On behalf of their research team, Dr. Samantha Anthony (Health Clinician Scientist) and Jia Lin (Research Coordinator) at The Hospital for Sick Children, and members of the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children, provide an update on their study capturing the stories and voices of Indigenous patients, families, and stakeholders to identify opportunities to enhance access to and health outcomes of pediatric solid organ transplantation.
Dr. Andi Camden is an Epidemiologist and CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children, University of Toronto Scarborough, and ICES. Andi holds a PhD in Public Health Sciences in Epidemiology and an MPH in Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Andi is also a Canadian Mother-Child Collaborative (CAMCCO-L) Trainee and Co-Chair of the Ontario Public Health Association Reproductive Health Workgroup. She highlights her research on medication use in pregnancy.
Rebecca Balasa is a doctoral candidate with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and a Leong Centre Studentship Recipient. Informed by her ongoing work as a Registered Nurse and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Rebecca provides an update on her research examining child sex trafficking identification and response in Ontario pediatric Emergency Departments. She highlights the close of her province-wide, modified Delphi method study and the conceptualization of evidence-informed clinical practice guidelines.
The Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children brings together top researchers to help reduce inequities in child health, including those caused by social and structural determinants of health. Through strategic investments in research, education, training and infrastructure we are executing our vision of “harnessing interdisciplinary research to promote the flourishing of every child and family”.