Swapnil Shah

Swapnil Shah (Surrey)
Patient Council
Advisory Council - BC SUPPORT Unit

As a software engineer, I have worked within the health care industry for several years. After navigating the health care system for conditions like diabetes and gout, I decided to become a patient partner with the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Center. I am a patient partner with the South Asian Health Research Collaborative (SAHRC) where our vision is to partner with the South Asian community to build engagement in health research.  We have collaborated with Fraser Health, BC SUPPORT Unit, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia and University of Fraser Valley to conduct a 10-minute survey to help us identify health issues that are important to the community. I have been the patient partner in workshops given by the Fraser Centre related to patient and stakeholder engagement and have also participated in the UBC study for the development of Patient Engagement in Research (PEIRS) Scale, a tool to evaluate patient engagement. I have also participated in a video made by SPOR to encourage patient partnership in research.