Katrina Merner, Current position, Research Assistant Katrina Merner is from Bayfield, Ontario and has recently completed her Honours Bachelor of Health Science with a Minor in Life Science degree from University of Ottawa. Katrina hopes to attain a future career in the health care field within a rural community, and has considered career options in rural medicine and chiropractic. This summer Katrina is working in partnership with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health, School of Pharmacy at University of Waterloo and Huron Community Family Health Team, under the direction of Dr. Feng Chang, the Chair of Rural Pharmacy. Katrina’s research focus this summer will look at safe, effective and efficient prescription opioid use. Katrina has always had a passion for research and health issues in a rural community, and is excited that she is able is to expand and grow her research skills in her hometown.