Health Information


My work in the health field includes research in knowledge translation and social media use by patients and caregivers, with a focus on people’s information practices and technology use.

Selected Projects

TREKK

TREKK: Translating emergency knowledge for kids

2011–2015
A Pan-Canadian initiative aimed at ensuring that the latest research in pediatric emergency medicine is applied within general Emergency Departments.

Engaging Aboriginal Youth in Tobacco Prevention Using Social Media

2012–2013
This research explores if a social media intervention developed by Aboriginal youth using a participatory approach can be an effective means for encouraging smoking prevention and/or cessation amongst youth and others in Aboriginal communities.

A Scoping Review of Social Media in Health Care

2011
This scoping review brings together a wide body of literature to describe the state of the science with respect to social media and its uses in health care.