Martine is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Public Health (Health Promotion option) at the Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada. She is also affiliated to the Institut de Recherche en Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal and the Centre de Recherche du CHUM.
Martine was a volunteer at the 2010 IUHPE world conference in Geneva, Switzerland. She also contributed to the ISECN Newsletter by reviewing the book Food Wars by Walden Bello. Martine plans on contributing the newsletter again in the future.
Martine is trained in the environmental sciences and ecological determinants of health (McGill University, 2006) and in Epidemiology and Community Health (Université de Montréal, 2008). She is presently a Canadian Institutes of Health Research fellow and is working under the direction of Katherine Frohlich and Yan Kestens. For her doctoral thesis, Martine combines knowledge from public health, geography and sociology to study the activity space of young adults living in an urban environment as well as the effect that contextual exposures measured in the activity space have on social inequalities smoking among this population.
Visit Martine’s website and blog at this address: www.martineshareck.weebly.com for more information on her qualifications, research and personal interests.