Research Vanier Scholarship and Michael Smith Foreign Travel Supplement.
Alexandra holds a MSc. in Psychiatric Epidemiology and a BA in Environmental and Gender Studies (specializing in the Ecological Determinants of Health) from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Her interests are in social epidemiology, health equity, policy evaluation, and causal inference. Her PhD thesis explores the social determinants of preventive colorectal cancer screening, as well as the mediators of colorectal screening disparities, and the effectiveness of implemented screening programs at reducing screening inequities. At the SCPHRP, Alexandra will be working with John Frank and Louise Marryat on questions pertaining to poverty, adverse childhood experiences, and health inequalities, utilizing data from the Growing Up in Scotland study.