Who is Tina?
My name is Tina, and I am a second-year Master of Public Health student at SPPH. As a young scholar, I am fascinated by the life-course approach in public health promotion and prevention. I have a strong appreciation for the social determinants of health and am passionate about effective knowledge translations between researchers and policymakers to combat health disparities. I am currently working as a researcher for a few different cool studies, including:
- Promoting unstructured outdoor play in early childhood development.
- Combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among local young adults via gamification.
- Quality improving patient discharge using QR-code based intervention at the Vancouver General Hospital’s Emergency Department.
- Empowering ethnic elders to better access the British Columbia health system through community forums and workshops.
I am a strong advocator for health information equity, and some of my deliverables include recent publication at PLoS One and being the 2021 BC Health Talk contest winner. I believe research is most powerful when it serves as the voice of the marginalized, translating sound findings into impactful change on a systematic level.