Ilja Ormel, MSc PH, PhD
Ilja is a research program coordinator and senior qualitative researcher at St. Mary’s Research Centre. She has worked for this initiative since its beginning in 2011 and has contributed to building the research team and led the development of the first two published modules (family caregiving and breast cancer in women) and is now working on perinatal mental health issues during and after pregnancy. Ilja is a post-doctoral fellow in McMaster’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), working with the Humanitarian Health Ethics research group (https://humanitarianhealthethics.net). Her research interests include illness narratives, participatory research, humanitarian health response, disease outbreaks in disaster settings and health promotion.