Queen Elizabeth Scholar in Strengthening Health Systems
Alexandra is currently an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. She explored her interest in global health and health policy through involvement with the McMaster Health Forum for two years on the Student Leadership Team and through a third-year inquiry project under the supervision of Dr. Lavis. Additionally, she has extensive clinical research experience in neuro-oncology.
As an outgoing Queen Elizabeth Scholar, she will be travelling to Australia to intern at the Sax Institute where she hopes to bridge her interest in clinical research and policy making for health systems strengthening. Alexandra is eager to learn about the advocacy and research methods related to health systems strengthening, and to consider the challenges and processes of knowledge translation between disciplines that work within and outside of health systems.