Janis Geary BSc, MSc

PhD Candidate

School of Public Health
3-087 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405-87 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1C9
Phone: +1-780-492-0392


Janis Geary started her PhD with Drs. Bubela and Jardine in May 2011. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Manitoba. She moved to Edmonton to pursue a Masters degree in Global Health in 2007. Since completing her masters she has been Project Manager for the Canadian North Helicobacter pylori Working Group.

For her PhD, she is working on a project titled “Enhancing Trust and Communication in North-South Research Collaborations: A commons theoretical framework to equitable use and management of databases and biorepositories to support translational biomedical research”.

Janis holds funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (2011-2014) and Alberta Innovates – Health Solution (2011-2016). She is also the current Vice-President of the School of Public Health Students’ Association.

Previous Research Projects

MSc, Global Health, University of Alberta (2010)
Thesis Research: Assessing the feasibility and capacity of involving traditional healers in expanding coverage of cARV programs in rural western Uganda
BSc, Microbiology, Honours (Co-op), University of Manitoba (2006)
Co-op Project: Associating HLA-DRB genotypes with resistance and susceptibility to HIV infection in a sex-worker cohort in Nairobi, Kenya