About me


My name is Amy Johnston (she/her). I am a PhD candidate in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, working out of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). I hold a Master of Science with a specialization in Health Services Research and a Master of Biomedical Technology, both from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). In 2018, I became professionally 'Certified in Public Health' (CPH, National Board of Public Health Examiners, Washington, DC). I am passionate about women's cardiovascular health, epidemiological methods, health advocacy, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Why focus on Women's+ Cardiovascular AND reproductive Health?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of hospitalization for Canadian women and the leading cause of death for women worldwide. Although women are disproportionately impacted by certain CVD symptoms and conditions, they remain underrepresented and understudied in clinical research. Emerging evidence emphasizes the importance of considering reproductive factors, such as early menarche and menopause, pregnancy loss, as well as childbirth timing and frequency, in CVD risk considerations for women under 50 years of age. 

Note: Women+ includes all individuals who identify as women regardless of their biological sex assigned at birth.

Academic CUrriculum Vitae

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teaching dossier

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