Lucy is a PhD candidate in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University and a Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) Fellow. Lucy’s doctoral research, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), examines inequities in health and social care access and systems navigation experienced by older Canadians who are isolated and/or in need of informal (family or friend) care support. Prior to her graduate studies, Lucy worked as a care worker in the community, long-term care, and within residential and crisis respite care settings with older adults living with mental health concerns or intellectual disabilities. During her internship in the SE Research Centre, Lucy will develop and document a methodology to analyze and evaluate the trends in population health needs of Ontarians. Specifically, Lucy will examine patterns of utilization of care to address the needs of priority populations. Lucy’s interests include partnership-driven approaches to health science research and knowledge mobilization, as well as community-based interventions to improve later-life. Her overarching goal is to contribute to impactful and sustainable mobilization of community and population health research findings to data-driven care practice and policy change. Connect with Lucy on Twitter @LucyKervin1 or Linkedin.
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