Academic Vitae

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto. Toronto, ON
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
2007—present

  • Dissertation Title: Assessing the penetration and performance of hospitalists in Ontario: implications for the quality and efficiency of inpatient care.
  • Supervisory Committee: Dr. Richard H. Glazier, Dr. Therese A. Stukel, Dr. Walter P. Wodchis.
  • Areas of concentration: Epidemiology, performance measurement, research and statistical methods for epidemiologic inquiry, health outcomes evaluation, administrative database analyses.

Master of Science,York University. Toronto, ON
School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
2005—2007

  • Thesis title: Regional variation in childhood injury: exploring the concept of ‘place’ as risk factor for injury – nominated for Thesis Master’s Prize.
  • Supervisory Committee: Dr. Alison K. Macpherson, Dr. Hala H. Tamim, Dr. Joseph Baker, Dr. Sarah Flicker.
  • Areas of concentration: Injury Epidemiology, spatial variation in  health outcomes and injury incidence,  research and statistical methods for epidemiologic  inquiry.

Bachelors of Health Sciences-Honours Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario; London, ON
2000—2004

  • Areas of concentration: Health services research; research methodology; statistical analysis.
  • Graduate Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean’s Honour List: 2001 – 2004
  • Scholar’s Electives: 2000

FUNDING

2009-2013
Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Ottawa ON
Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral Award
$135,000

2009-2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa ON
Standard Research Grant-Collaborator
$88,944

2009-2010
Government of Ontario , Toronto ON
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
$15,000-Awarded and Declined

2008-2010
Health Systems Performance Research Network, Toronto ON
Doctoral Fellowship in Health Systems Performance Measurement
$64,000

2007
University of Toronto, Toronto ON
Doctoral Fellowship; Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
$20,000

2005—2007
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Toronto ON
Young Researcher/Mentor Grant
$50,000

2006
York University, Toronto ON
Graduate Teaching Fellowship
$20,000

2006
York University, Toronto ON
Graduate Student Fellowship; School of Graduate Studies
$1,200

2005
York University, Toronto ON
Graduate Teaching Fellowship
$36,000

2005
York University, Toronto ON
Entrance Scholarship; School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
$5,000

PUBLICATIONS

Published Refereed Papers

White HL, Stukel TA, Wodchis WP, Glazier RH. Defining hospital-based physicians using clinical practice data: a systems-level pilot-study of Ontario physicians. Open Medicine. 2014; 7(3): e74-84.

White HL, O’Campo P, Moineddin R, Matheson FI. Modeling the cumulative effects of social exposures  on health: moving beyond disease-specific models. International Journal of Environmental Research and Health. 2013; 10(4): 1186-1201.

White HL, MacPherson AK. Capturing pediatric injury in Ontario: differences in injury incidence using self-reported survey and health service utilisation data.  Injury Prevention. 2012; 18(1):33-37.

White HL, Glazier RH. Do hospitalist physicians improve the quality of inpatient care delivery? A systematic review of process, efficiency and outcome measure. BMC Medicine. 2011; 9: 58.

White HL, Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Neighborhood deprivation and regional inequalities in self-reported health among Canadians: are we equally at risk? Health & Place. 2011; 17(1): 361-369.

White HL, Low H, Macpherson AK. Neighbourhood sociocultural demographics and their association with bicycle helmet use in children.  Canadian Journal of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 2011; 1:44-60.

LaFreniere M, Matheson FI, White HL, Moineddin R, Glazier RH. Influence of neighborhood deprivation, gender and ethno-racial origin on smoking behavior of Canadian youth.  Preventive Medicine. 2011; 52(5): 376-380.

Matheson FI, White HL, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Drinking in context: exploring the relationship among gender, neighborhood deprivation and alcohol consumption.  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Published Online First, February 17, 2011.

Matheson FI, White HL, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Neighbourhood chronic stress and gender inequalities in hypertension. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 2010; 64(8):705-713.

Macpherson AK, White HL, Mongeon S, Grant V, Osmond M, Lapskie T, MacKay M. Examining the sensitivity of an injury surveillance program using population-based estimates. Injury Prevention. 2008; 14(4):262-5.

Manuscripts under review

PAPERS IN PREPARATION

White HL, Stukel TA, Wodchis WP, Glazier RH. Generalist inpatient workload and clinical outcomes of care: a systems-level performance evaluation of Ontario hospitalists. In preparation for the New England Journal of Medicine, Submission expected January 2015.

Research Reports

White HL, Miller T. Central West LHIN 2014-2015 Annual Business Plan. Central West Local Health Integration Network, Brampton, ON. July 2014.

Matheson FI, O’Campo P, Salmon C, Zangeneh M, White HL, Ahmed F, Lam S. Gender and perceptions of gambling: a pilot project using concept mapping. Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital. November 2009.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

White HL, Stukel TA, Wodchis WP, Glazier RH. Should community-based primary care physicians provide hospital care? Assessing inpatient volumes by managing generalists and outcomes of care in Ontario hospitals. North American Primary Care Research Group’s Annual Meeting; Ottawa, November 2013.

White HL, Stukel TA, Wodchis WP, Glazier RH. Family physician hospitalists emerge in Ontario. Temporal trends in hospital care provision by general practitioners from 1996 to 2011. o North American Primary Care Research Group’s Annual Meeting; Ottawa, November 2013.

White HL, Glazier RH. Tracking the growth of hospitalist medicine in Ontario: trends in inpatient physician specialty and continuity-of-care from 1996 to 2009.  Academy of Health 2010 Annual Research Meeting: Boston, June 2010.

White HL, Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Neighbourhood deprivation and regional inequalities in self-reported health among Canadians: are we equally at risk? Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference: Toronto, June 2010.

White HL, Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Neighbourhood deprivation and regional inequalities in self-reported health among Canadians: are we equally at risk? Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Kingston, May 2010.

White HL. Do hospitalist physicians provide ‘better’ inpatient care? A look at how conceptual frameworks can be used to understand and synthesize findings on provider performance. Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Graduate Student’s Research Day; Toronto, May 2010.

Gozdyra P, Booth GL, Creatore MI, Dunn JR, Glazier RH, Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Weyman J, White HL. Links between residential characteristics and type-2 diabetes.  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, March 2009.

White HL, Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Neighbourhood chronic stress and gender inequalities in hypertension. North American Primary Care Research Group’s Annual Meeting; Puerto Rico, November 2008.

Matheson FI, White HL, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Drinking in context: exploring the relationship among gender, neighborhood deprivation and alcohol consumption. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting; Puerto Rico, November 2008.

White HL, Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Neighbourhood chronic stress and gender inequalities in hypertension.  Women’s College Research Institute 7th Annual Research Day in Woman’s Health; Toronto, May 2008.

White HL, Matheson FI, Moineddin R, Dunn JR, Glazier RH. Neighbourhood chronic stress and gender inequalities in hypertension. Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation: Graduate Student’s Research Day; Toronto, May 2008.

White, H.L, Tamim, H & Macpherson, A.K. Capturing pediatric injury in Ontario: Evaluating the sensitivity of NACRS for the determination of population injury  rates. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference; Toronto, November 2007.

White, H.L, Tamim, H & Macpherson, A.K. The impact of ‘place’ on pediatric neurotrauma risk: a population-based study. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference; Toronto, November 2007.

White, H.L, Low, H. & Macpherson, A.K. Neighbourhood sociocultural demographics and their association with bicycle helmet use in children. Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference; Toronto, November 2007.

White, H.L, Matheson, F.I, Moineddin, R, Dunn, J.R, & Glazier, R.H. Neighbourhood deprivation and gender differences in health.  International Conference on Urban Health; Baltimore, November 2007.

Matheson, F.I, White, H.L, Moineddin, R, Dunn, J.R, & Glazier, R.H. Drinking in Context: exploring the relationship among gender, neighborhood deprivation and alcohol consumption. International Conference on Urban Health; Baltimore , November, 2007.

White, H.L, Tamim, H & Macpherson, A.K. Regional variation in childhood neurotrauma: a population- based epidemiological analysis. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting; Toronto, May 2007.

White, H.L, Low, H. & Macpherson, A.K. Neighbourhood sociocultural demographics and their association with bicycle helmet use in children. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting; Toronto, May 2007.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Teaching Assistant-Epidemiology of Health & Disease, Jan —April 2011

  • Tutorial director for third year undergraduate epidemiology course with an enrollment of 125.
  • Directed in-class learning, presentations and discussions on epidemiologic inquiry and analyses.
  • Marking and grading of student assignments, class presentations, weekly quizzes and exams.
  • Preparation of weekly quizzes and midterm/final exams.

Teaching Assistant-Statistics for Human Biology, Sept—Dec 2011

  • Tutorial director for third year undergraduate statistics course with an enrollment of 88.
  • Directed in-class learning and discussion focused on applying statistical tests and concepts to describe and analyze biomedical data within the health sciences.
  • Aid students  in understanding and conducting univariate and multivariate statistical tests.
  • Marking and grading of student assignments, weekly quizzes and exams.

York University. Toronto, ON
Course Administrator-Introduction to Health, Jan —April 2007

  • Course administrator for second year undergraduate course with an enrollment of 500.
  • Co-development of course curriculum, lecture content and examination materials; secondary lecturer.
  • Management of student website including Q & A and student discussion forum.
  • Response to student inquiries regarding all course content and management of student extensions, special considerations, missed examinations and disability services.
  • Evaluation and data entry of student assignments; preparation and submission of final grades.

Laboratory Demonstrator-Introduction to Statistics, Sept 2005—April 2006

  • Laboratory TA for second year undergraduate statistics course with an enrollment of 50.
  • Directed lab experiments aimed at applying statistical concepts and analysis skills to relevant real-world examples in the health sciences.
  • Ensure understanding of introductory univariate statistical analysis skills.
  • Marking and grading of student assignments; invigilation for class examination.

Laboratory Demonstrator-Human Anatomy, Sept—Dec 2005

  • Laboratory demonstrator for second year undergraduate anatomy course with an enrollment of 50.
  • Preparation of specimens for laboratory investigation and analysis.
  • Directed hands-on student investigation of muscular, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, neural, reproductive, and circulatory systems.
  • Marking and grading of student laboratory tests and assignments; invigilation for class examination

Laboratory Demonstrator-Human Anatomy for Fine Arts, Sept 2005—April 2006

  • Laboratory demonstrator for second year undergraduate anatomy course with an enrollment of 20.
  • Preparation of specimens for laboratory investigation and analysis.
  • Directed hands-on student investigation of muscular, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, neural, reproductive, and circulatory systems.
  • Marking and grading of student laboratory tests and assignments; invigilation for class examination.

University of Toronto. Toronto, ON
Sessional Instructor-Springboard and Platform Diving, Sept 2005—April 2007

  • Sessional activity instructor for springboard diving classes for undergraduate students enrolled in the Bachelor’s of Physical Education program.

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Central West Local Health Integration Network, Brampton, ON                     Health Systems Performance Specialist.   2013-present

Responsible for developing, negotiating, implementing and monitoring the performance, accountability and quality agendas for the Central West LHIN (includes the LHIN and all acute care hospitals, Community Care Access Centres, Long-Term Care homes, Primary Health Teams, and community-based agencies located in Central Western Ontario)

Additional Responsibilities:

Monitoring and reporting on the LHIN’s performance agreements to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

  • Negotiating performance/quality improvement plans and targets with Health Service Providers.
  • Identification of health system service gaps and health system priorities through the analysis of local, regional and provincial health data.
  • Development and analyses of the LHIN’s ER/ALC, Seniors, Stroke, Rehabilitation, Chronic Disease and Mental Health Strategies.
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of the LHIN’s Balanced Scorecard and drill-down dashboards, including quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors LHIN Core Action Groups.
  • Provide support to staff, health service providers, stakeholders and the MOHLTC on data requests and analyses.
  • Ongoing risk management for identified risks related to LHIN performance, data analyses, accountability agreements and quality improvement plans.
  • Development and approval of the LHIN’s 2014-2015 Annual Business Plan.

Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Toronto, ON
Research Assistant 2007—2011

  • Lead Researcher: Dr Flora I. Matheson; Dr Richard H. Glazier
  • Research Assistant on a number of peer-reviewed grants looking at how social determinants of health produce and reinforce inequalities in health outcomes among Canadian populations.
  • Research projects included:
    • Hierarchical regression modeling examining the contextual influence of neighbourhood deprivation on gender differences in physical health outcomes including self-reported health, hypertension, cancer, risky drinking behaviour and youth smoking.
    • Hierarchical multinomial regression as a method of estimating the social consequences of neighbourhood environmental factors on cumulative health conditions amongst Canadians.
    • Gender and socio-economic inequalities in the comorbidity of mental illness, substance abuse and chronic health conditions.
    • Spatio-temporal analysis exploring the ripple effect of suicidal behaviour in Toronto.
    • Spatial analysis exploring the walkability of Toronto neighbourhoods and their impact on diabetes and obesity prevalence.
    • Qualitative analysis of gender differences in perceptions of problem gambling

Health Systems Performance Research Network. Toronto, ON
Research Fellow, 2008-present

  • Doctoral fellow on a Ministry of Health funded research collaborative working on projects that identify, validate, implement and exploit performance information of value to the health system in Ontario.
  • Research projects include:
    • Evaluating the performance of hospitalist physicians in Ontario
    • Systematic review of the literature on health systems performance.

University of Toronto. Toronto, ON
Research Fellow, 2008-present

Member of a CIHR funded working group exploring the relationship between operating efficiency and quality of care in Ontario hospitals.

Health Science Inquiry. Canada
Editor-in-Chief, 2013-2014

Editor-in-chief for an online, peer-reviewed journal publishing the academic work of graduate students researching in the health and medical sciences – affiliated with the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, CMAJ, Medical Care, and the International Journal of Obesity.

Responsibilities included:

  • Hiring, directing, training and supervision of 12 senior staff, 8 news reporters and 40 associates.
  • Preparing the annual Call for Papers, including drafting of materials for website publication, securing and coordinating annual partnerships with relevant academic journals and advertising/sponsorship.
  • Reviewing all articles, material and artwork for accuracy, potential bias, libel or slander.
  • Preparing the final edition for publication including content layout and artwork.

 Managing Editor, Submissions. 2011-2013

Direct, train and supervise an editorial team of 8 senior editors and 25 reviewers. Responsible for managing, coordinating and editing all manuscripts, editorials, news articles and special reports submitted to the journal for publication including communication with authors.

 Senior Editor,  2010-2011

Responsible for editing accepted manuscripts, editorials, news articles and special reports; communicating between authors and reviewers and assessing the methodological/statistical rigor of submitted articles.

Correctional Services Canada.  Ottawa, ON
Addictions Researcher- 2009

1-year contract with Correctional Services Canada to evaluate their federal Women Offenders Substance Abuse Program.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Statistical and Data Analysis

  • Univariate, bivariate, multivariate, multi-level and Bayesian statistical analysis.
  • SAS, SPSS, STAT, Epi-Info, R-Statistics, WinBUGS, Concept System Platforms.

Computer Programming

  • Java, C.

Data Entry

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Prezzi

ACADEMIC AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS

Distinguished Trainee, North American Primary Care Research Group, 2013
Top Oral Presentation: Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 2010

Research Award for Pushing the Envelope in Women’s Health Research, 2008
Distinguished Paper: North American Primary Care Research Group, 2008
Nomination for Master’s Thesis Prize, York University, 2007
Entrance Scholarship, York University, 2005
Dean’s List, University of Western Ontario, 2002-2004
Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario, 2000-2002, 2003, 2004
Scholar’s Electives, University of Western Ontario, 2000, 20001
Dean’s List, St. Jude’s Private Academic Academy, 2000
Ontario Scholar, St. Jude’s Private Academic Academy, 2000

SERVICE

Methodological/Statistical Reviewer, Annals of Family Medicine, 2009-present
Reviewer, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2009-present Reviewer, Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, 20011-present Reviewer, Injury Prevention, 2010-present
Vice-President Graduate Student’s Union, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2010
Planning Committee Member, Hospitalist Programs in Ontario, Ontario Hospital Association, 2009-2011.
Hiring Committee Member, Assistant Professor, Sports Psychology.York University, 2006

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

AcademyHealth, 2010-present                                                                            Canadian Public Health Association, 2009-present
North American Primary Care Research Group, 2008-present
Society for Epidemiologic Research, 2010,2011.
Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2010, 2011.
International Society for Urban Health, 2007—2011
Canadian Amateur Diving Association, 1990—present
Canadian National Coaches Association, 1996—present

LANGUAGES

English
Basic Communication in American Sign Language

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