Team Members

Our team members are made up of leading-edge researchers in population aging, population data science, digital and computational demography, award-winning teachers, and directors, chief data officers, and analysts. 

Please see governance for team members’ involvement in CAnD3 committees.

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Monica Alexander 

Assistant Professor, Statistical Sciences and Sociology, University of Toronto 

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Daniel Béland

Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University 

James McGill Professor, Department of Political Science

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Simona Bignami 

Associate Professor, Department of Demography, McGill University 

Full Member, Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill University 

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Sarah Brauner-Otto

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University 

Director, Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill University 

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Sébastien Breau

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University

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Colin Busby

Research Director, Institute for Research and Public Policy (IRPP)

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Marie Connolly

Professor, Department of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal

Director, Research Group on Human Capital (GRCH)

Fellow, CIRANO

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Theodore Cosco 

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University 

Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Aging, University of Oxford

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Tom DiPrete

Giddings Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Columbia University 

Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP)

Co-Director, Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality, Columbia University

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Benoit Dostie

Director and Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montreal

Academic Director, Quebec Inter-University Center for Social Statistics (QICSS)

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Greg Eirich

Director, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Columbia University

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Tom Emery

Deputy Director, Generations and Gender Programme, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)

Executive Director, Dutch National Infrastructure for Social Science, Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations (ODISSEI)

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Aaron Erlich 

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University 

Founding Member, Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science (CSCDS), McGill University 

Member, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University 

Associate Member, Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill University

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Greg Gibson

Assistant Research Program Director, Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN)

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Michel Grignon 

Professor, Department of Economics and Health, Aging, an& Society, McMaster University  

Graduate Chair, Department of Health, Aging, & Society, McMaster University

Associate Scientist, Institut de Recherche et Documentation en Èconomie de la Santé

Editor-in-Chief, Health Reform Observer

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Neeru Gupta 

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick

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Catherine Haeck

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal

Director, CIQSS-UQAM-INRS Laboratory

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Paul Holyoke

Director, SE Research Centre, SE Health

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Janice Keefe

Professor, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University 

Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University

Director, NS Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University

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Eric Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Research Affiliate, Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University

Research Affiliate, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Nicholas King 

Associate Professor, Department of Social Studies of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University

Director, Policy and Data Science Program at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University 

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Susan Kirkland

Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University 

Associate Director, Geriatric Unity 

Principal Investigator, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

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Ümit Kiziltan

Chief Data Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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Lacey Langlois

Senior Consultant, Office of VP Research & Analysis, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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Tony Lea

Senior Vice President & Chief Methodologist, Environics Analytics

 

 

 

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Leah Macfadyen

Associate Director and Instructor, Master of Educational Technology, University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia

Director, Changing Eye Educational Consulting 

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Rachel Margolis

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario

Associate Member, Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill University 

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Patrick Marier

Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University

Scientific Director, Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS)

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Anne Martin-Matthews 

Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia 

Associate Vice-President, UBC Health, University of British Columbia 

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Kimberlyn McGrail

Scientific Director, SPOR Canadian Data Platform and Population Data BC (PopDataBC)

Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Director of Research, UBC Health

Data Director, BC Academic Health Sciences Network

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Peter McMahan

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University

Associate Member, Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill University

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Karen Mihorean

Director General, Statistics Canada

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Melinda Mills

Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford

Director, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford

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Sylvain Moreno

Associate Professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University 

CEO & Scientific Director, Digital Health Circle (AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub)

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Doug Norris

Senior Vice President & Chief Demographer, Environics Analytics

Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta

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Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities

Director, McGill Observatory on Health and Social Services Reforms (MOHSSR)

Director, International Research Infrastructure on Social inequalities in health (IRIS)

Professor, Departement of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and Department of Sociology, McGill University

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Derek Ruths

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, McGill University

Chief Data Scientist, Petri.ai

Chief Architect, Charitable Analytics International 

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Claudia Sanmartin

Director, Strategic Analysis, Publications and Training Division, Statistics Canada

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Emily Daina Šaras

Data Scientist and Chief Strategy Officer, Knowli Data Science

Instructor, Department of Sociology, Florida State University

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Markus Schafer 

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Faculty Associate, Institute of Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto

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Thomas Soehl

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University 

Canada Research Chair in International Migration

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Vernon Southward

CEO, Easel.ly

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Lisa Strohschein

Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta 

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Erin Stumpf

Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Founding Member, Public Policy and Population Health Observatory (3PO), McGill University

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Miles Taylor

Professor, Department of Sociology, Florida State University

Research Associate, Center for Demography and Population Health, Florida State University

Faculty Associate, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Florida State University

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Christina Wolfson

Lead Principal Investigator, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University 

Associate Member, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University 

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Laura Wright

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan

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Emilio Zagheni

Director, Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Data Science Fellow, Science Institute, University of Washington 

Research Affiliate, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington

Affiliate, Center for Statistics and Social Sciences, University of Washington

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Anna Zajacova

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario

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Zachary Zimmer

Professor, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University

Canada Research Chair in Aging and Community & Director, Global Aging and Community Initiative, Mount Saint Vincent University

 

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