Pacific AIDS Network
Vancouver, British Columbia
Mona Lee is the Evaluation Manager at the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN), a provincial member-based coalition that provides a network to and builds capacity and skills of its over 50 member organizations to effectively respond to HIV, hepatitis C and related issues in British Columbia, Canada. Mona joined PAN in January 2015 as the Greater Vancouver Coordinator of a community-based research study on HIV and Housing, Positive Living Positive Homes. Though her time at PAN, she took on a leadership role in and supported a number of community-based evaluation and research projects that are change- and action-oriented, while embodying GIPA/MIPA principles and promoting participatory approaches to working.
Mona received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health at the Simon Fraser University in 2017. As a master’s student, Mona worked to address language-related health inequity in ethno-cultural patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by developing educational materials. Mona also worked with a local regional health authority to document exemplar health equity-promoting practices.
In addition to her public health work within Canadian contexts, her global health work includes working as a research assistant in Rwanda to prevent and treat malnutrition in infants and young children, and working at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia as a child protection intern.
Mona was the lead author and presenter on one oral and two poser presentations at the 2018 Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR) Conference.
Outside of her work, Mona enjoys traveling, playing sports and being outdoors.
Thursday, August 2
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM