Candice M Christmas

York University
Health Policy & Equity

68 Regent Street
Kingston, Ontario
Canada
K7L 4J7
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As a feminist political economist, my research interests lie in how policy (economic, social, health and environmental) impacts women and children's health and well-being. As a health geographer, I am interested in how material and social determinants of health impact women's and children's health and well-being. I deploy historical, multi-scalar approaches to how policy impacts households and individuals, and how the private sphere supports the productive sphere and social reproduction. My PhD dissertation focuses on youth resilience. Using grounded theory, my study aims to deconstruct the social act of eating to identify the the meaningful connections between youth psycho-social health and risk of disordered eating (including obesity). An inter-sectional approach will achieve a greater understanding of what issues influence body image concerns and whether they differ by gender, sexuality and ethnicity/ religion. Findings will inform the development of interventions to promote youth wellness and resilience, particularly education programs for grades 7/8.


Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy
Education Policy
Environmental Policy
Health Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY
Public Opinion

Keywords

POPULATION & PUBLIC HEALTH MULTI-SCALAR HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE HEALTH EQUITY WOMEN'S HEALTH CHILDREN'S HEALTH SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH