Jason is currently working as a Research Assistant with the Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health. His responsibilities include working as a Data Assistant for the APrON (Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition) study and transcribing interviews for the ATTACH (Action Team on Triadic Attachment and Child Health) study. Jason is also working as a sessional faculty member with the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Mount Royal University, where he has taught the Introduction to Sociology and the Sociology of Families courses.
Jason graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010, having completed an Honors Specialization in Sociology. Thereafter, Jason obtained his Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario in 2012. For the master’s thesis requirement, he designed and conducted original research on the relationships between family structure, employment patterns, and mental health among mothers using the life course perspective. Overall, Jason’s research and teaching interests are highly congruent with the Child Health Intervention & Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Studies Program’s mandate of optimizing the life course outcomes of vulnerable mothers and children in Alberta.