Sara is an Epidemiologist working in Nunavut. She obtained her MSc in Public Health from McGill University. Prior to her career in public health, she was a biochemist, and holds an MSc in Biochemistry from McGill University. Her interest in social determinants of health, and health behaviour change led to this career transition. She is also the co-founder of Climbable, a Montreal based non-profit focused on involving Canadians in climate action.
What Does China Approaching Epidemic Peak Mean for Us? Communicating Risk in the Age of Social Media.
At the start of an epidemic (or now, a pandemic) information received about the crisis by the media greatly influences our behavior, which in turn affects the efficacy of societal responses necessary to contain the spread.