Jordan Edwards

Master's in Community Health & Epidemiology

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Epidemiology is an incredibly influential and rewarding field that provides limitless opportunities for learning.

 

 

Past education

BSc (Honours) in Biology from Queens University

Why Dal?

It provided me with the opportunity to study in a highly regarded epidemiology program in my home city of Halifax.

What inspires me

Epidemiology is an incredibly influential and rewarding field that provides limitless opportunities for learning. I am captivated by the process of pinpointing and quantifying existing problems in our health care systems and communities, and finding solutions to these problems through research. The diversity of the research in Community Health and Epidemiology and its application in the real world is what truly inspires me.

Thesis topic

I will be studying the prevalence of low back pain in patients presenting to emergency departments, both internationally and locally in the Charles V. Keating Emergency & Trauma Centre. I will also be working with a Research in Medicine (RIM) MicroResearch Group to assess the multi-faceted issue of low back pain in the Charles V. Keating Emergency & Trauma Centre.

Research groups & presentations                       

  • An Uncommon Approach To a Common Problem: Low Back Pain in the Emergency Department. (Edwards J*, Nunn M*, Stathakis A*, Burgesson B*, Archibald D*, Hayden JA, Magee K, Bortolussi B, MacDonald N. *Equal contributors)
  • Research in Medicine (RIM) MicroResearch Group
  • Service Learning Research Group (Global Health Office)

Awards & scholarships

  • Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre Student Scholarship
  • Bursary Canadian Conference on Global Health