To address the complexity of structural inequities I bring together multiple disciplines and sectors. My interdisciplinary doctoral studies formally draw from the disciplines Health Informatics and Nursing, and I have always identified with Public Health as my foundational discipline. My applied experience has included working in research, policy, the community and industry.
My knowledge translation activities have included multi-sectoral collaborations include working on multiple working groups in mobilizing knowledge within my academic publications. Most recently I launched and co-facilitate Canada Health Infoway’s Working Group on the Social Determinants of Health, and have worked with the BC Ministry of Health in proposing standards on the social determinants of health.
My dissertation research was focused on building capacity for the COPD community. As such I worked with the BC Lung Foundation in successfully applying for a federally-funded community grant which has supported the introduction of virtual community programs.
I have also organized online conferences, participated in webinars and podcasts, and designed infographics and web sites as part of my disseminating my research. My more traditional forms of knowledge translation have included over 30 conference presentations, over 15 peer-reviewed publications.