Anna Chudyk came to the CHHM in September 2009 after graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She worked as a research assistant at the CHHM the following year, before beginning her Doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia in January 2011, under the supervision of Dr. Heather McKay. Her research interests include the built environment, older adults, physical activity and chronic diseases. For her Doctoral research, Anna has taken a leadership role in conducting a cross-sectional study aimed at investigating the association between the built environment, mobility and health of 400 financially-vulnerable older adults living in neighborhoods across Metro Vancouver. This study is a part of the CIHR-funded Walk the Talk project.