HPI Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders are undergraduate students, graduate students (MA, MSc, PhD, etc.) or post-doctoral fellows in Atlantic Canada with an academic interest and training in issues of population health and health equity.  They are engaged in research or knowledge translation activities relevant to population health and committed to the vision, mission, and values of HPI. Read about our Emerging Leaders below. 

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Taylor Hill

Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University

Taylor.hill@dal.ca

Taylor is a PhD student in Experimental Psychology at Dalhousie University, with methodological interest in quantitative analysis and knowledge synthesis. Her research interests surround measuring and promoting well-being through a social ecological perspective. Her doctoral research is on the psychological factors (e.g., personality, motives, psychological needs, values) that promote positive mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, baking, and talking to cats

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Lindsay Macdonald

Faculty of Dentistry,

School of Dental Hygiene, Dalhousie University

lk.macdonald@dal.ca

Lindsay Macdonald is an instructor with Dalhousie’s School of Dental Hygiene, her areas of research surround diversity and leadership in oral health, advancing equitable opportunities for underrepresented populations in the health professions and collaborative community partnership models. Passionate about education, she has a vested interest in the development of inclusive leadership policy and its translation to the post-secondary education setting. The development of future health and oral health care leaders is a focal point of her interests.

A strong advocate for evidence-based research, following receipt of a COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CIFT) grant from the Federal Government, Lindsay is currently serving as the on-site Research Assistant for Dalhousie in a nation-wide study lead out of McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry examining occupational risks related to SARS-CoV-2 in University student dental clinics across Canada.

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Bright Huo

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Brighthuo@dal.ca

Clinically, Bright’s interests lie in surgical oncology and cardiothoracic surgery. His research interests include the use of low-dose CT (LDCT) screening for early lung cancer detection among light- or never-smokers, the optimal stop interval of anti-platelet agents before cardiac surgery, and various topics related to undergraduate medical education and interdisciplinary care.

Toni Goree

Faculty of Health,

Dalhousie University

tn346648@dal.ca

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Emma McDermott

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

emma.mcdermott@dal.ca

Emma McDermott is a second year medical student at Dalhousie University who is passionate about global health, sustainable development, and health equity, with a particular interest in the field of planetary health and environmental sustainability. Prior to medical school, she completed a BSc (Hons) in Biology and a Master in Global Affairs, and helped to found the Dal Med Green Team. She is looking forward to working with the Healthy Populations Institute to advocate for positive change in the health care system.

Toni is a proud descendant of Africville and Black Loyalists; sixth generation African Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaq and Maliseet. Toni is a two-spirited, Christian, great grandmother of one, grandmother of nine, and mother of six beautiful souls. Toni holds a B.A. in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University; a B.Ed. in Secondary Education from Mount Saint Vincent University; an M.Ed. in Education from York University. Currently, Toni is in year three of the PhD in Health program at Dalhousie University.Presently, Toni is coordinating a 5-year Canadian Institute Health Research (CIHR) and Research Nova Scotia (RNS) community-based research project “Pathways to Resilience and Health Equity. As the Pathways coordinator Toni is responsible for the ongoing development and facilitation of the project.