Michelle Vine, PhD, CE

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

Michelle Vine

Office: STH 312
905 688 5550 x5478

Michelle Vine is an Assistant Professor in Public Health Practices and a former Evaluation Specialist at Public Health Ontario. Michelle has a PhD in Health Geography from McMaster University, and she holds the Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society. Her research interests include health policy, public health program evaluation, school nutrition policy, child and youth health, and qualitative methods. Most recently, her research has focused on the relationship between the nutrition policy environment in secondary schools and human health, including factors influencing policy implementation in Ontario.

  • Public health policy
  • School-and community-based program and policy evaluation
  • Public health nutrition
  • Child and youth health 
  • Credentialed Evaluator Designation, Canadian Evaluation Society
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Health Promotion Practice  
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health & Health Systems, University of Waterloo 
  • Member, Canadian Evaluation Society 
  • Member, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 

1. Vine, M.M., Laxer, R.E., Lee, J., Harrington, D.W., & Manson, H.E. Exploring factors
contributing to the implementation of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge:
Surveys and key stakeholder interviews with program providers. Submitted to
the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), 11108.
2. Vine, M.M., Vermeer, J., Romano, L., Harrington, D.W., Butler, A.E., Patte, K.A., Godin,
K.E., & Leatherdale, S.T. Secondary school nutrition policy compliance in Ontario and
Alberta, Canada: A follow-up study examining vending machine data from the COMPASS
study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), 3817.
3. Patte, K.A., Cole, A., Qian, W., Magier, M., Vine, M.M., & Leatherdale, S.T. (March 2021).
Are closed campus policies associated with youth eating behaviours? Health Promotion
and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada Journal, 41(3).
4. Vine, M.M., Leatherdale, S.T., & Laxer, R.E. (2020). School nutrition research: using
concept mapping to establish a collaborative research agenda. Canadian Journal of Public
Health, 111, 1020-1023. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-020-00331-4
5. Vine, M. M., Harrington, D. W., Butler, A., Patte, K., Godin, K., & Leatherdale, S. T.
(2020). An evaluation of secondary school nutrition policy compliance using vending
machine data from the COMPASS study in Ontario and Alberta, Canada. SAGE Research
Methods Cases: Medicine and Health. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529718270. Online
ISBN: 9781529718270.
6. Vine, M.M., Jarvis, J.W., Chong, E., Laxer, R.E., Ladak, A., & Manson, H. (2019). An early
implementation assessment of the Ontario Healthy Kids Community Challenge: Results
from a survey of key stakeholders. BMC Public Health, 19(1568), 1-13.
7. Chandna, K., Vine, M.M., Snelling, S., Harris, R., Smylie, S., & Manson, H. (2019).
Principles, Approaches, and Methods for Evaluation in Indigenous Contexts: A Grey
Literature Scoping Review. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 34(1), 21-47.
8. Brown, K., Elliott, S.J., Robertson-Wilson, J., Vine, M.M., & Leatherdale, S.T. (2018). Can
knowledge exchange support the implementation of a health-promoting schools approach?
Perceived outcomes of knowledge exchange in the COMPASS study. BMC Public Health,
18(1): 351. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5229-8
9. Brown, K., Elliott, S.J., Leatherdale, S.T., Robertson-Wilson, J., & Vine, M.M. (2018).
“Now what?” Perceived factors influencing knowledge exchange in school health research.
Health Promotion Practice, 19(4), 590-600. https://doi: 10.1177/1524839917732037
10. Vine, M.M., Harrington, D.W., Butler, A., Patte, K., Godin, K., & Leatherdale, S.T.
(2017). Compliance with school nutrition policies in Ontario and Alberta: An assessment of
secondary school vending machine data from the COMPASS Study. Canadian Journal of
Public Health, 108(1), e43-e48. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073817
11. Vine, M.M. (2017). Chapter 10: Exploring the implementation process of a school nutrition
policy in Ontario, Canada using a health geography lens. In D. Harrington, S. McLafferty
and Elliott, S.J. Population Health Intervention Research: Geographical Perspectives,Ashgate’s Geographies of Health Series. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group.
12. Vine, M.M., Chiappetta-Swanson, C., Maclachlan, J., Brodeur, J.J., & Bagg, J. (2016).
Exploring a blended learning model for information and geospatial literacy: A qualitative
study in Ontario. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(2).
13. Vanderlee, L., Vine, M.M., Fenton, N.E., & Hammond, D. (2016). Stakeholder
perspectives on implementing a menu labeling program in a cafeteria setting. American
Journal of Health Behavior, 40(3), 371-380. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.40.3.9
14. Marquis, E., Healey, M., & Vine, M.M. (2016). Fostering collaborative teaching and
learning scholarship through an international writing group initiative. Higher Education
Research & Development.  doi:10.1080/07294360.2015.1107886

  • Quality Health Systems Through Collaboration and Partnership 
  • Qualitative Research, Interviewing and Beyond 
  • Critical Foundations of Public Health
  • Policy and Practice: Critical Evaluation and Synthesis in Program Planning
  • Measuring Health Equity