Emiliana joined HQC as a researcher in May 2022. Her work focuses on gaining a better perspective of the population’s health in Saskatchewan through a variety of research methodologies to inform evidence-based decision-making, practice and policy.
In her previous positions, Emiliana has engaged in a diverse spectrum of research types, including quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has worked in integrating clinical and community strategies to improve health outcomes and wellbeing with several population groups, such as cancer patients and survivors, racial and ethnic minorities in Canada, and rural communities in Africa.
Emiliana has a background in nursing and holds a master’s degree from the University of Sao Paulo, and a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to HQC, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University with an emphasis on mental health and community-based participatory research with Indigenous Peoples.