I study pressing public health problems & opportunities

Hi! I'm Marco, a public health researcher. I study the commercial determinants of health,  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. My research is driven by the belief that financial interests should not compromise or negatively impact population health and well-being.

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