Michelle Vine PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

Michelle Vine

Office: STH 312
905 688 5550 x5478

Michelle Vine is an Assistant Professor in Public Health Practices and is a former Evaluation Specialist at Public Health Ontario. Michelle has a PhD in Health Geography from McMaster University.  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 
  • 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 (September 2021). 
  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 Health111, 1020-1023. 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 Healthdoi: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 Health19(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 Evaluation34(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. 
  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.  
  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. 
  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 Behavior40(3), 371-380. 
  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