About Elizabeth

My name is Elizabeth Han — welcome to Copefully 🙂


I’m a huge tech and startup enthusiast, with a background in medicine and bioengineering. I created this site to connect users like you and me with the best of the best resources for mental health and psychotherapy. No chaff. If you’re new to the site, I urge to start with some of the cases I’ve written myself or head over to the blog for a taste of what’s new in the world of psychiatry 2.0.

More about me.

I’m a twenty-something 4th year medical student, a biomedical engineer by training (BASc ’09, MASc ’11), currently affiliated with the University of Toronto, Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, and the University Health Network. I’ve been writing fiction since I was less than five years old, and been a blogger since 2002. From 2009-2012, I ran a popular blog on advances in social media and medicine called Hospital Songs, which has been featured by KevinMD, General Electric’s Healthymaginations, and 33charts just to name a few.

My credentials include Co-President of the Club for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering (CUBE) at the University of Toronto (2008-2009) and Skule Sisters Mentorship Program Liaison of Engineering Hi-Skule Committee (2007-2009).

My current research interests are pediatric rehabilitation engineering (particularly, access technologies pertaining to emotion), health information technology, and medical humanities.

My past research experience covers molecular genetics, stem cells, biomechanics, and nanotechnology. I have also worked with the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

I enjoy Britpop, early 20th century American lit, all things antique/vintage 1920s-1960s, (living by) the sea, swimming (both in and out of the sea), and eggs (alas, nothing to do with seas). I’m passionate about writing, personal development, youth mentorship, and responsible use of technology.


Feel free to follow me on Twitter. You can also email me at elizabeth [dot] han [at] utoronto [dot] ca.

For more information and opportunities to connect, please refer to my LinkedIn Profile.


All the opinions expressed in this blog are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Toronto, Bloorview Kids Rehab, or the University Health Network.