AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS Selected

2016      World Health Organization – World No Tobacco Day Award

2016      Canadian Institutes of Health, IPPH – Trailblazer Award in Population Health Solutions ($15,000)

2016      University of Waterloo – Outstanding Performance Award  ($3,786)

2015      World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds – Social Sciences (2015) Thomson Reuters – Most highly cited researches 2003-2013.

2015      Royal Society of Canada – College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

2014-19  Applied Chair in Public Health —Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Public Health Agency of Canada, ($925,000)

2014       William E. Rawls Prize —Canadian Cancer Society award for advances in cancer control by a young investigator ($20,000)

2012       Outstanding Performance Award—Faculty of Applied Health Science, University of Waterloo ($3,500)

2012       Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco – Jarvik-Russell Young Investigator Award ($1,000)

2012       Statistical Society of Canada – Lise Manchester Award ($1,000)

*Awarded jointly with Dr. Geoffrey Fong and Dr. Mary Thompson

2011-14  Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute – Junior Investigator Award ($150,000)

2010       Canada’s Premier Young Researcher Award – Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($250,000)

2010-15 Canadian Institutes of Health Research – New Investigator Award ($300,000)

2009       Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Canadian Medical Association Journal Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research

*Awarded jointly with Dr. Geoffrey Fong and Dr. Mary Thompson for research contributions in  global tobacco control

2009       Outstanding Performance Award—Faculty of Applied Health Science, University of Waterloo ($3,000)

2005       Michael Smith Foundation (MSFHR) Scholar Award ($80,000/year, Declined)

2005       Ontario Tobacco Research Unit Studentship ($7,000)

2005       Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative –  Travel Award ($3,000)

2003-05 Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award ($35,000/year)

2003-05 National Cancer Institute of Canada Studentship Award ($19,000/year, Declined)

2003-05  Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award ($17,500/year)

2004       International Development Research Agency (IDRC) Doctoral Research Award ($20,000, Declined)

2003       University of Waterloo Graduate Incentive Award

2003       Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($16,000/year, Declined)

2003       CIHR Tobacco Research Training Award ($17,000, Accepted $2,000)

2003       Philip Bryden UW Psychology Memorial Scholarship ($3,000)

2001/3   Ontario Tobacco Research Unit Studentship ($7,000)

2001/02 University of Waterloo, Departement of Health Studies Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)

1992-94  Canadian Olympic Association Torch Scholarship ($2,000)

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