Staff

ANNA CARSON
RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Note: Anna is currently on maternity leave until July 2017.

Anna is a Research Coordinator with Dr. Jean Shoveller’s Youth Sexual Health Team. Anna has a Master of Science in Health Care and Epidemiology from the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. She is working on a number of studies with the Youth Sexual Health Team, including: “GetCheckedBC: Developing new knowledge to inform the province-wide implementation of an online STI/HIV testing service”; “Population health ethics: Investigating the ethical implications of ‘targeting’socially-defined population subgroups” and “Investigating the influences of social context and structure on young people’s parenting experiences”.

Phone: (604) 827-4568
Email: anna.carson (at) ubc.ca

 

CATHY CHABOT
RESEARCH MANAGER

Cathy is the Research Manager for the Youth Sexual Health Team and Dr. Jean Shoveller’s CIHR-funded Applied Public Health Chair in Improving Youth Sexual Health. Cathy has a Master of Arts in Anthropology, specializing in medical anthropology, from Simon Fraser University. She has worked extensively on a variety of qualitative research studies in the areas of mental health, substance use, social inequity, and sexual health. She is especially interested in qualitative research addressing gender, health and social inequities, as well as research ethics.

Phone: (604) 822-3791
Toll-free (in BC): 1-877-327-7867
Email: cathy.chabot (at) ubc.ca

 

CAROLINE MNISZAK
RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Caroline is a Research Assistant for the Youth Sexual Health Team. Her responsibilities include transcribing and coding for  the study titled “Investigating the influences of social context and structure on young people’s parenting experiences” (the Young Parents Study) maintaining the team’s website and occasionally interviewing for various studies. Caroline graduated from UBC in 2014 with an Honours degree in English Literature and a minor in Sociology. She is currently a Masters student at the iSchool where is is pursing a degree in Library and Information Sciences. 

Email: czekajlo (at) mail.ubc.ca

 

EMMANUELLE ANDREWS
GRADUATE ACADEMIC ASSISTANT

Emmanuelle Andrews is a Graduate Academic Assistant with the Youth Sexual Health Team. She holds a BA and qualifying Law degree in Anthropology and Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is currently completing her Masters at UBC’s Social Justice Institute – in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Her research interests are in liberal notions, rhetoric and actions of equality in the UK as they affect minorities, particularly black Britons. Emmanuelle works on the ‘Interventions to Address HIV and other STBBI Among Young MSM’ and ‘Socio-cultural Contexts and Young Men’s Sexual Lives’ Studies.

Email: TBA

 

HENRY WU
ACADEMIC ASSISTANT

Henry Wu is a Graduate Academic Assistant with the Youth Sexual Health Team. He has completed a BSc degree in Biology. Henry’s role within the Youth Sexual Health Team involves assisting research team members with data analysis, dissemination and various administrative duties. He hopes to learn more about the intersections of gender, race and sexuality regarding the stigmas surrounding STIs.

Email: TBA

 


KYLE SUTHERLAND
RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Kyle is a Research Coordinator with Dr. Jean Shoveller’s Youth Sexual Health Team. Kyle has an Honours degree in Criminology, specializing in criminal justice, from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as well as a Master of Arts in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. His Master’s thesis research was funded by the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) and it focused on developing safe spaces in high schools for transgender youth. Other research interests include gender & sexuality, transphobia & homophobia, criminological theory, and vulnerable subcultures.

Phone: (604) 827-4568
Email: kyle.sutherland (at) ubc.ca

 

MICHELLE PANG
RESEARCH ASSISTANTPangM

Michelle is a Research Assistant with the YSHT. She holds a BA in Psychology and Commerce, and is currently completing her Master of Public Health degree at the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Her interests lie in the implementation of innovative programs and policies to address mental health, substance use, and more generally, health and social inequities among youth. Michelle works on the following YSHT studies: “GetCheckedBC: Developing new knowledge to inform the province-wide implementation of an online STI/HIV testing service”; “Population health ethics: Investigating the ethical implications of ‘targeting’ socially-defined population subgroups” and “Investigating the influences of social context and structure on young people’s parenting experiences”.

Phone: (604) 822-6535
Email: michelle.pang (at) ubc.ca 

 

MOHAMMAD KARAMOUZIAN
GRADUATE ACADEMIC ASSISTANT

Mohammad is a recent graduate of the MSc program at the School of Population and Public Health. He is interested in bio-behavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS/STIs among at risk populations. Mohammad’s thesis, focuses on stigma and its impact of young people’s practices pertaining to testing and seeking treatment for sexually transmitted infections. His research adopts a gendered perspective on the challenges facing young people, especially those who are themselves stigmatized in a variety of ways (e.g., racism; sexism; heteronormativity; classism).

Phone: (604) 822-6014
Email: karamouzian.m (at) alumni.ubc.ca

 

NATASHA PARENT
ACADEMIC ASSISTANT

Natasha Parent is a Graduate Academic Assistant for the GetCheckedOnline Study. She holds a BA in Psychology from McGill University, and is currently completing her Masters in Human Development, Learning and Culture in the Faculty of Education. Her interests lie in issues pertaining to adolescent development and the transition to early adulthood.

Email: TBA

 

ROD KNIGHT
CO-INVESTIGATOR

Rod is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS where is housed in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He holds a PhD ( University of British Columbia, UBC) in interdisciplinary studies and a Master of Science (UBC) in epidemiology. He serves as a Research Coordinator for the Youth Sexual Health Team at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health where he directs a program of research to assess the scaling up of antiretroviral-based Treatment as Prevention in Canada, France and Brazil.

Phone: (604) 822-4568
Email: rod.knight (at) ubc.ca

 

STÉPHANIE BLACK
ACADEMIC ASSISTANT

Stéphanie Black is a Graduate Academic Assistant with the YSHT. She holds a BA in Communication from the University of Ottawa, and a Master of Education in Society, Culture, and Politics in Education from UBC. Her research interests are in sexuality education in Canadian public schools and the history of sexual health education. She is beginning her doctoral studies in Educational Studies at UBC in September 2017. Stéphanie works on the Young Parents Study, “Investigating the influences of social context and structure on young people’s parenting experiences.”

Email: TBA