Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Wong (Class of 2010), accepted into the prestigious CARL Fellowship program.
Wong is a fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sciences Canada and obtained her Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), University of Toronto in 2017. An Assistant Professor with CMCC Graduate Studies, she is presently completing her doctoral studies in epidemiology at DLSPH.
As a CARL Fellow, Wong’s research will be fostered by an international network of professional research peers committed to high quality evidence-based research. The aim of CARL is to facilitate high quality research that grows the knowledge base for musculoskeletal conditions, while helping to establish a strong research culture going forward.
Wong looks forward to the opportunities the Fellowship will afford her in the areas of mentorship, peer support and the breadth of projects and diverse perspectives to which she will be exposed. She feels that international collaborations are integral to solving complex global health problems.
Her doctoral thesis examines the effects of low back pain and mental health symptoms on health care utilization and costs in Ontario. Wong is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at Ontario Tech University and CMCC, where she is working on research projects with the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative.