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Nadha Hassen


Hassen, Nadha

  • Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc), University of Toronto
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Professional Experience

Project Coordinator, Racism and Health Working Group within the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Committee, St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team 

Community Research Specialist, Jane’s Walk (2016 - 2017)

Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) Fellow, Wellesley Institute (2015 - 2016)


Research Assistantship

Research Coordinator, The Upstream Lab, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital (2016-2018)

Research Assistant, Public Health Ontario (PHO) (2013 - 2014)

Research Assistant, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) (2012 - 2013)


Paper Presentations


Hassen, N. (2019, May 2). Examining the link between urban green spaces and mental health: A scoping review and theoretical framework. Oral presentation delivered at Healthy Parks, Healthy People Forum, Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Hassen, N., Workentin, A., Michael, S., Mall, A., Pinto, A., Lofters, A. & Rackal, J. (2019, May 1). Anti-racism interventions in healthcare settings: A scoping review. Oral presentation delivered at Public Health 2019, Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Hassen, N. & Pinto, A. (2017, May 31). Employment Interventions in Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review. Oral Presentation delivered at 2017 Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day.



Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2019)

CIHR-IPPH Institute for Community Support (ICS) Travel Award (2019)

Charles Caccia Graduate Award in Sustainable Development (2018)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2018)

NextGEN Award, Canadian Urban Institute (2017)

James A. McNab Award, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of T  (2015)

Invited Talks

Pinto, A., Hassen, N. & Craig-Neil, A.  (2018). Employment interventions for patients in health care settings: A systematic review and synthesis. Annals of Family Medicine, 16(5), 447-460.

Hassen, N, Tyler, I & Manson, H. (2017). Influence of revised public health standards on health equity action: a qualitative study in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Equity in Health, 16,187-198

Hassen, N & Kaufman, P. (2016). Examining the role of urban street design in enhancing community engagement: A literature review. Health & Place, 41, 119-132.