research

My current research projects include:

Trans PULSE Canada is a community-based survey of the health and well-being of trans and non-binary people in Canada, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. We collected data from 2,873 trans and non-binary people aged 14+ in Fall 2019. In Fall 2020, we are conducting a follow-up study to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our participants.

The Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services (OiSIS) – Toronto Cohort is a longitudinal cohort study (n=700) evaluating supervised consumption services integrated within community health agencies in Toronto, Canada, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. The study includes a linkage to healthcare administrative data held at IC/ES. Sub-studies are examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who use drugs in Toronto and evaluating safer opioid supply programs to reduce overdose deaths related to the unregulated street drug supply.

Our Health Matters: Indian Trans Men and Transmasculine Health Study is a community-based, mixed-methods study investigating the social determinants of mental health and access to care among trans men and transmasculine persons in India.

The Intersectional Discrimination Index is a set of three measures of anticipated, day-to-day, and major discrimination that I developed and evaluated with Dr. Greta Bauer at Western University. I continue to conduct and collaborate on research to assess the validity and reliability of these measures for intersectional health disparities research in diverse populations. Translations in French, Spanish, and Portuguese are available.