Antony Chum

Canada Research Chair (tier 2)

Locations / Contact Info:

Norman Bethune College - BC
Keele Campus

Email address(es):

chuma@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

http://phdslab.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science

Degrees

PhD - 2012
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Biography

Antony is the Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Population Health Data Science. Drawing on the disciplines of social epidemiology, geospatial analytics, and machine learning, Antony’s research investigates the social and built-environmental determinants of health and evaluate policies to build healthier cities and communities, especially for marginalized groups such as the homeless, low-income, racialized, and LGBTQ+ people. His research approach combines population health data sciences (“big data” analysis) and the application of rigorous social theories (e.g. intersectionality, social ecological theory, minority stress theory, etc.) to investigate social determinants of health and to evaluate interventions aimed at eliminating health disparities.

Selected Publications

Kim, C, Teo, C, Nielsen, A, & Chum, A. Macro-level gender equality and women’s depressive symptoms in South Korea: a longitudinal study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. (In press)



Kim, C, Chum, A, Nielsen, A, MacMaster, F, Rittenbach, K, Allin, S, O’Campo, P, Kirst, M, & Hamilton, H. Cannabis legalization and cannabis-related hospitalizations in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. (In Press)



Kim, C, Teo, C, Nielsen, and Chum A. (2022). What are the mental health consequences of austerity measures in public housing? A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (In press)



Kim, C, Nielsen, Teo, C, and Chum A. (2022). Social movement and mental health of Korean women sexual violence survivors, 2012-2019. American Journal of Public Health. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2022.306945 



Kim, C, Azra, K, Teo, C, Nielsen, A, Bellow, Z, Young, T, and Chum A. (2021). Do income security programs have a causal effect on suicide mortality? A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054677



Chum, A, Kaur, S, Teo, C, Nielsen, A, Muntaner, C,  & P. O’Campo. (2021) The impact of changes in job security on mental health across gender and family responsibility: evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-021-02187-6



Teo, C, Kim, C, Nielsen, A, Young, T, O'Campo, P, and Chum, A. (2021). Did the UK COVID-19 lockdown modify the influence of neighbourhood disorder on psychological distress? Evidence from a prospective cohort study. Frontiers in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.702807



Teo, C, Metheny, N, & Chum, A. (2021). Family support modifies the effect of changes to same-sex marriage legislation on LGB mental health: evidence from a UK cohort study. European Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab139



Chum A, Nielsen, A, Bellows, Z, Farrell, E, Durette, P, Banda, J, Cupchik, G. (2021) Changes in Public Response Associated With Various COVID-19 Restrictions in Ontario, Canada: Observational Infoveillance Study Using Social Media Time Series Data. Journal of Medical Internet Research. https://doi.org/10.2196/28716



Chum, A, Neilsen, A, & Teo, C (2021). Sleep problems among sexual minorities: a longitudinal study on the influence of the family of origin and chosen family. BMC Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12308-0 



Chum, A, Teo, C, & Azra, K. (2021). Does the impact of neighbourhood cohesion on mental health differ by ethnicity: a UK longitudinal study.  Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-021-02125-6



Teo, C., & Chum, A. (2020). The effect of neighbourhood cohesion on mental health across sexual orientations: A longitudinal study. Social Science & Medicine, 113499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113499



Labetski, A and Chum, A. (2020) Built Environmental Correlates of Cycling Accidents Involving Fatalities and Serious Injuries in London, UK. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2020.599635



Chum, A., Wang, R., Nisenbaum, R., O’Campo, P., Stergiopoulos, V., Hwang, H. (2020) The effect of a housing intervention on selected cardiovascular risk factors among homeless adults with mental illness: 24-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9, https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.016896 


Affiliations

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Affiliate Scientist

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Research Projects

Evaluating the impact of recreational cannabis legalization on acute care outcomes
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Investigating the social determinants of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual mental health in Canada
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Suicide-Related Behaviours of Lesbians, Gay, and Bisexual individuals in Ontario: Investigating the Socio-Environmental Determinants of Risk and Care using Linked Longitudinal Population-Based Data
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Understanding disparities in substance ­use related crisis across sexual orientations in Canada
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council