MSc Graduate (2013-2015)
Where did Ellen go? After graduation, Ellen began working as an Administrator at the Parry Sound Family Health Team learning about many of the behind the scenes activities in Northern Ontario primary healthcare programs (e.g., Memory Clinics, hypertension, well-baby visits, smoking cessation, postpartum depression, immunizations). She is most excited about her involvement in data collection, analysis, and interpretation at the Health Team for Ontario Quality Improvement Plan Initiatives and is looking forward to taking part in the action piece of this research-to-action.
Ellen’s Old Bio: Ellen completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph in 2013. She is the Founder & Director of Akwaaba Education Initiative, a charity collaborating with a remote community in Ghana, West Africa to improve basic education and overall health. Stemming from a lifelong passion to better health outcomes in remote Indigenous communities internationally, she was hired as a research assistant with IHACC in the summer of 2013. As a research assistant, she travelled to Iqaluit, Nunavut to aid in the conduction of the May 2013 Burden of Illness Study. She is currently working towards an MSc in Epidemiology, and is excited to begin understanding the burden of acute gastrointestinal illness for Inuit in Iqaluit. She is also interested in determining ‘best practices’ for knowledge translation and exchange of health-research in Inuit communities.
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