Min Xi (UofT Work Study Student)
Min is a Master’s student in the Health Services Research program at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is interested in studying how economic analyses and health technology assessment can help the implementation of new interventions in various populations. She is similarly interested in the translation of research into health policies to improve the quality of life of individuals. Min recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Global Health. She started working with the team during her undergraduate studies in September 2018. Her research project was a systematic review and meta-analysis of the HIV prevalence and the number of sexual partners of clients and non-paying male partners of female sex workers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Min then joined the Ottawa Health Research Institute as a part-time research assistant in September 2021 with Dr. Kednapa Thavorn, Dr. Alice Zwerling, and Dr. Mishra to work on a micro-costing study of four implementation strategies focused on HIV self-testing in Canada, and modeling HIV-attributable health care costs in Ontario. Min is using administrative data and various health technology assessment approaches to tackle this problem. The findings from this study will help inform the implementation of HIV self-testing across Canada.