HEAL Alumni Profile: Emily Van Kesteren
Emily Van Kesteren from the Middlesex London Health Unit shares her graduate experience, and research with the HEAL. Emily completed her MA in Geography with Dr. Jason Gilliland at the HEAL in 2012. During her studies with the HEAL, Emily identified the influence of parents’ and children’s perceptions of their built and social environments on children’s mode of travel to and from school. Given the HEAL’s focus on community health and multiple collaborative projects with local public health units, Emily was uniquely positioned for her role as Public Health Nurse with the Middlesex London Health Unit. In this role, Emily researches physical activity and the built environment, and continues to collaborate with the HEAL to help evaluate our ASRTS program. She has recently transitioned to a new role at the Health Unit to broaden her public health experience.
Check out our summary and notes from Emily Van Kesteren’s HEAL Alumni Interview below!