Kate Stevens

My CHEO Story

I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and underwent reconstructive hip surgeries at ages 13 and 14.
I have also been diagnosed with EoE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) and am followed in the Gastroenterology clinic. My favourite role at CHEO is being a Youth Advisor for the hospital and the Research Institute.

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Why I'm involved

I want to get involved in this work because I am always curious to learn more about advancements in the understanding of my own health issues. Also, I am very interested in healthcare and medicine so getting involved in this work allows me to learn more about the research process, the current topics of research being investigated, and it allows me to expand my understanding of medicine.

My Role

  • Kids Can- Young Persons Research Advisory Committee Member
  • Research Project Reviewer: Remote digital auscultation between Iqaluit, Nunavut and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for improved telemedicine based patient assessment
  • Research Project Reviewer: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian youth who live with chronic pain and their families: A mixed method study