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Perry Hystad
Bridge Doctoral Fellow, 2007 - 2013

Perry defended his dissertation in June 2013.  His research activities broadly cover environmental and spatial epidemiology, cancer surveillance and prevention, and interactions between social and environmental health determinants. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University and also a Spatial Epidemiology Instructor at Population Data BC where he teaches workshops and online courses in spatial epidemiology and GIS and population health.’

Dae-Seon Kim
Bridge Practitioner Sept - Dec 2009

Dae-Seon Kim was a visiting scholar who participated in the Bridge program as a practitioner in 2009. He is now a senior researcher in the National Institute of Environmental Research, Ministry of Environment of Korea. He studied environmental health science in the School of Public Health at Seoul National University of Korea. His research is focused on hazardous agent exposure assessment in general population. Recently, his research is focused on health effects from low exposure of heavy metals and health effects of Asian dust.

"Everything was new and fresh to me in UBC. The chance of reeducation in 20 years made me embarrassed and impressed at the educational system during the Bridge Program. I was really refreshed by the multidisciplinary education in SOEH. Thank you to all professors, SOEH staff, mentors and fellows in Bridge program for 2009-2010."

Rodney Knight
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2007-2014

Rod Knight is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS which is housed in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also a Research Coordinator for the Youth Sexual Health Team in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. Rod’s research seeks to advance and articulate an evidence- and theory-informed population and public health ethics regarding HIV interventions. Rod is supported by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Corinne Krentz
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2009-2012

Corinne completed her PhD program in September 2012.  Her thesis was entitled, "An Evaluation of New and Traditional Approaches to Monitor Drinking Water Quality in British Columbia". She is currently an instructor at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

Stephanie Lake
Bridge Masters Fellow 2013 - 2015

Stephanie completed her Master of Science in Population and Public Health in June 2015. Her thesis examined the impact of prescription opioid injection on overdose and other health outcomes among people who use drugs on on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She completed her Bridge internship at the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition in summer 2014. After a short summer break, Stephanie returned to the School of Population and Public Health at UBC to complete a Doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Jane Buxton and Dr. Thomas Kerr (UBC Faculty of Medicine). Stephanie is also a Research Associate at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Alicia LaValle
Bridge Masters Fellow 2011 - 2015

Alicia completed her MSc in 2015 where her research focused on Eco-Industrial Networking in combination with climate change planning. Linking her MLA in landscape architecture and urban and regional land planning, her research interests include risk management, GIS mapping and 2D and 3D future scenario visualizations. Alicia currently works as a research associate on climate change adaptation and mitigation for the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning at UBC’

Desheng Li
Bridge Post-doctoral Fellow 2003 - 2004

Desheng is currently working at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Ohio, US as a senior R&D engineer.

Doron Lis
Bridge Masters Fellow 2014 - 2016

Rocky comes from a diverse education and work background, having lived, worked, studied and traveled across Canada and internationally. He has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, a BSc from the University of Victoria, and recently completed a Masters of Applied Science in Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. In this latest endeavor, Rocky developed and implemented a collaborative moose health monitoring program to investigate the impacts of mining on traditional food sources of First Nations people in central British Columbia. 


Rocky currently resides in North Vancouver with his partner and young daughter. He is invigorated by social and community involvement and rejoices in spending time outdoors with nature and adventuring in the wilderness. He intends to continue to work with First Nations people, industry, government, and other groups of people and organizations on addressing human, wildlife and ecosystem health concerns with respect to the natural resource extractive industry. He is now working in this new field as an independent consultant and is continues to work in veterinary practice.

Michael Luba
Bridge Masters Fellow 2013 - 2014

Michael enjoyed his experience in Bridge, and is especially thankful for the time he was able to spend in lively discussions and group problem solving sessions. Michael is currently studying civil law and common law at McGill and works as an assignment editor at The True North Times.

Elaina MacIntyre
Bridge Doctoral Fellow 2004-2010

Elaina MacIntyre holds a BSc in Microbiology and Business from Dalhousie University and completed her PhD in the School of Environmental Health at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr Michael Brauer. She completed her Bridge Internship at the at the German Research Centre for Environmen­tal Health in Munich, and stayed on as a Post-Doc Scientist and later as an Environmental Epidemiologist until she returned to Canada for her current position as Epidemiologist Special­ist in Environmental and Occupational Health at Public Health Ontario in Toronto. 

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