Co-Presidents | 

Ryan Iverson

Ryan is a second year student in the MSc Epidemiology program. Having previously worked with children at Roger Neilson House, his thesis focuses on measuring outcomes for children with a rare disease. His hobbies include hiking, volunteering and yoga!

This is Ryan’s second year as a member of CSEB-UO and he is looking forward to collaborating with the other executive members to plan events for this year! 

Wenshan Li

Wenshan is a PhD Epidemiology student at uOttawa and a member of the CSEB-UO team for the third year. She will be occupying the position of Co-President. Having worked with frail seniors and seen the lack of support for elders and their caregivers, her research focuses on the burden and predictors of caregiver distress as well as its impact on the seniors they care for.

Her hobbies include playing the piano (and all other music-related activities) and helping injured/abandoned animals find good homes.


Vice President |

Lina Ghandour

Lina Ghandour is enrolled in the Master’s of Science in Public Health (MScPH) program at McGill University. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Health Sciences, and spent the subsequent summer in the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH) as a Pharmaceutical Reviewer. Presently, Lina holds the position of epidemiologist at Health Canada and is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at McGill University.  Passionate about epidemiology, public health, and event planning, Lina joined the CSEB-Ottawa team as a Co-Chair of Workshops and Conferences in 2016, where she assists in various aspects of event management, from concept to evaluation. Lina returns to the team, this year, as Vice-President.

Co-Chairs Communication, Liaison & Social Media | 

Johnny Bonnell

I am a second year student in the Master’s of Epidemiology and Community Medicine program at the University of Ottawa, and occupy the role of Co-Chair of Communication, Liaison & Social Media with CSEB. I am very excited to plan and partake in the numerous events we will be hosting throughout the year. My master’s thesis revolves around organ donation registration, and is being supervised by Dr. Justin Presseau. Prior to my master’s degree, I completed an Honours Bachelor degree in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

In addition to being a full-time student, I work part-time at the Ottawa Hospital as an Inpatient Clerk on the Radiation Oncology and Sub-Acute Medicine unit. My other research interests include palliative care, oncology, and dementia care. If I’m not clerking or working on my thesis, I am usually eating sushi or dunking on 12 year olds at the local Orleans basketball courts.  I can be reached at jbonn006@uottawa.ca for any inquiries or basketball challenges.

Adena Pinto

Adena is currently a second year student in the Master’s of Science Epidemiology program at the University of Ottawa. She is also a graduate of the Health Science program at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include child-targeted food marketing and food policy. She is returning to CSEB-UO this year, as a Co-Chair of Communication, Liaison & Social Media. 


Co-Chairs of Conferences and Workshops | 

Nathan Cantor

Omar Dewidar

Omar is a first year student in the Master’s of Epidemiology program at the University of Ottawa. He will be joining CSEB-UO as a Co-Chair of Workshops and Conferences. He is experienced in conducting systematic reviews and statistical analysis using R. Omar’s research interests include cardiovascular diseases and addressing health inequities in healthcare.

Omar is a devoted volunteer in his community, where he volunteers at the University of Ottawa  Health Institute. He is also an avid athlete, football player and Premiere League fan.

Warsame Yusuf

Na Zeng

Co-Chair Social Events | 

Mary Scott

Mary is a first year Master’s of Epidemiology student at the University of Ottawa. Raised on a farm in rural Ontario with seven siblings, Mary was self-taught until grade 11 when she entered the formal public-school system. Before University, Mary worked as a dental assistant and continues to volunteer at events delivering free dental services when possible. When she is not studying, she can be found around friends and family, playing music, board games and various sports. She also enjoys travelling to new places, reading, cooking new recipes and watching action and adventure films. Mary currently works as a Research Assistant at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Bruyère Research Institute on end of life and palliative care research. She is passionate about improving Canada’s healthcare system through high-quality evidence and collaboration.