Sarah Mah Awarded Jack Tu Student Prize – Honourable Mention at IPDLN Conference

Geo-SDH group member and PhD Candidate Sarah Mah has recently returned from a productive visit to Banff, where she presented her research at the 2018 International Population Data Linkage Conference. Sarah presented her Canadian evidence on “Neighbourhood built environments as correlates of hospital burden and premature mortality in Canada“, as well as preliminary results from an International comparison in walkable environments and hospital burden in type 2 diabetes patients“.

For her international comparison research, Sarah received the Jack Tu Student Prize – Honourable Mention. The initial results from this research indicate that residents living favourable active living environments (or more ‘walkable’ neighbourhoods) in both Wales and Canada experience lower ‘ever’ hospitialization rates.

Congratulations, Sarah! This fantastic achievement would not have been possible without the support of our partners Dr. Richard Fry, Mr. Ashley Akbari, and Ms. Amy Mizen at Swansea University in Wales. Thank you all for the opportunity to collaborate and we look forward to more research from this initiative!