SPPH Welcomes Dr. Devon Greyson as Assistant Professor

Dr. Greyson joins the School of Population and Public Health officially on July 1st in the role of Assistant Professor.

Dr. Devon Greyson

Previously, Dr. Devon Greyson was an Assistant Professor of Health Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Cross-trained in information science and public health, Dr. Greyson has published 45 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Health Promotion International, Social Science & Medicine, CMAJ Open, Vaccine, Critical Public Health, and BMC Public Health. Dr. Greyson’s work investigates the role of information in health behaviour, and the ways health information systems and policies act to exacerbate or alleviate disparities. An advanced qualitative and mixed methodologist, Dr. Greyson frequently uses constructivist grounded theory, ethnographic methods, and qualitative thematic and discourse analysis in conjunction with quantitative survey and secondary health data. Dr. Greyson is the originator of Information World Mapping, an arts-based data elicitation method that has since been taken up by scholars in both information science and public health in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Serbia, Australia, and Taiwan. Dr. Greyson’s Canadian research has been supported by CIHR, SSHRC, MSFHR, and topic-specific public funders such as the British Columbia Immunization Committee and the Canadian Immunization Research Network. Current projects in Dr. Greyson’s research program focus on vaccine confidence and uptake, cannabis use decisions in pregnancy and lactation, and mitigating the impacts of online and coordinated medical disinformation campaigns.

Websites: https://www.devongreyson.com/; https://www.umass.edu/communication/node/1783