Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Catharine Bowman, from Dundas, Canada, is pursuing a master’s degree in epidemiology and clinical research at Stanford School of Medicine. She graduated First Class from the University of Calgary with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, receiving the President’s Award for Leadership. She has further pursued an MD degree at the Cumming School of Medicine. Catharine aspires to develop innovative healthcare solutions for patients experiencing lymphatic disorders by integrating the study of health equity, culture, and lymphology. At fifteen, Catharine established a national research effort to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema, becoming one of the youngest lymphatic researchers in the world. As vice president of the Alberta Lymphedema Association, and through her speaking campaign, Catharine has presented on lymphedema internationally. Catharine is a Leader in Health Sciences Scholar, and has been named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 (Avenue Magazine) and one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30.