Hannah SerranoQueen Elizabeth Scholars in Strengthening Health and Social Systems (2019)
Hannah is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster University. Working as a research assistant at the Forum’s Impact Lab along with her clinical research experiences have cultivated an interest in how dynamic needs of a population can be met through health and social system changes supported by evidence-informed policymaking.
As an outgoing Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Hannah will be travelling to St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago to intern with the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development (CCHSRD) at the University of West Indies. She is looking forward to assisting with the development of resources, tools and other initiatives to support health policymakers within the Caribbean region. Over the course of her internship, she hopes to gain insight into how the mobilization of research evidence can be conducive to achieving more equitable health outcomes on a systems level.