Social Impact Professionals, Epidemiologist and Public Health Researcher in Singapore – Social Steps #03 – Social Steps
Can you imagine a day in the life of an epidemiologist and public health researcher? Why are these professionals so crucial to address social inequities in health, especially among vulnerable populations?
This month I spoke with Aysha Farwin to reply to these and other questions. Aysha is an epidemiologist and public health researcher at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where she is currently pursuing her PhD degree. According to her own inspiring words, she is “passionate about tackling health disparities in vulnerable populations in the community”.
Despite how pandemics can threaten us, it is an insightful conversation about our potential to build a better society. I am delighted to bring you a great perspective on the role of epidemiology and public health research can play in tackling social vulnerability.
*Aysha views expressed do not represent the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health – National University of Singapore.
- Aysha Farwin, PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Master of Public Health (MPH) from the NUS, and Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Studies from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
- Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah;
- Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and Out of Humanitarian Aid by Jessica Alexander;
- Contagion (movie) by Steven Soderbergh;
- edX and Coursera courses;
- Epidemiology by Leon Gordis;
- Medical Statistics by Michael J. Campbell.
Research and policy mentioned by Luiz:
- Whence the next pandemic? The intersecting global geography of the animal-human interface, poor health systems and air transit centrality reveals conduits for high-impact spillover published in the One Health;
- Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS): Brazilian universal healthcare system.
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