2019 Junior Research Award Winner
Alla Yakerson is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Her research interests include access to health care services and pain management. She is particularly interested in the equity issues surrounding access to home care services in Ontario.
Her scholarly work includes direct contact with caregivers regarding the barriers in accessing enough care and obtaining respite from caregiving tasks. Her dissertation focuses on developing a standard, educational training tool for caregiver activities so that they can safely perform their duties. In addition, as a practicing physiotherapist in the GTA, she is concerned with evidence-based practices which make treatment more effective by using scientifically proven methods and research.
VHA Research Priority: Clinical and Health Services Excellence