Cindy's passion is working with people to create community, whether in the field of health, human rights or disability rights. Her interests are located in the social inequities in health, particularly in the areas of mental health, disability and policy. She has conducted research for Strength in Unity (Vancouver site), a national men’s mental health research study looking at how to reduce the stigma of mental illness among Asian men in Canada. While working in the non-profit sector, she was awarded two large grants to co-develop and implement a social enterprise and skills training program, Threadworks, for people with disabilities in Vancouver. This program empowers participants used their newly learned skills to earn income in addition to their social benefits. She has worked with organizations such as the Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health, Simon Fraser University, Craftworks Society, the Fraser Health Authority, the Provincial Health Services Authority, and York University. Her research areas include social inequities in health, particularly mental health and disability health promotion. Currently, she is in her second year of her PhD program in Critical Disability Studies at York University. If you would like to collaborate, please email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: Diaspora; health policy; disability health; health promotion; mental health; stigma; racialization