2021 - Present
I'm a Postdoctoral Associate in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and the School of Health Studies at Western University in London, Canada working on public health ethics related to pandemics, including COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.
2020 - 2021
I was a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada working on intergenerational solidarity and HIV oral history.
2015 - 2020
York University | PhD
I completed my PhD in Philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada. My dissertation was The Social and Political Dimensions of the Ethics of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM).
2012 - 2013
Western University | MA
I completed my Masters of Arts in Philosophy at Western University.
2007 - 2012
University of Manitoba | BA Hons
I completed my Bachelor of Arts, Honours, with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Classical Studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.
"The Politics of PrEP: Stigma, Trust, & Solidarity”. In The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sexuality & Culture, edited by Emma Rees.
"From HIV/AIDS to COVID-19: Feminist Bioethics & Pandemics". International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 15(1).
"Contextualizing Risk in the Ethics of PrEP as HIV Prevention: The Lived Experiences of MSM". Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 31(4).
"Demedicalizing the Ethics of PrEP for HIV Prevention: The Social Effects on MSM". Public Health Ethics, 13(3).
“What is the Role of Solidarity in Public Health Ethics?: A Historical Perspective” with Ana Komparic, American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) Conference, Portland, OR.
“Institutional Trust Between MSM & Healthcare Providers Around PrEP as HIV Prevention”, Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), Virtual Conference.
“Building Solidarity in Pandemics: COVID-19 & the History of HIV/AIDS”, Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS), Virtual Conference
“Understanding the Effects of PrEP on Political Solidarity among MSM: Differences in Sexual Moralities & Intergenerational Views”, American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH), Virtual Conference.
“Demedicalizing PrEP for HIV Prevention: The Social & Political Effects on MSM”, American Philosophical Association (APA) Eastern Division Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
“Assessing the Risk of PrEP for HIV Prevention: Values & Value Assumptions”, Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) Conference, Banff, AB.
“Challenging the Anthropocentrism in the Ethics of Climate Change”, Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) Conference, Montreal, QC.
2020 - 2021
Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship
I was awarded a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Victoria and the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) in Vancouver, Canada valued at $30,000.
2019 - 2020
Provost Dissertation Scholarship
I was awarded the Provost Dissertation Scholarship at York University valued at $24,5000.
2021 - 2023
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant ($300,000)
I am a co-applicant with Darrel Tan at the University of Toronto on “The Future of PrEP is Now: A mixed-methods, community-based study to inform equitable & strategic implementation of long-acting PrEP in Canada”.
2021 - 2022
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Reach Grant ($15,000)
I am a Co-Applicant with Nathan Lachowsky at the University of Victoria on "HIV In My Day: Destigmatizing HIV through Theatre, Living History, & Storytelling”.
“HIV survivors’ stories show the loss, resilience & activism of the early years of AIDS pandemic” with Nathan Lachowsky and Ben Klassen in The Conversation Canada, National Post & Vancouver Sun.
"No one wins in pipeline adventure" with Anna Cooper Reed in Winnipeg Free Press.
Ethics & Biomedicine
I was a course instructor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.
Health Policy & Health Governance
I was an online course instructor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria.
I was a course instructor in the Department of Philosophy at York University.