Social inequities and mental health, health needs and social justice initiatives for immigrant and refugee populations
Mei Lan Fang is an academic fellow in communications and community engagement with AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence and a researcher with the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University. Mei Lan leads a vancouver foundation funded community-based research project, Place-Making with Seniors, working in close partnership with the city of Richmond, service providers, housing developers, Richmond Kiwanis Seniors Citizens Housing Society, and tenants to capture place-based needs of older adults transitioning into affordable senior housing. Her previous work includes investigations of perceptions of end-of-life care and the effectiveness of interventions for persons with chronic health conditions. Currently, Mei Lan is a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) where she is supported by a social sciences and humanities research council doctoral fellowship to investigate how individual experiences and histories shape place transitions and impact unique fluctuations in social isolation and connectedness in older adults.