I am a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Systems Impact Fellow at Public Health Ontario (PHO). My core mission as a fellow at PHO is to explore stakeholder perspectives (e.g., policymakers, decision-makers, and research scientists) on the intended use of Artificial Intelligence for equitable access to public health services, with a focus on immunization and the prevention and detection of communicable diseases. In 2019, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University specializing in social media network analysis on public opinion regarding health misinformation.

I obtained a Health Policy PhD from McMaster University (2018), MSc in Public Health Policy and Management from the National Taiwan University (2011), and a BSc in Nursing (summa cum laude) from the same university (2009). I worked for the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan.

I almost took another career path as a singer, having been a singer/songwriter for 3 years from 2008-2010, my songs were frequently featured in commercials in Taiwan.

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