Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI), Women's College Hospital (Canada)
Emeralda Burke graduated from Trinity College, University of Dublin with a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry and is presently completing her masters in Health Evaluation. She is now health services researcher and works at the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute. One year after moving to Canada she was struck as a pedestrian by a stolen car. As a result of her sustained injuries she now lives with persistent pain. This personal experience shifted her perspective to focus on improving the quality of life and services for those living with pain. Her mission is to spread awareness about persistent pain and destigmatize it in the hope that those living with pain are better understood by friends and family.