Merilee is a registered nurse with expertise in public health and community engagement. She completed her PhD in nursing at the University of Calgary, examining maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy and infant feeding outcomes in moderate and late preterm infants. Merilee is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Manitoba in Dr. Meghan Azad’s lab, exploring clinical applications of donor human milk for very preterm infants. Merilee is a co-lead on the iPOP study, building on her expertise in patient and community engagement to ensure inclusiveness and meaningful exploration throughout the collaboration.