Welcoming Dr. Jeff Masuda to the School of Public Health and Social Policy

The faculty and staff of the School of Public Health and Social Policy are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeff Masuda will be joining PHSP as a professor on September 1, 2021.

Jeff joins us from Queen’s University, where he is Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Equity. A health geographer and critical health promotion scholar, he is known for his contributions to research, policy, and practice at the intersection between environmental and social wellbeing in an unequal world.

Jeff is a Sansei (third-generation) Japanese Canadian settler with ancestral roots on Vancouver Island. With over a decade of research relationships in BC, Jeff has been instrumental in the establishment of the Right to Remain, a participatory research collective that is leveraging lived histories of colonial and racial dispossession in support of the Indigenous and tenant-led multi-racial movement to organize for healthier living conditions in Vancouver’s Single Room Occupancy Hotels.

Thrilled to be a part of the School of Public Health and Social Policy, Jeff looks forward to working with students, colleagues, and communities toward a shared vision for a just and sustainable public health future.