Research Coordinator, OpenLab
University Health Network
Samantha Lewis-Fung is a Research Coordinator at University Health Network’s OpenLab, a design and innovation shop dedicated to finding creative solutions that transform the way healthcare is delivered and experienced. She completed her Master’s of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto and holds an additional postgraduate research certification. Samantha is passionate about research that uses co-design methodology to create accessible and person-centered interventions that impact people’s well-being and quality of life. As a speech-language pathologist, she assessed and treated communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Her focus at OpenLab is helping to lead the Prescribing VRx projects, which involve designing innovative VR-based interventions for special populations, across various healthcare settings, and evaluating their usability, safety, and clinical effectiveness.