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Technical Experts


Dr. Kirsten Lee

Dr. Kirsten Lee is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Global Health at York University and member of the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. She is funded by a CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Award Early Career Transition Award. Her research aims to evaluate policies that promote healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems. In collaboration with federal and provincial government partners, her current work uses systems theories and methods to strengthen food and nutrition-related surveillance systems in Canada. 

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Dr. Mary E. Wiktorowicz

Dr. Mary Wiktorowicz is Professor of Global Health Governance at York University and Associate Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. She studies transnational and state governance of antimicrobial stewardship, deep prevention of pandemics, global women’s health networks and equitable approaches to addressing women’s rights within global health and humanitarian contexts. 

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Carol Devine

Carol Devine is a climate change and health researcher, writer, and advocate. She co-created and led two Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) climate change action initiatives, the Humanitarian Action on Climate and Environment (HACE) Initiative and Climate Smart MSF. Carol worked for MSF in Bangladesh, Rwanda, South Sudan, and East Timor. She is a Community Scholar at Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research at York University and a Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Humanities and Social Science Expert Group member.  

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Dr. Sapna Sharma

Dr. Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at York University and York Research Chair in Global Change Biology. Her research highlights how lakes worldwide respond to climate change, including rapid ice loss, warming water temperatures, degrading water quality, and changing fish distributions. Her research has led to an induction to the Royal Society of Canada – College of New Scholars and she has been named one of Canada's Top 10 Women Water Scientists. She is a dedicated science communicator and is the founder of SEEDS, an outreach program for refugees. For her commitment to science outreach, she has served as Vice-Chair for the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and awarded the Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs Science Promotion Prize.  

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