Ms. Chan began her professional career as a social worker providing therapeutic services to children and adolescents at inner-city schools in Philadelphia, PA, and Boston, Massachusetts. Through almost a decade of engagement within public education systems, Ms. Chan bore witness to health disparities that negatively impacted children and adolescents beyond the classroom. This led Ms. Chan to pursue a degree in public health to focus on building programs to address social and behavioral changes in health and mental health. While pursuing her degree in public health, Ms. Chan continued to study and better understand health inequity through work such as capacity building research to address health needs of disenfranchised women experiencing homelessness.
Upon receiving her public health degree, Ms. Chan spent five years working with individuals and families with bleeding disorders at Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA). While working at HFA, Ms. Chan managed the organization’s emergency financial assistance program and coordinated the organization’s research development and growth in patient-centered outcomes research and initiatives.
Ms. Chan holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University, Boston, MA.