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Tomoko McGaughey

MSc Student

Degrees:Bachelors of Science with Distinction (Simon Fraser University); Masters of Public Health (University of British Columbia)

Tomoko McGaughey (she/her) is currently a first year Masters of Science student in the Department of Health Sciences with a specialization in Data Science. Her work mainly focuses on assessing the key differences in health status of high resource users rural and urban community members and the barriers and facilitators in the availability, accessibility, and affordability of health care services for those who live in rural community living with chronic conditions. She hopes that by identifying these differences, barriers, and facilitators experienced among rural communities, this can help guide future policies and interventions addressing these issues to ensure the best quality of health care provision for these communities in the future.

Prior to her work in the lab, Tomoko has worked in various roles including policy development for Centralized Allied Health program provision, intervention/program development and evaluation in Mental Health and Substance Use, and research assistant work focusing on addressing the health behaviours in relation with childhood obesity.