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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 an Affiliate Scientist in the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. 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. I also lead evidence syntheses and measurement research to advance the science in these areas. I was originally trained in – and still conduct – HIV research, but am committed to addressing the wide range of health and health care disparities impacting the communities I work with.
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.