Marco
Zenone.

I study pressing public health problems & opportunities

Hi! I'm Marco, a health policy researcher. I study the commercial determinants of health, the politics of misinformation, big tech, and online portrayals of health and wellness.

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About Me

I am a PhD Student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying public health and policy. I am also a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, where I conduct research to support young people and their mental health. I hold affiliations with Simon Fraser University (Research Fellow) and the University of Washington Bothell (Affiliate Instructor).

My research is driven by the belief that financial interests should not compromise or negatively impact population health and well-being. Thus, most of my research activities are focused upon health-harming industries or those leveraging misinformation for financial gain.

Outside of research, I love the mountains. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

📚  Education

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
PhD, Faculty of Public Health & Policy - Department of Global Health & Development
• 2020 - Present
Simon Fraser University
MSc, Faculty of Health Sciences
• 2018 - 2020
Simon Fraser University
BA Honours, Faculty of Health Sciences
• 2013 - 2018

💼  Work Experience

University of British Columbia
Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine
• 2020 - Present
Marco Zenone Research & Consulting
Self Employed
• 2019 - Present
British Columbia Children's Hospital
Project Coordinator, Department of Health Literacy and Health Promotion
• 2018 - 2020
Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences
• 2017 - 2020
Fraser Health Authority
Coordinator, Department of Patient Safety and Injury Prevention
• 2017 - 2018
Fraser Health Authority
Research and Evaluation Assistant, Department of Patient Safety and Injury Prevention
• 2015 - 2017

🏆  Awards & Funding

Dean's Convocation Medal
Simon Fraser University
• 2021
The Ethics of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Co-Investigator, World Health Organization, $44,500 CAD
• 2020
Djavad Mowafaghian Child Health Practice & Research Award
Simon Fraser University, $1,500 CAD
• 2019
Cannabis & Vaping Micro Grant
Health Canada, $1,000 CAD
• 2019
International Policy Ideas Challenge Winner
Global Affairs Canada, $3,000 CAD
• 2019
Surrey Top 25 Under 25
Surrey Board of Trade
• 2018
Vice President of Research Award
Simon Fraser University, $2,500 CAD
• 2018
Outstanding Service to the Faculty of Health Sciences Award
Simon Fraser University
• 2018
Vice President of Research Award
Simon Fraser University, $2,500 CAD
• 2017
Canadian National Cooperative Champion
Co-Operators & Mutuals Canada
• 2017