The School of Public Health (SPH) is pleased to introduce our new faculty member, Dr. Khrisha Alphonsus, who joined us officially on May 15, 2020 as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Alphonsus was a lecturer for SPH instructing an Infectious Disease Epidemiology course.
Dr. Alphonsus began her post-secondary education at the University of Toronto, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Science-Neuroscience and Biology, a double major. However, she is no stranger to the University of Saskatchewan (USask), she completed her Master of Public Health in 2015 and went on to complete her PhD in Epidemiology in 2019 at USask. After completing her PhD, she went back to the University of Toronto, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Therapy and conducted research entitled: Randomized controlled trial of a physical activity program among the elderly. In January of 2020, Dr. Alphonsus returned to USask as a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, researching Nutritional deficiencies and dental carries among children.
Dr. Alphonsus’ research areas include: epidemiology of neurological disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s diseases, etc.), epidemiology of mental health and addiction, epidemiology of social factors associated with chronic and infectious diseases, and population and public health research. She has released several publications and presented at multiple conferences across Canada.