Below are some of the many authors who have been contributors, past or present, to Communication4Health.  (Listed alphabetically)


krystynaKrystyna Adams

Krystyna is currently completing her Master’s in Public Health degree while working as a research assistant with the SFU Medical Tourism Research Group. She is planning on continuing to work in the health research field with a focus on health services research, particularly related to the communication of ethics in public health.







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Mary Catharine Breadner

Mary Catharine is currently pursuing her PhD in Health Science at SFU with a focus in mental health policy in the workplace. She is also a committed labor activist working to help improving working conditions for Canadians in all aspects. Her experience includes working in highly skilled, safety sensitive workplaces, with an emphasis on Psychological and Physical Health and safety. When she is not pursuing her academic endeavors she works for a National Union as a communication and mobilization enthusiast. In her free time she loves hanging out with friends and taking her dog Roland for long walks. You can also find her writing over at or on Twitter: @mcbreadner





chelseaChelsea Hitchen

Chelsea is a Master of Public Health candidate at Simon Fraser University. She has just finished her first year of coursework and is currently completing a practicum in global mental health and addictions with Africa Mental Health Foundation and NextGenU in Nairobi, Kenya. She is working on a project funded by Grand Challenges Canada called e-DATA K, which is investigating the efficacy of a open access online training platform for training primary health care providers and lay community health workers in the screening and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders. As indicated by her practicum, Chelsea’s interests lie in (global) mental health and addictions. She has a Bachelors of Arts in psychology (honors), an advanced citation in co-occurring disorders as well as experience working in community mental health and residential recovery. When she is not in school or working, Chelsea spends her time with friends and loved ones. She loves candy, hats and traveling.


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Sarah Topps   (2013 Communication4Health Moderator/Contributing Author) 

Sarah will be graduating from the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Simon Fraser University in June 2014. She is also currently pursuing her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation with PMI. Her interests cover the intersections between public health, international development and water issues. Sarah holds a B.A.(Hons.) in International Development, with minors in Economics and French from McGill University, and a Spanish language Certificado del Nivel Avanzado from the Academia Latinoamericana in Cuzco, Peru. In her free time, Sarah loves to ski, spend time with friends and family, and is an avid traveler.

You can also find her writing at or on Twitter: @ReachFWD




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