PhD | Research Associate
Leia Minaker is a scientist at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Minaker earned her PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and her thesis focused on characterizing food environments by examining associations between features of the food environment, food purchasing behaviour, dietary intake and anthropometric outcomes. She also holds a master’s degree in Health Promotion from the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Alberta as well as a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo.
PhD (2013) Public Health – University of Alberta
MSc (2006) Health Promotion – University of Alberta
BSc (2004) Health Studies – University of Waterloo
Dr. Minaker worked on the NEWPATH project throughout her PhD and utilized NEWPATH data from the Region of Waterloo to complete PhD research. She has contributed to the NEWPATH data analysis over the course of the project as well as assisted with publication development.