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Arthritis At Home Episode 45 – Social and racial justice: what it means to the arthritis community

On this episode of Arthritis At Home, Cheryl Koehn has a conversation with Nevena Rebic, a graduate trainee at Arthritis Research Canada and a PhD student at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Cheryl and Nevena discuss how social and racial justice issues affect evidence-based decision-making, patient participation in research, and how arthritis community members can positively advocate for change.

Nevena is a graduate trainee at Arthritis Research Canada and a student at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she’s committed to serving at least a decade-long sentence – she previously completed a 5-year Bachelor of Pharmacy, is about to wrap up a 2-year MSc, and will be starting a PhD in September. At her core, she’s a lover of learning and supporting individual- and community-level empowerment. In recent years, she’s become a lover of public health research because of the opportunity it presents to marry evidence-based decision-making and social justice. In her research, she combines her clinical expertise to inform patient-centered questions in arthritis, pregnancy, and medication use and she is excited to spend 4 more years learning from and supporting health empowerment within the arthritis community!

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Arthritis Research Canada: https://www.arthritisresearch.ca/

Anti-racism resources: https://bit.ly/38HAybC

Health inequities in arthritis: Spotlight on Indigenous Peoples and Barriers to Arthritis Care: https://bit.ly/ACEHealthInequitiesArticle2

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