I'm a postdoctoral researcher at BC Children's Hospital, studying the role of information in vaccine hesitancy and acceptance regarding childhood and prenatal vaccinations.
I study the ways youth and parents make health decisions, and how public health providers and clinicians try to influence those decisions. My doctoral research focused on young ("teen") parents.
I also study the ways people collect and share health information in the digital era, and what this means for how we live.
My background is eclectic, encompassing health services research, librarianship, youth services, community anti-violence work, social justice education, and preschool teaching. In addition to my health research, I teach gender studies at Capilano University.
Industry Expertise (3)
Library and Information Management
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (10)
Parent Education and Empowerment
Health Information Technology
Public Health and Health Services
Information and communication technology (ICT)
Parenting and Technology
University of British Columbia: PhD, Health information (Interdisciplinary studies) 2015
University of British Columbia: MLIS, Library & Information Studies 2006
Oberlin College: BA, Women's Studies, Music 1997