Date: November 26, 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Location: Zoom

Drs. Megan Highet and Jean-Christophe Boucher from ACPLF will be presenting the CEPR Rounds on November 26.

Presentation Title: Mixed messages: interdisciplinary research to inform population and targeted interventions to increase HPV vaccine confidence via the virtual health setting.

Brief Bios:
Megan has been leading research on community health and social factors contributing to inequities in cancer and infectious disease for over a decade. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Alberta, where her graduate research earned her recognition as a Killam Scholar. Between 2015-17, Megan completed postdoctoral training in Knowledge Translation for Health Policy in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta, while also serving as the Qualitative Research Management Lead for the Canadian North Helicobacter pylori Working Group, wherein she led several community-driven projects with Indigenous adults, youth, and children in the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Megan is a CIHR-Health System Impact Fellowship Alumni and also completed a Fellowship in Health System Improvement through the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Between 2017-18, Megan was an Embedded Health System and Policy Researcher within the Division of Primary and Community Health at Alberta Health. Recently, she was contracted by CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health to complete a rapid scoping review on the topic of Ensuring Social Protection and Basic Services, which will contribute to informing the forthcoming United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery. Megan has held the position of Applied Research Scientist for the Individuals & Family Innovation Stream within the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund since 2018. She leads an interdisciplinary team that designs, develops, and tests innovations aimed at reducing the burden of avoidable cancers in Alberta via the Virtual Health Setting.

Jean-Christophe Boucher is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and at the department of political science at the University of Calgary. He is currently a director of research in civil-military relations at the Canadian Defence and Security Network funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. A fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; a research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University; Senior Fellow at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Canada et du Québec. He holds a BA in History from the University of Ottawa, a MA in Philosophy from the Université de Montréal and a PhD in Political Science from Université Laval. He specializes in international relations, with an emphasis on data and public policy.

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