Laura holds a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. She is passionate about applied health research, knowledge translation and implementation science, epidemiological and health services research methods, and health equity. As an epidemiologist, Laura has held positions in support of scientists across a number of content areas and institutions: at Public Health Ontario (determining the impact of socioeconomic status on future diabetes risk in Canada; evaluating infectious disease surveillance methods in Alberta and Ontario), University Health Network-Toronto General Hospital (investigating clinical outcomes for patients with new-onset diabetes after transplant), University of Toronto (characterizing the impact of HIV and Hepatitis C on bone disease), and University of Calgary (using health administrative data to support knowledge translation). Outside of work, Laura can be found honing her digital and film photography abilities, and eating her way through Calgary’s food scene. At W21C, Laura supports the EQuIS Platform and Dr. Mary Brindle, whose work aims to design, implement, and evaluate complex clinical interventions to improve quality, safety, and efficiency of surgical care in Canada and internationally.