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I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. I’m also a Scientist in the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. I study the impacts of social, policy, and healthcare environments on the health of stigmatized populations. In particular, I conduct community-engaged research with transgender populations and people who use drugs, both domestically and globally.
Previously, I was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UC San Diego. I completed my Ph.D. (2017) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University in London, Canada, where I was a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar.
My doctoral research examined the impacts of discrimination on health behaviours among transgender people in Ontario, Canada, and developed new instruments for measuring discrimination intersectionally in population health research. I am currently leading the scientific evaluation of supervised consumption services integrated within community health agencies in Toronto and I am Co-Principal Investigator of Trans PULSE Canada, a national survey of transgender health.