Health Information Platform Manager
- BSW (Saint Thomas University)
- MAHSR (University of New Brunswick)
Passionate about health, social issues and the well-being of New Brunswickers, Tanya joined NB-IRDT as Health Information Platform Manager in September 2016 to oversee creation of the NB Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Health Information Platform (NB-CHIP). The NB-CHIP project involves working in partnership with provincial government and the regional health authorities to link clinical and administrative data to better identify and understand the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in New Brunswick.
Before joining the NB-IRDT team, Tanya worked for more than 20 years in the New Brunswick public service as an allied health professional and consultant. Her experience spans health promotion to primary, acute, and tertiary care. Tanya’s direct practice includes hospital emergency, psychiatry, community mental health, paediatric and adult neurological rehabilitation, child protection, youth criminal justice, and sexual violence.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Saint Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, as well as a UNB Masters degree in Applied Health Services Research from the Atlantic Regional Training Center. Her research interests include qualitative methodology, health services and social determinants of health. Tanya’s Master’s research study, exploring health professionals’ experiences in eating disorder care in New Brunswick, forms part of a larger Atlantic provinces’ study.
Tanya’s natural aptitude for building relationships and her knowledge of health and social services in NB is an asset to the COPD project, and the NB-IRDT and MSSU teams.