Dr. Anna Koné Péfoyo

MHSc Graduate Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Department: 
Email: 
akonepe@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8648
Office Location: 
BB 1009A
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • B.eng. (Statistics), École Nationale de Statistiques et Économie Appliquée (Cote d’Ivoire : 1999)
  • Specialized Graduate Diploma (Demography), Institut de Formation et de Recherche en Démographie (Caméroun : 2000)
  • M.Sc. (Community Health), University of Montreal (Canada: 2002)
  • Certificates (Evaluation), Evaluators’ Institute (San-Francisco: 2005, Washington: 2008)
  • Ph.D. (Public Health, Epidemiology), University of Montreal (Canada: 2008)
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate (Health Services Evaluation), University of Montreal (Canada: 2010)
Date joined Lakehead: 
September 2016
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • HESC 5710: Bio-statistics II (2019)
  • HESC 5070: Epidemiology I (2018, 2017, 2016)
  • HESC 5330: Critical Appraisal (2017)
Research Interests: 

My program of research addresses the roles of health service use and socio-cultural factors in health disparities, and the prevalence and management of chronic diseases and multimorbidity that challenge the current healthcare system. I am interested in addressing health challenges in northern and remote areas, particularly issues related to multiple chronic conditions among Indigenous people. There exist important gaps and inequities in health; therefore, the need to further explore issues pertaining to the use of services among complex individuals with multimorbidity, and members of marginalized populations, in order to improve health outcomes and reduce social inequalities.

I have published in the areas of performance measurement, determinants of health outcomes, and public health surveillance.  I have also worked and published on multiple cancer-focused research and program evaluation projects. My qualifications include an extensive and sophisticated understanding of quantitative research methods, specially using health administrative databases. 

Other affiliations:

Assistant Professor (status) - Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Investigator - HSPRN

Research Affiliate - CERAH

Research Partner - CRaNHR