Sophie Lachapelle

BA. Honours (Health Studies, Global Development Studies), School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University

sophie-lachapelleI am a third year undergraduate student at Queen’s University studying Health Studies and Global Development Studies. I will be acting as a Research Intern under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Masuda in the CEHE lab throughout 2016-2017 studying the associations between incarceration, health, and community integration. My interest in environmental health equity began when I started volunteering in a local hospital’s emergency department; I noticed that many of the same people became ‘regulars’ in the wards, needing care for similar health issues. I was curious to know what set these few apart from the rest. What environmental, social, or economic factors do they have in common that require frequent hospital visits?

Through this internship, I hope to develop valuable research skills and further refine my passion for equitable opportunities for all peoples in the local area. My future goals include studying public health and mental health at the graduate level, as well as working with disadvantaged populations to ensure their access to necessary resources/services.

In my free time, I can be found camping, hiking, cooking, or spending time with my beloved friends and family.

Contact: 13scl1(at)queensu.ca

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