Associate Professor, Kinesiology (currently on leave)
Dr. Cosby’s Qualitative Research Lab conducts research on how patients, physicians and policy makers make decisions about healthcare in developed and developing countries. His current research includes a study of self-sampling protocols for cervical cancer screening in Kenya, patient views of epilepsy, the use of synthetic insulins, improving clinical trials, and childhood injury prevention. He has received funding from over 25 different agencies including the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom, the World Bank, AstraZeneca, Canada Health Infoway, and the Genomics Atlantic Canada Advancement Fund.
Please note: Dr. Cosby is not currently accepting graduate students for the 2020/21 academic year.
- Qualitative research methods
- Health decisions
- Health policy & Program Evaluation
- Health communication and behavior change
- Psycho-social and philosophical views of the users and providers of healthcare
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant Reviewer
Brock University Research Ethics Board
Brock University Member of Senate
Reviewer: Canadian Medical Association
Review Board: Qualitative Health Research
Review Board: Quality and Safety in Health Care
Editor in Chief: Health Services Insights based in New Zealand
Podolak I, Ayanso A, Connolly M, Law M, Cosby J (2017). Convergent analytics and informed decision-making: a retrospective multimethod case study project in Kenya. Health Policy and Technology, 6(2), 214-225.
Podolak I, Kisia C, Omosa-Manyonyi G, Cosby J (2107). Using a mutimethod approach to develop implementation strategies for cervical self-sampling program inKenya. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 222-244.
Mack D, Aymar M, Cosby J, Wilson P, Bradley, C, Gray C (2016). Barriers for communicating injury prevention: Perspectives from direct care providers. Public Health Nursing, 33(2), 159-166.
Cramp J, Courtois F, Connolly M, Cosby J, Ditor D (2014). The impact of urinary incontinence on sexual function and sexual satisfaction in women with spinal cord injury. Sex Disabil: 32:397-412.
Torti, J., Cosby J., Arnold A. (2012) What are the perceptions of professionals when assigning causality to anti-cancer agents in Early Phase Oncology Clinical Trials? Drug Safety 35(10), 885
- Qualitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate level
- Health promotion to society
- Professional communications between clinicians and patients
- Healthy Aging
Dr. Cosby has received several prestigious research awards, including:
- The Sir Frederick Banting grant
- The Grand Challenges Stars in Global Health Research award
- The Paul Ehrlich award for Excellence in Infectious Disease Research.