Sophia Ikura


Sophia Ikura is the founder and executive director of the Health Commons Solutions Lab, a not-for-profit health and social enterprise located at Sinai Health in Toronto.

8 Contributions
by Nour Al-Nasser Lydia-Joi Marshall Sophia Ikura

Trust is essential to a functioning social safety net: Lessons from the pandemic

For those who already felt disconnected from the health-care systems and policy-makers, the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated lack of trust in health care and public messaging.

by Sophia Ikura Lydia-Joi Marshall Nolan D’Souza

Fear of the unknown: Parents want information and transparency when deciding to vaccinate their children

Through interviews and focus groups held with parents of kids 5 to 11 years old, Health Commons Solutions Lab learned about their motivations, beliefs and questions when it comes to vaccinating their kids – and what resources they need.

by Sophia Ikura Kate Mulligan Safia Ahmed

COVID-19 testing failing marginalized communities

by Sophia Ikura Jasmine Pawa

Listening to communities is essential as we move forward

by Sophia Ikura Timothy Caulfield Terrence Sullivan

Should patients be told about incidental findings from genetic testing?

by Sophia Ikura Verna Yiu Terrence Sullivan

Should HPV vaccination programs be expanded to boys?

by Sophia Ikura Christopher Doig Andreas Laupacis

The evidence and politics of mandatory health care worker vaccination

From the archives but relevant to today. This article lays out some of the important things to consider when deciding whether or not to make vaccination of health care workers mandatory.

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