Paula is a Co-Lead of Evidence Synthesis at the McMaster Health Forum. Her role involves gathering evidence for the Forum’s knowledge syntheses, including evidence briefs and citizen briefs, on health system issues. Previously, she worked as a Management Trainee at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom. During this time, she also worked in partnership with the Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) Study Team where she explored the challenges families face in introducing allergenic foods early in infancy to prevent food allergies. Prior to that, she worked for the World Resources Institute as a Research Project Coordinator, leading the data extraction phase of a systematic review of field-based research trials that tested behaviour change techniques to shift consumer diets. Paula holds a Master of Science in Public Health (Health Economics Specialization) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Society from Cornell University. Paula’s current research interests focus on patient and public engagement in health systems decision-making and program implementation.