Christie is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Health Promotion under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Martin and Dr. Brad Meisner. Her research interests focus on understanding healthy aging, health policy, and Mi’kmaq wellbeing in Atlantic Canada. She is a student scholar at the Healthy Population Institute and a member of the HPI Student Research Scholar Society executive, as well as the Crossroads Interdisciplinary Heath Research Conference planning committee. She also works as a research assistant for a study looking at intimate partner violence and older women, an interviewer for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and as teaching assistant for an introductory research methods class. Twice monthly, she co-organizes the Halifax Health Talk and Walk, a knowledge translation initiative where health professionals and members of the public meet to discuss various health topics while getting some exercise.
Christie graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University. Her honours thesis focused on Parkinson’s disease and health-related behaviours. Prior to attending Dalhousie, Christie graduated with honours from the Culinary Management – Nutrition program at George Brown College in Toronto, ON and also earned her interprovincial Red Seal certification as a cook after accumulating 6000+ hours of extensive culinary experience. She still enjoys cooking and volunteers locally as a demonstrator and chef.