Ananya Tina Banerjee
Dr. Ananya Tina Banerjee is Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupation Health, McGill University and member of SHERPA University Institute. Her interdisciplinary epidemiologic and qualitative research embeds a strong emphasis on community-based participatory pedagogy and research, which is grounded in collaboration and partnership with racialized communities. Often, the research questions she pursues are community-defined problems in the context of health equity and intersectionality funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Social Science & Humanities Research Council and Public Health Agency of Canada. She developed and offered the first course on race and health in a school of public health in Canada. She is well known for her anti-racism and anti-oppression practice in the learning environment and providing critical mentorship for racialized students in public health programs. She won the 2022 FMHS Teaching Innovation Award recognizing her unique pedagogy for inclusive public health education and serves on The Lancet’s International Advisory Board for Racial Inequalities.
Health Promotion; Social Determinants of Health; South Asian Health Equity; Intersectionality; Critical Race Theory; Cultural Safety; Socio-Ecological Framework; Epidemiology; Qualitative Research; Mixed-Methods; Diabetes Prevention Programs; Physical Activity; Community-Based Participatory Research; Student well-being and engagement