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Sandra Magalhaes

Research Associate

PhD

Sociology

Carleton Hall 133

Fredericton

sandra.magalhaes@unb.ca
1 506 458 7440



Sandra joined UNB in the fall of 2017. Following a year of her postdoctoral fellowship, she assumed the position of Research Associate in the Department of Sociology in January 2019.

Prior to coming to UNB, Sandra completed doctoral studies in epidemiology at McGill University. She also has a master’s in epidemiology and a bachelor of Health Sciences with Biology, both from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked as a research manager on several local and national research projects in both Ontario and Quebec.

Research interests

Sandra’s main research interest is neuroepidemiology. She is a population health researcher whose research uses population-level administrative data at New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT), located on the UNB Fredericton campus, to inform on the health of New Brunswickers. Her research interests are in chronic disease epidemiology across the lifespan, with active research projects focusing in on pediatric and on aging populations.

She has funded research on children with complex care needs, dementia prevention and health service utilization as well as frailty. She is part of several provincial and national research collaborations, including Collaborative Care Seniors Health at Horizon Health Network and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). She is also interested in mental health and examining mental health impacts of COVID-19.

In addition to academic research, a large focus of her work is on developing partnership to support evidence needs of our partners with the Government of New Brunswick. She is leading policy relevant research in collaboration with the Department of Health and with the Department of Social Development. She also develops profession development training workshops focused on statistical and research methods intended for several audiences including government, academics, and healthcare staff.

Selected publications

Magalhaes, S., Rogers, K, & Wade, T. (2022). Climate change sensitivity profiles for New Brunswick Health Council Communities: Provincial profile: February 28, 2022. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training.

Magalhaes, S., Gorman-Asal, M. & Somayaji, C. (2021). Survey Results on Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training.

Magalhaes, S., Gorman-Asal, M., Singh, P., & Somayaji, C. (2020). Planning for Community Resiliency in Recovery from COVID-19: October 2, 2020. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training

Folkins, C., Brewster, C., Foster, R., Gulliver, A., Thomson, E., Gorman-Asal, M., Singh, P., Miah, P., Magalhaes, S., & McDonald, T. (2021). Projected outcomes of an expanded role for pharmacy professionals in the provision of publicly funded immunization services in New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training.

Magalhaes, S., Boudreau, J., & Daigle, B. (2020). Description of occupational health and safety vulnerability: Government of New Brunswick 2020 Safety Culture Survey results. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training.

Magalhaes, S., Somayaji, C., & Daigle, B. (2019). Perceptions of police services in New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training.