ALINE SILVA, PHD
Researcher and Partner for Knowledge Translation, Community and Patient Engagement
Pharmacist by training with a large professional experience and education in public health, I've always had an acute sense of justice and invested in good communication and collaboration styles.
My intensely lived experience as a patient reinforced my enthusiasm and willingness to learn more about new concepts and methods to improve community and patient engagement.
I collaborate with various initiatives to improve Public and Patient Involvement in Latin America and globally, and continuously exchange knowledge with a diverse range of stakeholders such as patient organizations and decision-makers in many different countries like Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Canada.
Research interests: Patient and Community Engagement, Patient-Oriented Research, Qualitative and Mixed-Methods, and Knowledge Translation.
EMPATHY AND COMPASSION
My journey as a cancer survivor who advocates for cancer prevention, patient empowerment and involvement brings a unique perspective to my work, aggregating immeasurable value to my career.
AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
I value tailoring and disseminating knowledge. I've been presenting my work and research in different formats, at many national and international events, and to the most diverse audiences, such as patient groups, researchers, health professionals, and decision-makers.
The opportunities to interact and exchange with multiple stakeholders across the globe keep me abreast of the most innovative research, tools, and methods for healthcare improvement.
“There is no more or less important knowledge: there are different types of knowledge.”