Andria Jones-Bitton | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Andria Jones-Bitton

University of Guelph Population Medicine Professor Andria Jones-Bitton


Population Medicine, Epidemiology MSc and PhD

About my research…

My research programs focus on the epidemiology of mental health in farmers, veterinarians, and veterinary students. This includes prevalence and risk factor studies, as well as development and evaluation of curriculum and programs to enhance wellbeing in these populations. I use mixed methods approaches to address my research objectives.

How my research improves life…

Farmers and veterinarians face higher risk of poor mental health outcomes relative to other occupations. The research we conduct in my lab contributes to our understanding of mental health in these populations and develops targeted interventions to help improve health and wellbeing.

Why choose U of G grad studies…

The University of Guelph is a fantastic school and community. Epidemiology is a fascinating field where one can learn to become a 'medical detective', uncovering reasons why some populations are 'healthy' while others are not, and then practically applying that knowledge to help improve lives. The skills learned in the Epidemiology field are highly transferrable, which is terrific for learning about a variety of diseases and/or populations (pretty much as many as you'd like!). The Department of Population Medicine is also highly collegial and it is both personally and professionally rewarding being a part of this community.