Dr. Annalee Yassi, a Professor in SPPH, is a former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Capacity Building.
As a medical specialist in both Public Health and Preventive Medicine as well as Occupational Medicine, a large part of Dr. Yassi’s research focuses on collaborative roles in occupational health and infection control in the healthcare workplace. Dr. Yassi is leading CIHR-funded projects in Southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe) as well as in Ecuador. She also is working on a major interdisciplinary project to reduce tuberculosis and other occupational lung diseases in South Africa’s mining sector.
Dr. Yassi is particularly interested in issues and methods in community-based health research, transdisciplinarity and North-South partnerships. Additional areas of special interest include the ethics of global health research, linking environmental/ecosystem threats and the social determination of health, and the use of arts-based research methods as well as arts-infused social justice and community-based health interventions