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Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

A child’s early health and development has a significant impact on their future health outcomes. But not all children in Canada have equal access to quality healthcare.

Learning about health inequities and the societal impact of early childhood development compelled me to pursue pediatric research with Dr. Cornelia Borkhoff and TARGet Kids! This exposure to world-class leaders in healthcare research has been an exceptional experience.

For my Master’s in Health Services Research thesis, I am studying infant feeding practices in different ethnic groups to determine the extent to which ethnicity impacts iron deficiency. I expect my research findings to help improve screening for iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in children in Canada.

Examining child health inequities across communities will aid in creating solutions to improve the overall social, emotional and physical development of children in Canada, in turn, creating a healthier future for us all.

I am grateful to generous donors who make research projects like mine possible. Thank you in advance for supporting IHPME at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Vinusha Gunaseelan
Honours BSc, MSc Candidate, expected 2018

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Fund (Greatest Needs)

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Scholarship Fund

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