Kayla received her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with honors from the University of Calgary, with a major in Health and Society and concentration in Psychology in 2016. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the identification of case definitions for various chronic diseases specific to the pediatric population.

Kayla’s previous research was a 2016 summer studentship with the Methods Hub focused on the identification of possible methods to analyze an individual’s personal health data within the scope of precision medicine.

Kayla’s research interests are in seniors’ health, in particular transitions of care out of hospital and related health outcomes. Outside of work, Kayla volunteers with the Hospital Elderly Life Program, providing cognitive interventions to seniors in hospital to prevent delirium.