Thesis Topic: Overcoming epistemological and practical barriers to effective public health policies: The case of pesticide exposure on small Ecuadorian banana farms
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Jerry Spiegel, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Committee Members: Alejandro Rojas, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Scholarships and Awards:
Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Award
Environmental Health Technical Consultant, Youth Challenge International, Toronto, Ontario
Brisbois, Ben (2007) Dengue prevention in Latin America: Effectiveness and Multi-Scalar Policy Implications of Ecohealth Projects. Presented at International Ecohealth Forum 2008, December 1-5, Mérida, Mexico.
Brisbois, Ben and Jerry Spiegel (2007) IDRC vector-borne disease Ecohealth projects in Latin America and considerations of primary health care. Poster delivered at Canadian Conference for International Health, October 26-29, Ottawa, ON.
Brisbois, B., Diffenderfer, S., Fukuda, A., Ransom-Hodges, A., Pritchard, G., et al. (2002) Improving the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s Citizen Submission Procedure: recommendations based on human rights complaint mechanisms. McGill School of Environment group research course final report.
Research and Related Work Experience:
Ben's Masters research focused on the climate change and infectious disease, with related epistemological and policy-related considerations. Ben has worked for the federal government at Health Canada and Environment Canada, and on a development project in Guyana with the NGO Youth Challenge International.