Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock

Brittany Jock

Assistant Professor
Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition & Environment (CINE)

T: 514-398-xxxx  | brittany.jock [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  CINE  |  LinkedIn

Degrees

  • PhD in Social and Behavioral Interventions – Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • MHS in Epidemiology - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • BS in Chemistry – Syracuse University

Active Affiliations

  • Steering Committee, Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security

Short Bio

Dr. Jock is Bear Clan from the Akwesasne Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Territory. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in chemistry. She holds a Master’s degree in epidemiology and a Doctorate in social and behavioral interventions from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her public health training centers on the design and application of mixed methods research and the development, implementation, and evaluation of health programs.

Dr. Jock’s research combines epidemiology with social and behavioral science to respond to the obesity and chronic disease inequities experienced by Indigenous Nations and communities. Her research focuses on responding to the dietary shift from Indigenous traditional food systems to highly processed market food systems that resulted from the ongoing colonization of Turtle Island (North America). Dr. Jock’s research is in the following streams: nutrition status and obesity prevention interventions; community participation in research; policy, systems, and environmental approaches for obesity prevention; and influence of social determinants and historical trauma in shaping Indigenous health. She employs qualitative methods to develop interventions, quantitative research methods to evaluate interventions, and community-based participatory research to guide the involvement of Indigenous Nations in her research. She is honoured to work in the ancestral territory of her people.

Current Research

Food, Environment, Health, and Nutrition of First Nations Children and Youth (FEHNCY)

Publications

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