Kayla brings academic and industry-based research experience to her role as Knowledge Mobilization Specialist. Much of her past academic and professional work has focused on homelessness prevention but she also supported research in fields of public health, social policy, and bioethics. In addition, Kayla has experience working on international research teams to examine global health challenges such as chronic disease prevention and the provision of long-term care.
Having completed an MSc in Health Promotion, Kayla remains passionate about research that asks how to improve policies and programs in ways that give people greater control over their health.
Kayla is excited to be working at the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence to help transform research findings into practice. She hopes that continuing to build capacity for knowledge mobilization in this space ultimately leads to improved health and well being outcomes for Canadian Veterans and their families.