Jaimie Boisvenue is an epidemiologist specializing in chronic disease and health services research. In 2009 he completed a biological sciences diploma followed shortly by a Bachelors degree in Technology and Health Management at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In 2019 he completed his Masters degree in Epidemiology and Public Health with a focus on metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors said to contribute to the development of chronic disease. He is now working to complete his doctorate in epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the College of Health Sciences, University of Alberta. His current research focuses on using mixed methods to understand the Albertan type 1 diabetes lived experiences and how those experiences can be leveraged to improve clinical practice. Throughout his career, Jamie has previously worked in cardiovascular sciences looking at understanding heart failure and small models for mircro-surgical research before switching gears to diabetes. He holds several awards for his work in type 1 diabetes research including fellowships in Knowledge Translation from Diabetes Action Canada, Research Excellence from the Alberta Government, and Patient-Oriented Research from Alberta Innovates SPOR platform as well as several scientific publications in the realm of basic and clinical sciences.
In this episode Tom, Chris, Morgan and the Diabetes Chat community asked questions to Jamie as he joined the #diabeteschat Twitter Space as guest speaker and we talked about:
– What is an “epidemiologist”?
– His work on Patient contributions in Gestational Diabetes Education.
– Current research into Lived Experience and improving Diabetes Care.
– Mental Health and Peer Support.