Karthika Yogaratnam is a public health professional, with a Master of Public Health in Population Health Sciences. In her current role as a Research Associate with Saint Elizabeth Research Centre, she is actively working on projects that emphasize bridging the gap between system innovation and current practice.

After a long struggle with digestive issues in her late teens, she was formally diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2018. The long road to a formal diagnosis sparked her interest in joining IMAGINE, where she wants to help equip those who may be going through similar experiences with the right tools to access the services they need, when they need it. Karthika will be joining the IMAGINE’s Knowledge Translation, Education and Policy working group as a patient representative.