Amy Faria

Amy Faria (MSc. University of Guelph; BComm. University of Guelph) is a dual degree student in the Department of Consumer Science’s PhD program and Public Health Graduate Program’s MPH program. Her research interests include understanding women’s attitudes and behaviors with regards to health decisions, particularly medical procedures, and the intersection with individual self-identity and self-concept.

Amy is a graduate research assistant within the Health Disparities Research Lab, directed by Dr. Stewart Chang Alexander, Dr. Andrea DeMaria, and Dr. Lala Acharya. As part of the lab, she is currently exploring women’s health care decision-making (with a specific focus on fertility and feminine hygiene product consumption) in Florence, Italy. Amy’s research methodology has largely focused on the importance of incorporating qualitative and quantitative methods, specifically to inform effective decision making and improve subjective well-being. She has co-authored numerous professional manuscripts and presentations, and is looking forward to sharing her recent research locally, nationally, and internationally.

Prior to pursuing a dual degree at Purdue University, Amy carried numerous market research appointments and consulting roles. She also lectured various courses in the College of Business at both Fanshawe College and the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Currently, she is the Consumer Behavior lecturer in Purdue’s undergraduate program. Her personal interests include practicing yoga daily and creating raw, vegan baking recipes.


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