Maureen Elizabeth Canavan, PhD, MPH

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Health Policy)

Departments & Organizations


Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Institute for Global Health


Maureen E. Canavan, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist at Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER) since 2017. In addition to working the MCBS data, she works as part of the Yale Cancer Center’s Cancer Care Innovations Lab (CaCIL) team evaluating quality metrics for cancer care.  Her research interests include health management, employment, and end of life care. Prior to her work at COPPER, she was a member of the Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) team, she conducts qualitative and quantitative data analysis of GHLI studies in countries including Ghana, Ethiopia and China. She received an M.P.H. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University. 

Education & Training

PhD Yale University Graduate School (2011)
MPH University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Education, and Behavioral Science (2005)
BS Pennsylvania State University, Biology (2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • Scholarship Winner2009 Workshop for Users of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) and Cross-National Equivalent Files (CNEF) at Cornell University (2009)

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