HeLTI Early Career Researcher and Trainee Seminar Series

The Seminar webinars are open to researchers of all levels, including graduate students, postdocs, new principal investigators, mid-career, senior), and available to HeLTI members and members of other consortia and other research groups.

The webinar covers various topics, such as completed research, work in progress, planned studies, grant and manuscript writing, and research design.

The seminar series also provide great opportunities for interactions and knowledge exchange between trainees and PIs as after the end of a presentation, there are discussions among the attendees.

Upcoming Seminar
November 21, 2023
8 am ET
Epistemic Justice and Preconception Health: Some Initial Findings from the Bukhali Health Helpers
Caitlin V. Gardiner, MBChB, MSc, PhD student; HeLTI China
Past Seminars
November 2, 2023
8 am ET
Early Life Influences on Childhood Obesity: from Etiology to Community Health Practices
Andraea Van Hulst, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, École des sciences infirmières Ingram, McGill University; HeLTI China
September 29, 2023
8 am ET
Approaches to design and analysis of complex intervention trials
Dr. William Fraser, Professor, University of Sherbrooke; HeLTI China
September 7, 2023
8 am ET
Transition from Early Career to Mid-Career to Senior Level Researcher
Dr. Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, Professor, University of Sherbrooke; HeLTI China
June 7, 2023
8 am ET
What about the fathers? Understanding the paternal role on offspring growth trajectories
Dr. Kozeta Miliku, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto; HeLTI Canada
May 4, 2023
8 am ET
Early life adversities and child’s mental and cognitive development: Findings from Finnish cohorts
Dr. Kati Heinonen-Tuomaala, Associate Professor, Tampere University, Finland & Visiting Professor, HeLTI Canada
April 5, 2023
8 am ET
Process evaluation of the HeLTI South Africa Bukhali trail: Lesson learned, current activities, and future plans
Dr. Catherine Draper, Associate Professor SAMRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand
March 7, 2023
8 am ET
Studying children growth in the digital area: A comprehensive machine learning pipeline
Dr. Paraskevi Massara, Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
February 16, 2023
8 am ET
The First 2000 Days: Translating Health to Policy
Dr. Stephen Lye, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medicine and Physiology at University of Toronto; Interim Director and Senior Investigator at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health; PI, HeLTI South-Africa
November 9, 2022
8 am ET
Maternal physical activity in preconception is associated with perinatal outcomes
Su Kaizhen, Postgraduate Student
HeLTI China
October 14, 2022
11 am ET
Impact of early life adversity - and social deprivation in particular - on cognitive and mental health outcomes in childhood and adolescence
Mark Wade, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto
HeLTI India
Thursday September 15, 2022
9 am ET
Using rapid biobehavioral feedback to improve mother-infant interactions
Alessandra Prioreschi, WT Training Fellowship
HeLTI South Africa
Tuesday August 9, 2022
8 am ET
Early childhood health and learning outcomes at school (including the Early Development instrument)
Jessica Omand, Postdoctoral Fellow at SickKids
HeLTI Canada
Wednesday July 6, 2022
9 am ET
Chronic Illness and Perinatal Mental Health
Hilary Brown, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto at Scarborough
HeLTI Canada
Thursday June 9, 2022
8 am ET
The effect of maternal methyl nutrients on maternal and infant health
Yi-ling Ko, HeLTI China
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