- PhD Student, GERAS Centre
“I want to dedicate myself to research that can provide empirical health research methodology and develop analytic frameworks in the area in the public health and health system. As science and technology have developed, individuals have gained access to limitless easily acquirable information, and life expectancy has increased due to the development of medicine and improved quality of life. However, with the world’s rapidly aging population, healthcare expenditure for the elderly will increase. In such a society, it is important to focus on healthcare that can reduce preventable diseases and produce scientific information for the general population as well as specialized health information.”
Ahreum is currently a Ph.D. student in Health Research Methodology within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. With a passion for osteoporosis and fracture risk reduction, Ahreum completed her Master of Public Health at Yonsei University in South Korea. As a Ph.D. student working at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research, Ahreum will explore risk factors of osteoporosis and osteosarcopenia. Her research will involve the development of advanced statistical models utilizing the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA) database and fracture risk assessment (FRAX) tool. In recognition of academic excellence, Ahruem was awarded an academic excellence scholarship from Yonsei University Hospital System and a graduate bursary from McMaster University.