Samantha Hajna is a Research Associate within the Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders programme. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of physical activity interventions among older adults. With expertise in the application of Geographic Information Systems and GPS monitoring to health research, Samantha is currently leading several projects on how environments may influence the health behaviours and health outcomes of older adults.
Samantha completed her BSc and MSc degrees at Brock University (ON, Canada) and was awarded a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University (QC, Canada). Some of the studies that Samantha is currently involved with include the EPIC-Norfolk Study, UK Biobank, and the Fenland Study.
- Hajna S, Kestens Y, Daskalopoulou SS, et al. Neighbourhood walkability and home neighbourhood-based physical activity: An observational study of adults with type 2 diabetes. BMC Public Health 2016,16:957.
- Hajna S, Ross N, Joseph L, Harper S & Dasgupta K. Neighbourhood walkability and daily steps in adults with type 2 diabetes. PLoS One 2016.
- Hajna S, Buckeridge D & Hanley JA. Substantiating the impact of John Snow’s contributions using data deleted during the 1936 reprinting of his original essay On the Mode of Communication of Cholera. International Journal of Epidemiology. Diversion 2015, 1-6.
- Hajna S, Ross N, Brazeau AS, Joseph L & Dasgupta K. Associations between neighborhood walkability and daily step counts in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 2015, 15:768.
- Hajna S, Liu J, LeBlanc PJ,et al. Association between body composition and conformity to the recommendations of Canada’s Food Guide and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet in peri-adolescence. Public Health Nutrition. 2012. 17:1-7.