Christy Costanian



Christy Costanian, PhD, recently joined the Upstream Lab as a research associate working on various ongoing projects including CantreatCOVID. Prior to joining the lab, she was at the Centre for Global Child Health, at the Hospital for Sick Children as well as a part-time instructor at York University’s School of Global Health. Christy earned her B.Sc and M.Sc from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. She then completed her doctoral studies in Epidemiology at York University, Toronto (2018) and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa (2019). Christy’s research interests include non-communicable disease epidemiology, global health, aging, and women’s health. Major projects that she continues to lead examine the intersection between reproductive, cardiovascular, and brain health using large data from the U.S and Canada, as well as systematic reviews in those areas. She is also interested in longitudinal data analysis, program evaluation, knowledge synthesis and translation.