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Faculty profiles at the Faculty of Health

The system driving the Faculty of Health profiles is the same as the one driving the Faculty of Education profiles, but there's some PHP in the middle. However, you can bypass it.

Faculty of Health profiles:
http://www.yorku.ca/health/people/index.php?search=Y&All=Y

Search for all faculty and get a JSON feed of results:
http://healthprofiles.apps06.yorku.ca/data/searchPublished/?surname=%

Or, restrict to last names begininng with A:
http://healthprofiles.apps06.yorku.ca/data/searchPublished/?surname=A%

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  "people": [
    {
      "sname": "Adegoke",
      "mid": 648671,
      "titles": "Associate Professor",
      "faculties": "Faculty of Health: School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Graduate Kinesiology & Health Sciences: Integrative Physiology of Exercise",
      "fname": "Olasunkanmi A J",
      "names": "Olasunkanmi A J, Adegoke"
    },
    {
      "sname": "Adler",
      "mid": 141540,
      "titles": "Associate Professor",
      "faculties": "Faculty of Health: Department of Psychology, Graduate Psychology: Developmental and Cognitive Processes",
      "fname": "Scott A.",
      "names": "Scott A., Adler"
    },
    {
      "sname": "Ahmad",
      "mid": 977852,
      "titles": "Assistant Professor",
      "faculties": "Faculty of Health: School of Health Policy & Management",
      "fname": "Farah",
      "names": "Farah, Ahmad"
    },
    {
      "sname": "Angus",
      "mid": 1210,
      "titles": "Professor",
      "faculties": "Faculty of Health: Department of Psychology, Graduate Psychology: Clinical",
      "fname": "Lynne",
      "names": "Lynne, Angus"
    },
    {
      "sname": "Ardern",
      "mid": 145934,
      "titles": "Assistant Professor",
      "faculties": "Faculty of Health: School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Graduate Kinesiology & Health Sciences: Health and Fitness Behaviours",
      "fname": "Christopher I",
      "names": "Christopher I, Ardern"
    }
  ],
  "tg_flash": null
}

When you have the mid number for a person, you can get JSON data about them:
http://healthprofiles.apps06.yorku.ca/data/getPublishedUserData?mid=977852

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  "cv": true,
  "locations": [
    {
      "fax": "416-736-5227",
      "room": "414",
      "selectBuilding": "Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES",
      "selectCampus": "Keele",
      "phone": "417-736-2100",
      "ext": "33898"
    }
  ],
  "emails": [
    {
      "_order": 1,
      "email": "farahmad@yorku.ca"
    }
  ],
  "displaynames": [
    {
      "lastname": "Ahmad",
      "_order": 1,
      "firstname": "Farah"
    }
  ],
  "fesdegrees": [],
  "awards": [
    {
      "awarder": "",
      "_order": 1,
      "award": "CIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship",
      "year": "2007"
    },
    {
      "awarder": "",
      "_order": 2,
      "award": "CIHR Health Research Fellowship",
      "year": "2004"
    },
    {
      "awarder": "",
      "_order": 3,
      "award": "CIHR Health Research Fellowship ",
      "year": "2003"
    },
    {
      "awarder": "",
      "_order": 4,
      "award": "CIHR-STIHR Health, Care, Technology & Place Fellowship",
      "year": "2005"
    }
  ],
  "names": [
    {
      "surname": "Ahmad",
      "firstname": "Farah"
    }
  ],
  "research": "eHealth to Transform Healthcare. Although chronic health conditions have now gained attention of policy makers and health management teams, a new challenge on the horizon is co-occurrence of chronic conditions with poor social conditions (e.g., unemployment, poor housing, food inadequacy, and low social capital). At the time of economic recession, this is a serious concern because of the decline in social conditions at the societal level and shrinking professional resources at the system level. In her research, Dr. Ahmad aims to examine, adopt and implement eHealth technologies in primary care settings to mitigate resource constraints on the health system and address health disparities by empowering communities and healthcare providers for a ‘whole person’ approach and development of integrated models of care. To this end, Dr. Ahmad has examined an interactive, wait-room computer-assisted health-risk assessment (HRA) tool in a Family Medicine setting. This randomized controlled trial demonstrated the tools’ effectiveness in raising discussion and detection of intimate partner violence and risk of compromised mental health during clinical encounters. The qualitative studies revealed provider and patient-acceptance of the tool. Dr. Ahmad examined the HRA through further studies and has now taken the concept to Community Health Centers serving vulnerable communities. After developing and piloting the HRA tool for Dari/Farsi speaking Afghan refugees in a university-community initiative, a multi-site project is in planning. Psychosocial Health is also a dominant stream of Dr. Ahmad’s research with a focus on family violence and mental health/stress with several publications (see CV for details).  Another cross-cutting theme is Vulnerable Populations with a focus on social status (i.e., gender, migration and ethnicity) determining access to healthcare. Several of her publications in the area of psychosocial health listed above fall in this domain. This focus is also apparent in her research on under-screening of cancer among ethnic women  and popular modes of health promotion among ethnic immigrant women. To this end, Dr. Ahmad’s significant contribution is successful development of an intervention using ethnic newspapers to promote breast-cancer screening among immigrant women. This model has been replicated by the health promotion team of the Cancer Care Ontario. She is now planning to develop and examine an ‘interactive computer-assisted messaging’ (iCAM) system to reach under-screened populations via primary care settings and community out-reach models.",
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    {
      "area": "SHPM - Electronic Health Records/eHealth/Health Database App"
    },
    {
      "area": "SHPM - Health Informatics"
    },
    {
      "area": "SHPM - Research Methods"
    }
  ],
  "mid": 977852,
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  },
  "bio2": "Dr. Farah Ahmad is a health service researcher with a focus on primary care settings, psychosocial health, vulnerable communities and eHealth innovations. Professor Ahmad says “Fostering equitable access to healthcare through applied research, teaching and service is my philosophy.” She uses mixed-method research designs which range from randomized controlled trials to in-depth interviews, focus groups and concept mapping. She has taught courses in health informatics, eHealth, health promotion, migration and health and research methods.",
  "affiliations": [
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      "Affil_name": "Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael Hospital",
      "Affil_role": "Affiliate Scientist\n",
      "Affil_link": "http:///www.stmichaelshospital.com/crich/index.php"
    },
    {
      "_order": 3,
      "Affil_name": "CIHR-STIHR Health, Care, Technology and Place",
      "Affil_role": "Mentor",
      "Affil_link": "http://www.hctp.utoronto.ca/Welcome.asp"
    },
    {
      "_order": 4,
      "Affil_name": "Dalla Lana School of Public Health",
      "Affil_role": "Assistant Professor (status)",
      "Affil_link": "http://www.phs.utoronto.ca/"
    }
  ],
  "degrees": [
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      "adegree": "PhD",
      "_order": 1,
      "alocation": "Canada",
      "school": "University of Toronto",
      "degreeyear": "2007",
      "id": 2374
    },
    {
      "adegree": "MPH",
      "_order": 2,
      "alocation": "USA",
      "school": "Harvard University",
      "degreeyear": "1995",
      "id": 2376
    },
    {
      "adegree": "MBBS",
      "_order": 3,
      "alocation": " Pakistan",
      "school": "University of Punjab",
      "degreeyear": "1988",
      "id": 2375
    }
  ],
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      "formaltitle": "Assistant Professor"
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      "rptitle": "Breast cancer screening among minority women in GTA: A study of barriers to uptake and retention",
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      "other_funding": "Cancer Care Ontario: The GTA Cancer Prevention and Screening Network"
    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Breast cancer screening among minority women in GTA: A study of solutions to address barriers to uptake and retention",
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      "amount": "10000",
      "year_funded": "2009",
      "duration": "1",
      "funding_source": "Other...",
      "other_funding": "Canadian Cancer Society"
    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Centre for Research Development on Gender, Mental Health & Violence across Lifespan",
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      "amount": "2000000",
      "year_funded": "2009",
      "duration": "5",
      "funding_source": "Canadian Institutes of Health Research",
      "other_funding": ""
    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Computer-assisted psychosocial risk assessment for (Dari) refugee health and settlement",
      "my_role": "Principal Investigator",
      "amount": "30000",
      "year_funded": "2009",
      "duration": "2",
      "funding_source": "Other...",
      "other_funding": "Connaught New Staff Matching"
    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Conceptualization and definition of intimate partner violence among men and women with diverse ethnic backgrounds",
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      "duration": "3",
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    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Food for health equity in diverse communities: Creating pathways to advantage through food innovation networks",
      "my_role": "CoInvestigator",
      "amount": "75000",
      "year_funded": "2010",
      "duration": "1",
      "funding_source": "Canadian Institutes of Health Research",
      "other_funding": ""
    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Perspectives of family physicians on computer-assisted screening for psychosocial risks – A qualitative study",
      "my_role": "Principal Investigator",
      "amount": "2918",
      "year_funded": "2008",
      "duration": "2",
      "funding_source": "Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council",
      "other_funding": ""
    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Perspectives of healthcare providers on computer-assisted psychosocial risk screening – A step towards ‘Health Promoting’ hospitals",
      "my_role": "Principal Investigator",
      "amount": "10000",
      "year_funded": "2009",
      "duration": "5",
      "funding_source": "Other...",
      "other_funding": "Dean’s Fund New Faculty Grant"
    },
    {
      "description": "",
      "rptitle": "Resilience among South Asian immigrant women with experiences of domestic abuse",
      "my_role": "Principal Investigator",
      "amount": "6000",
      "year_funded": "2009",
      "duration": "2",
      "funding_source": "Canadian Institutes of Health Research",
      "other_funding": ""
    }
  ],
  "partnerships": []
}

Updated on February 21st, 2013.