Hasu Ghosh, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health
Academic Credentials: PhD (Population Health, University of Ottawa); Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research (Ontario Training Centre/ University of Ottawa); MA (Anthropology, Carleton University, Canada); MSc (Anthropology, Visva-Bharati University, India); BEd (Biology and International Language, University of Calcutta, India), BSc (Hons) (Zoology, University of Calcutta, India).
Experience: Dr. Hasu Ghosh earned her PhD in population health in the year 2013. She is currently completing a CIHR-Strategic initiative funded IMPART Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. Her research and teaching interests lie primarily within the fields of population and public health; and span the areas of Aboriginal and minority health, social contexts of health seeking behaviour and health care access, health inequities, qualitative and community-based research methodologies including narrative and intersectional analysis. Cross-cutting these themes, is her focus on urban population health– formulating ways to enhance well-being of people living in urban areas through examining the contextual and intersecting determinants of their health. Dr. Ghosh also has a related research interest in chronic disease prevention, particularly in terms of structural and policy interventions that can help to narrow the gaps in health outcome across the population groups. In the past, she worked at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as a policy analyst and consultant; and she is also a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers and taught at the junior through intermediate and high school levels at the capacity of regular and occasional teacher in Canada and abroad. Dr. Ghosh finds great pleasure teaching public health courses at Concordia when her students share that the course readings and deliverables are usable directly in their workplace and have helped them solve their professional issues differently than how they handled those before.