Meghan Winters

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Education

  • BSc, (double honors) Chemistry and Oceanography, University of British Columbia
  • MSc, Health Care and Epidemiology, Bridge Program Fellow, University of British Columiba
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Biography

Dr. Meghan Winters is an epidemiologist interested in the link between health, transportation, and city design.  She received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed a brief post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, studying on older adults' mobility and the built environment.  Dr. Winters joined the Faculty of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor in July 2011.

Research Interests

Dr. Winters is conducting research and knowledge exchange activities collaboratively with local governments and health authorities.  Her primary interests are: 

  • The built environment and health
  • Non-motorized travel, physical activity and  mobility
  • Cycling and pedestrian injuries
  • Age-friendly city design
  • Intervention studies and natural experiments
  • Spatial analyses of health and transportation-related outcomes

http://cyclingincities.spph.ubc.ca/

Teaching Interests

GIS Applications in Public Health

Health and the Built Environment (HSCI 409)

Exploratory Strategies in Epidemiology

Training Opportunities

 

I am currently recruiting trainees who are interested in pursuing graduate research or undergraduate research on my research projects related to the built environment and health. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me by email mwinters@sfu.ca, and include a CV and transcript.

At present I have specific opportunities related to projects on public bikeshare, a behavioural interventions to promote cycling, a citizen mapping project for cycling safety, and projects related to the built environment and physical activity, in children and in youth.

It is highly recommended that potential graduate students apply for external sources of funding for their research (e.g., MSFHR, CIHR) as well as departmental Graduate Fellowships. Outstanding SFU undergraduates are encouraged to apply for an SSHRC or NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. Please contact me well in advance of these funding deadlines to discuss your interests and background and to allow adequate time to develop a funding proposal.

 

Funding