Mr. Tyrrell Lewis

Bachelor of Life Sciences, Bachelor of Life Sciences

Affiliations: Project Manager - Green Hope Foundation

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Brief Bio:

Tyrrell Sterling Lewis – Translational Research Candidate Tyrrell is passionate about global essential medicines and targeting disease sources for intervention. Tyrrell is a strong believer in learning from the past. He subscribes to evolutionary medicine, the process of anthropology informing our choices for modern interventions. He also enjoys contributing to communities locally and abroad with Green Hope Foundation, striving to impact society such that equitable healthcare is provided to all. He brings an energetic demeanor to every task and holds himself and team members to the highest of standards. He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (HBSc) from Queen’s University.

Capstone Project:

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition affecting 10-20% of women in Canada . Over 50% of these women do not seek care for their illness. This is important because UI can cause a significant negative impact on a person's physical, psychological and financial state . Knowledge gaps are among the most commonly identified barriers to care seeking behaviour. Contrarily, raised awareness can trigger an increase in care seeking behaviour. To explore this and other triggers to care seeking, we plan to conduct qualitative interviews with women about their transition from not seeking care to seeking care. Women who seek care typically do so after an average of 1-3 years with their disease. This transition period provides us with an opportunity to explore the thoughts, perceptions and motivations of non-care seeking and care-seeking states via semi-structured interviews.

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