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McMaster PhD candidate receives Fulbright Student Award

Published: September 14, 2011
Catherine Kreatsoulas
Catherine Kreatsoulas, a PhD candidate in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

A McMaster PhD candidate has received a prestigious Fulbright Student Award to conduct research in epidemiology at Harvard University.

Catherine Kreatsoulas will spend nine months in the United States researching the discrepancies in cardiovascular disease and health that exist among population groups. Her project will seek to show how the focus of cardiovascular disease prevention and research can create a better understanding of the "causes of the causes," also known as the social determinants of health.

Later this month, Kreatsoulas will defend her PhD in epidemiology, which she has worked towards under the supervision of Dr. Sonia Anand, a leading epidemiology and cardiologist. Kreatsoulas also holds a M.Sc. from McMaster and a B.Sc. in physical anthropology from the University of Toronto. Her work has been widely published in academic and peer-reviewed journals.

Operating in over 150 countries worldwide, the Fulbright program has long been regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange. Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity and assist in the shaping of future leaders through its bilateral academic exchanges with the United States.

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