TIAN RABBANI, MPH candidate
Tian obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2019, and is currently a first-year MPH candidate in FHS. Her research interests include biostatistics and epidemiology of infectious and pulmonary diseases, alongside evidence-based policy-making. These research interests took shape when Tian first explored expiratory flow limitation and pulmonary mechanics at UBC’s Health and Integrative Physiology Laboratory. Presently, she is pursuing her public health practicum at the Hsiao Public Health Bioinformatics lab where she will be researching public perceptions of COVID-19 data sharing to mitigate SARS-CoV-2. As a woman of colour, Tian’s worldviews are largely shaped by her cultural diversity, with being born in Japan, raised in Canada, and ethnically Bangladeshi. Specifically, her first-hand experiences observing health inequities among those in precarious work in Bangladesh have furthered her desire to pursue public health. As a result of these experiences, she brings a unique and empathic perspective to the research she is involved in.
Alongside her academic passions, Tian enjoys reading and exploring the wonders of astronomy, which has led her to become an active member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. In her spare time, she plays soccer, engages in video editing, and explores the beautiful world around her.