Nicole was the full-time research coordinator for the Global Strategy Lab from April to August 2014. A graduate from McMaster University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program and its Global Health Specialization in May 2014, Nicole continued her studies as a medical student at the university’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. In her role as Research Coordinator, Nicole coordinated a range of analytical, empirical and big data studies on how to design global regulatory strategies that better address transnational health threats, social inequalities and human rights challenges like access to medicines, antimicrobial resistance, health news misinformation, pandemics and tobacco. She was also responsible for managing five research assistants, preparing grant applications, writing manuscripts, coordinating office administration and organizing team efforts across multiple studies.
Her research interests surround how global governance and decision-making structures address disproportionate health burdens in low- and middle-income countries, particularly related to access to essential medicines and healthcare services, maternal and child health, and infectious disease management.