Erin LinQueen Elizabeth Scholar in Strengthening Health and Social Systems (2023)
Erin is a graduate student in the Master of Global Health program at McMaster University, specializing in the Globalization and Equity stream. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked at McMaster Continuing Education to promote lifelong learning among mature students and conducted an updated literature review on palliative care in humanitarian crises with the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group. Interested in the potential of cutting-edge technology in improving healthcare provision, she is currently leading a systematic review of the role of machine learning in neurocritical care, funded by University Health Network and the Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine. For Erin’s graduate scholarly paper, she is exploring the intersectional health impacts of neoliberalism and transnational corporation practices on the people living in the Global South.
As an outgoing Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Erin will be travelling to Sydney, Australia, to work in the Decision Analytics Program at the Sax Institute. She is looking forward to developing systems maps related to climate change and health, as well as using dynamic simulation modelling to create interactive, evidence-informed decision-support tools. During her internship, she hopes to learn how to effectively integrate evidence and stakeholder insights into policymaking tools to support the development of sustainable and equitable health programs in Australia.