Interdisciplinary Health (MA or MSc)

Have the freedom to research the many factors that can affect a person’s social, psychological, and physical health.

Survol

Develop essential research skills, information management, analysis, interpretation, and communication skills.

Apply a critical, interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary health issues in human development, psychology, sociology, kinesiology, gerontology, public health, medicine, or related health fields. 

Explore one of three pathways that lead you to graduation: graduate with an MA in the research thesis option or major paper option, or pursue the MSc thesis option.

A research-intensive program, available on a full-time or part-time basis. You may contact the Graduate Coordinator to decide which path best suits your career goals.

Éléments clés

Gain critical and systems thinking skills, problem solving, ethics, communication, holistic perspectives, advocacy and collaboration skills
Core courses are offered in English, however, Laurentian offers some graduate electives in French. Students can conduct their research and write their thesis in either English or French
Available on a full-time or part-time basis.

Perspectives de carrière

Begin a career or further pursue post-graduate studies in human development, psychology, sociology, kinesiology, gerontology, public health, medicine, or related health fields.

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Détails du programme

Membres du corps professoral

*The Masters program is supported by core Faculty members whose primary appointment is in the School of Rural and Northern Health, who are listed below. In addition, the program is supported by many faculty members from other disciplines. The list of potential supervisors is found in the table below.

 

Name

Department

Accreditation Status

Research Interests

Alem, Jaouad

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

l’étude de la validité des instruments de mesure, en particulier des instruments et protocoles sélection des candidats aux études en formation à l’intervention en activité physique et santé.

Arpin-Cribbie, Chantal

Psychology

Supervisor

role of perfectionism in the overall health and well-being of individuals; examines the role of perfectionism in the experience of body dissatisfaction and related unhealthy compensatory behaviours in both men and women; perfectionism and clinical intervention, including some of the methodological considerations in these research areas

Bagaoui, Rachid

Sociology

Supervisor

 

Benoit, Monique

Sociology

Supervisor

Sociologie de la santé; sociologie de la sexualité; éthiques biomédicales; études sur le genre, culture et technologies

Bigelow, Brian

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

 

Boissoneault, Julie

Études françaises

Supervisor

 

Burtt, Brian

Adjunct

Committee Member

 

Carignan, Isabelle

Sciences de l'éducation

Co-Supervisor

 

Carter, Lorraine

Nursing

Supervisor

 

Cheu, Hoi

English

Supervisor

 

Coholic, Diana

Social Work

Supervisor

 

Conlon, Michael

Adjunct

Co-Supervisor

 

Côté, Daniel

Indigenous Relations

Supervisor

 

Couture, Roger

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Performance enhancement; therapeutic wilderness adventure and health psychology (e.g., biofeedback, stress management, well being)

Crumplin, William

Environmental Studies

Co-Supervisor

impact of climate change on small island states and territories; the ecological footprints associated with selected cultural activities;  preparedness of Canadian cities for effects of climate change; greening the built environment

Darling, Liz

Midwifery

Co-Supervisor

Population health

Depelteau, Françcois

Sociology

Co-Supervisor

social movements; social class; sociology of the environment; social theory

Dickinson, Joel

Psychology

Supervisor

cognitive psychology; the link between language and behaviour in relation to verbs with non-verifiable products

Dorman, Sandra

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

developing a resource guide exploring reproductive hazards for male and female workers in the mining environment; examining energy expenditure and nutrient needs understand stressful mental and physical occupations; examining school schedule in relation to nutrient needs

Dube, Tim

NOSM

Committee Member

 

Eger, Tammy

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Occupational health and safety; ergonomic and human factor principles related to occupational health and safety; quantitative methods

Eibl, Joe

NOSM

Co-Supervisor

 

Emond, Michael

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

the link between language and behaviour in relation to verbs with non-verifiable products; physiological psychologist; evolutionary psychology

Garceau, Marie-Luce

Social Work

Supervisor

Violences faites aux femmes;

Développement des services en français; Formation professionnelle des intervenantes en violence faite aux femmes :

historique, mouvement des femmes, oppression des femmes, intervention féministe, violence conjugale,

agression à caractère sexuel,

intervention en situation de crise, traumatisme secondaire, épuisement professionnel, supervision féministe; Santé, pauvreté, migration et personnes sans-abri Femmes aînées; Multi-Professional Education Models for Northern Rural and Remote Communities Recherche-action, recherche qualitative, recherche quantitative.

Garg, Rashmi

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

 

Gauthier, Alain

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Child Health, Francophone Health, Health Promotion and Education, Physical Activity and Health, Rural Health

Gauthier, Yvon

Education

Co-Supervisor

 

Grenier, Sylvain

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Spine mechanics; Mechanics and motor control of spine stability; Injury mechanics and prevention; Ergonomics and workplace safety

Haji, Reeshma

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

religion and intergroup relations and a positive psychology approach to everyday mental health; a positive psychology approach to everyday mental health

Horrigan, Judith

Nursing

Committee Member

health services and health policy, quality of work life, healthy work environments, hospital restructuring, occupational health, correctional health care, nursing education, and nursing tele-practice

Jacklin, Kristen

NOSM

Supervisor

Aboriginal peoples health; cultural understandings of illness; intersection of Indigenous and biomedical healing traditions as they influence community-based and mainstream health care and Aboriginal health policy with a current emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and diabetes. Methods: Community-based participatory research; qualitative mixed methods

Johnson, Jennifer

Women's Studies

Supervisor

 

Kauppi, Carol

Social Work

Supervisor

Social justice issues in northern and Aboriginal communities (e.g., girlhood; adolescence, motherhood, young mothers, parenting, postpartum depression, homelessness, housing); racism; child and family poverty; qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research)

Kinsman, Gary

Sociology

Co-Supervisor

Social Theory; Social Organization of Knowledge; Social Movements; Sociology of Sexuality; Gender, Critical Investigations of National Security

Kpazai, Georges

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Intervention en éducation physique et à la santé; Pédagogie universitaire; Didactique de la construction et du développement des connaissances et des compétences professionnelles; Ingénierie du Curriculum; Pensée critique dans le domaine psychomoteur

Laflamme, Simon

Sociology

Supervisor

various issues of communication, economics and relationships between populations according to whether they constitute a minority or a majority

Larivière, Céline

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

further describe the functions of muscle plakins, such as dystonin and microtubule-actin crosslinking factor (MACF) molecules, in striated muscle using a variety of cellular and molecular biological approaches as well as using both in vitro (cell culture) and in vivo models (transgenic mice)

Larivière, Michel

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Mental health; mental health and vulnerable populations; quantitative methods; inferential methodologies

Larocque, Sylvie

Sciences infirmières

Supervisor

the impact of chronic illness on children and their families including family centered care; career plans of nursing graduates, educational and health issues involving Francophone populations of all ages living in Northern and Rural communities; oth quantitative and qualitative methods

Lavoie, Anne-Marise

Nursing

Supervisor

 

Lefebvre, Pascal

Orthophonie

Supervisor

 

Levin, Elizabeth

Psychology

Supervisor

parenting and children's conceptions of parenting, and on youth mental health

Lewko, John

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

Human error; Risk-taking; Youth and Working; Injury prevention; Human Security; Occupational health and safety; Accident investigation; Integration of services; Policy analysis; Program evaluation

Lightfoot, Nancy

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

  • a) occupational cancer (impact on patients and caregivers and compensation and return to work experiences; mortality and incidence in occupational cohorts; risk factors for occupational cancers; predictors of survival),
  • b) other chronic diseases (impact on patients and caregivers, surveillance, aetiology, predictors of survival), especially pediatric and adult cardiology
  • c) emergency preparedness (especially community and occupational impact of wildfires),
  • d) health services research (e.g., impact of long distance travel for care; client satisfaction; and program evaluation).

Maar, Marion

NOSM

Supervisor

Chronic disease; Aboriginal health; rural health; mental health; e-health; cross cultural research ethics; qualitative methods; quantitative methods mixed methods

Manitowabi, Darrel

Indigenous Relations

Co-Supercisor

 

Marin Tamayo, John Jairo

Sciences de l'éducation

Co-Supervisor

 

Marsh, David

NOSM

Supervisor

 

Mawhiney, Anne-Marie

Rural & Northern Health

Co-Supervisor

 

McGannon, Kerry

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Cultural Sport Psychology; qualitative research methodologies; Media influence on body politics and subjectivity;

Mercure, Dominique

Social Work

Co-Supervisor

 

Michel, Ginette

Human Kinetics

Co-Supervisor

 

Minor-Corriveau, Michèle

Orthophonie

Supervisor

 

Moeke-Pickering, Taima

Indigenous Relations

Co-Supervisor

 

Montgomery, Phyllis

Nursing

Supervisor

 

Neufeld, Eva

CRaNHR

Supervisor

 

Oddson, Bruce

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Health, wellness, and learning

Perron, Melanie

Psychology

Supervisor

 

Persinger, Michael

Psychology

Supervisor

 

Pianosi, Birgit

Gerontology

Co-Supervisor

 

Porter, Elaine

Sociology

Co-Supervisor

Sociology of the Family; Sociology of Childhood; Life Course Sociology; Gerontology

Ravel, Barbara

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Sport psychology; Sociology of sport; Women in sport; Gender and sexuality;

Non-conventional genders and sexualities; Sport and media; Athletic performance; Qualitative research; Feminist, poststructuralist and queer theories

Rebeiro Gruhl, Karen

Adjunct, Rural & Northern Health

Co-Supervisor

Occupational therapy, mental health, consumer organizations, peer support, occupations as means to recovery and health, rural and northern health, social determinants of health in mental health

Ritchie, Stephen

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

promoting resilience and well-being through outdoor adventure; understanding human energy consumption and expenditure during wilderness expeditions; using heart rate variability (HRV) as a psycho-physiological measure of stress and holistic health in natural environments; promoting health through active interactions with nature

Robinson, Adèle

Psychology

Supervisor

treatment of eating disorders; the role of the family as well as clinician factors; use of ceremonial ayahuasca in the treatment of mental health issues; bilingual literacy development and processes, in particular reading, spelling and reading comprehension

Rousseau, Luc

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

 

Roy-Charland, Annie

Psychology

Supervisor

 

Schinke, Robert

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Sport and physical activity, qualitative methods, multicultural investigations, community research.

Schweinbenz, Amanda

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

Sport history; Women in Sport; Gender Verification/Sex Testing; Olympic Games

Serresse, Olivier

Human Kinetics

Co-Supervisor

 

Simbagoye, Athanase

Sciences de l'éducation

Co-Supervisor

 

Tilleczek, Kate

Adjunct

Supervisor

 

Tremblay, Line

Psychology

Supervisor

 

Tufford, Lea

Social Work

Co-Supervisor

 

Turcotte , Josee

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

 

Urajnik, Diana

McMaster U

Co-Supervisor

 

Valliant, Paul

Psychology

Supervisor

Attitudes toward the Elderly; Forensic Issues including Personality Profiles of Adult and Young Offenders

Walker, Jennifer

Rural & Northern Health

Co-Supersivor

 

Warry, Wayne

Rural & Northern Health

Supervisor

Aboriginal health research

Watson, Shelley

Psychology

Supervisor

intellectual disabilities, human rights, and sexuality;  families of children with autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); sexual knowledge and attitudes of individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities; sex education and disability, genetic testing, and ethics around disability

Wenghofer, Elizabeth

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

Physician performance; quality improvement; continuing professional development; continuing medical education; professional governance and regulation; health human resources; international medical graduates; health policy; secondary data analysis; survey design; quantitative analysis. 

Whissell, Cynthia

Psychology

Supervisor

language and how language conveys emotions

Yantzi, Nicole

Environmental Studies

Supervisor

daily environments of children and youth with disabilities and their families; explores how the policies, designs and organization of homes, schools, and neighbourhoods can impact the participation of children and youth with disabilities

Young, Nancy

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

Rural and northern children’s health

Zhou, Run-Min

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

 

John Lewko

John Lewko

School of Rural and Northern Health
Nancy Lightfoot

Nancy Lightfoot

School of Rural and Northern Health
Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker

School of Rural and Northern Health
Elizabeth Wenghofer

Elizabeth Wenghofer

School of Rural and Northern Health
Nancy Young

Nancy Young

School of Rural and Northern Health