Xiaoxi (Grace) ZhouQueen Elizabeth Scholars in Strengthening Health and Social Systems (2019)
Grace is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Program at McMaster University. She works as a research assistant at the McMaster Health Forum where she contributes to synthesizing information for Forum publications, including rapid responses and evidence briefs, and organizing stakeholder dialogues and citizen panels for key members of the healthcare community. Grace also has clinical research experience in pediatric general surgery at the Department of Surgery in McMaster Children’s Hospital and epidemiological research experience at the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact in McMaster University.
As an outgoing Queen Elizabeth Scholar, Grace will be travelling to Sydney, Australia to intern at the New South Wales Ministry of Health. At the ministry, she will be contributing to the translation of research evidence into health policy and supporting the research and evaluation of the ministry’s current programs and future strategic priorities. Through her internship, Grace hopes to develop a stronger understanding of health care systems in terms of governance arrangements, management, and delivery of health and social services.
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