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Hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie, Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity & Social Justice with Marginalized Populations, and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). This podcast invites a range of weekly guests to talk about all different kinds of stigma. Why does it matter? What does it look like? What can we do about it?Thank you for listening! Follow us on Twitter (@let_stigma) an ...
 
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Sabby Duthie and John E. Johnson are authors of 'Elder Abuse: You have a role to play'. This first-of-its-kind book undertakes the uncomfortable conversation that elder abuse is widespread and very real. John E. Johnson, a retired lawyer, and Sabby Duthie, a former retirement-home owner, share real stories from families of different generations and…
 
Annie Philpott is a public health professional, pleasure propagandist and ‘guerrilla girl’ of HIV prevention. She founded The Pleasure Project in 2004, an international education and advocacy organization working to eroticize safer sex. The Pleasure Project builds bridges between the public health world and the pleasure and sex industry, and help t…
 
Dr. Keosha T. Bond is an Assistant Medical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at the CUNY School of Medicine. She is a trained behavioral scientist and sexual health educator who has centered her work on the complex intersections of race, sexuality, social justice, and health equity among individuals of marginalized…
 
Associate Professor Steve Bell is a Principal Research Fellow in the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Queensland. He is an applied health and social researcher with 20 years’ experience of qualitative, participatory and ethnographic research on sexual, reproductive and maternal health, HIV and other infectious diseases. He…
 
Calvin Hudson Hwang is an award winning Taiwanese Canadian director, producer and founder of SUPRE. SUPRE aims to empower underpowered voices and present often unheard points-of-view with insight, vulnerability and authenticity. They find unconventional ways to produce films to make them openly accessible for everyone to watch. Calvin's directorial…
 
Laura Ferguson is an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California, the director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights and the director of research at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing health system and societal factors affecting he…
 
Elder Valerie Nicholson, of Mi’kmaq, Haida, Gypsy and English descent, is a storyteller and researcher, an advocate and an artivist. She works at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS as a co-principal investigator and community-based researcher, and brings her knowledge back to her communities. She is an HIV Older for the Weaving Our Wisdom (WO…
 
Dr. Ayden Scheim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. He is 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…
 
Dr Nitika Pant Pai is Associate Professor at McGill University’s Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology and a Physician Scientist at the MUHC Research Institute. She has been working in diagnostics for 20 years in the United States, Canada, South Africa, and India, with a focus on point of care diagnostics for HIV, Hepatitis C, H…
 
Dr. Amrita Daftary is an Assistant Professor of Global Health at York University and a social and behavioural global health researcher. Dr. Daftary examines health care seeking and caregiving practices for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. Her projects are based in a number of global settings, particularly South Africa, India, and Canada. Learn more about…
 
Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Professor of Epidemiology at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, has spent two decades investigating HIV. He implements innovative technology – mobile phones, tablets, text messaging, and online tools – into HIV and AIDS care and research. Find out more about Patrick's work at PRISM Health and learn more about his researc…
 
Dr. Julie Pulerwitz is the director of the Population Council’s HIV and AIDS program, where she provides leadership for a portfolio of research that generates evidence to inform HIV programs and policies around the world. Among her contributions, Dr. Pulerwitz is known for her conceptual and methodological work developing tools to measure power in …
 
Chris Beyrer MD, MPH, is the Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a Professor of Epidemiology, International Health, Health, Behavior and Society, and Nursing. He serves as Director of Johns Hopkins Training Program in HIV Epidemiology and Pr…
 
Dr. Daniel Buchman is a Bioethicist and Independent Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and an Affiliate Scientist in the Krembil Research …
 
Dr. Kenneth Mayer is Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; a Professor, Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard School of Public Health; and an Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Find out more about Dr. Mayer's work h…
 
Dr. Charlotte Loppie is a Mi’kmaq/French Acadian scholar. She is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy and the Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Dr. Loppie’s guiding principle is to be of service to Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations. To that end, she has made it her li…
 
Dr. Ina Park is an associate professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, Medical Consultant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, and Medical Director of the California Prevention Training Center. Check out her new book Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Scien…
 
Gareth Henry is the Executive Director of the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) with leadership roles in the non-profit and HIV sectors for almost twenty years. He has worked at Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), The 519 Church Street Community Centre and the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation (PWA). Gareth ha…
 
Dr. Marija Pantelic is a Lecturer in Public Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). Marija is an associate member of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University; member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for the AIDS Impact Conference; and member of the Technical Working Group of the Global Partnersh…
 
Marvelous Muchenje is a PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto and the Manager, Community Relations and Communications at ViiV Healthcare Canada. With a professional and activist background in sexual and reproductive rights, Marvelous is passionate about seeking social justice in all its forms by cha…
 
Dr. Judith Auerbach is an independent science, policy consultant, and Professor in the School of Medicine at UCSF. She recently served as Vice President, Research & Evaluation at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, where she was responsible for developing, leading, and managing research and evaluation-related activities. Dr. Auerbach has taught, pre…
 
Dr. Bernice A. Pescosolido is distinguished professor of Sociology at Indiana University and director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research. Pescosolido's research agenda addresses how social networks connect individuals to their communities and to institutional structures, providing the "wires" through which peoples attitud…
 
Dr. Emily Mendenhall is the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her books, Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV (2019, Cornell) and Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depressi…
 
Epidemiologist, physician and public health expert Dr. Mark Tyndall has dedicated his career to studying HIV, poverty, and drug use in multiple places around the world, starting with Nairobi, and now in Vancouver. An early advocate for harm reduction programs, Mark was at the forefront of North America’s first legally sanctioned supervised injectio…
 
Dr. Millicent Atujuna is a sociologist/population scientist with a focus on issues relating to social and behavioral aspects of health. Currently working as a social behavioral scientist at the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation, Millicent’s current research interests are on understanding the macro and micro factors that drive health-seeking behavior a…
 
Dr. Susan Sherman is a Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on improving the health of marginalized populations, particularly that of people who use drugs and sex workers. Dr. Sherman is interested in the structural drivers of health and r…
 
Dr. Dani Barrington is a Lecturer in the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health within the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Leeds and an Honorary Fellow within the School of Public Heal…
 
Dr. Andrea Gruneir is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She is an epidemiologist and her research focuses on the health care needs of older adults, in particular as related to the use of home and long-term care services. Find more about her research here and you can follow her on Twitter here.…
 
Trevor Stratton is a 55-year old, two-spirit citizen of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation near Toronto, Canada with mixed English and Ojibwe heritage. Diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he is now the Coordinator for the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA) for its host organization, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (…
 
Dr. Yohann White is a Family Physician and Workplace Wellness Consultant. Born in St. Ann and raised on Jamaica’s North Coast town of Ocho Rios, Yohann’s career has spanned academia, industry and public service. Yohann is Medical Director and Chief Innovation Officer at Para Caribe Consulting. He received his medical training at the University of t…
 
Matthew Bonn is the program coordinator of the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs, national board member with the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and is a knowledge translator for the Dr. Peters Centre. Matt was one of the cofounders of HaliFIX Overdose Prevention Society which implemented Atlantic Canada’s first Overdose Prev…
 
Dr. Kyle Ganson is an Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. His research focuses primarily on eating disorders and muscle-enhancing behaviors among the under-served and under-researched male population. You can learn more about Kyle's research here and find him on Twitter here. We talk about stig…
 
Dr. Julia Marcus, PhD, MPH is an infectious disease epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Adjunct Faculty at The Fenway Institute. Her research focuses on improving the implementation of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent new HI…
 
On this episode, Dr. Travis and I co-host to interview Dr. Lori Ross. Dr. Lori Ross is an Associate Professor in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Affiliate Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is the leader of the Re:se…
 
We have two podcast guests on this episode of stigma and im/migration. Dr. Shira Goldenberg is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and Director of Research Education at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity. Her research focuses on sexual and reproductive health among im/migrant and refugee women, and the imp…
 
Dr. Lisa Bowleg is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at GW. She is a leading scholar of intersectionality in behavioral and social science research. She is the Director of the DC CFAR's Social and Behavioral Sciences Core. Learn more about Dr. Bowleg's work here and follow her research here. We talk about Dr. Bowleg's work doc…
 
Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle is an Algonquin (Timiskaming First Nation) Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Angela is the Director of the Master of Public Health – Indigenous Health program, Director of the Collaborative …
 
Angelique Jenney, PhD, RSW, is an Assistant Professor and the Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Dr. Jenney has over 20 years’ experience in intervention and prevention services within the child protection, children’s mental health and violence against women sectors. D…
 
Professor Voisin has served as Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work since 2019. He holds the Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work. Prior to his appointment at the University of Toronto, he was Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago for two decades where he was a Faculty Affiliate at the Ce…
 
Dr. Kaitlin Schwan is Lead Researcher for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, and Director of Research for The Shift. Kaitlin teaches social policy at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Social Work, where she is appointed Assistant Professor, Status Only. She is also a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness…
 
Dr. Gillian Einstein is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto where she leads the Einstein Lab on Cognitive Neuroscience, Gender & Health. She is also the Founder of the Collaborative Specialization in Women’s Health at the University of Toronto, The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair of Women’s Brain Health and Agin…
 
Dr. Ramona Alaggia is a Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto where she is deeply engaged in examining gender based violence issues from the standpoint of survivors of child sexual abuse, sexual violence and intimate partner violence. She is an international speaker and her research contributes to developin…
 
This week's guest is Dr. Rob Stephenson, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, at the School of Nursing and Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, at the University of Michigan. He also directs The Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities. Rob's work focuses on the intersection betw…
 
Dr. Nadine Nakamura is a Professor of Psychology at the University of LaVerne and a licensed psychologist. She is committed to understanding the unique needs of multiple minorities, LGBT immigrants and asylum seekers, as well as LGBT international issues. Dr. Nakamura co-edited a book recently, alongside myself, published by the American Psychologi…
 
Dr. Stefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). He is the Key Populations Program Director at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at JHSPH. Stefan has also been involved in HIV epidemiology, prevention, and implement…
 
Dr. Alex Abramovich is an Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of LGBTQ2S youth homelessness. Learn more about Alex's work here and read some of his work here. We talk about the role of stigma in contributing to homelessness and mental health chall…
 
Yasmeen Persad is a trans activist who has been providing education and training around LGBT related issues for the past 10 years. Her experience ranges from working with trans youth, women living with HIV, sex workers and many diverse populations. She provides training to service providers around Trans community inclusion and support. Yasmeen has …
 
Tonia Poteat, PhD, PA-C, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as core faculty in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. Dr. Poteat’s research, teaching, and practice have focused on HIV and LGBT health disparities with particular attention to the health and well-being of transgender communities. Find more a…
 
Dr. Travis Salway is a social worker and social epidemiologist who tries to understand how and why queer people experience higher rates of mental distress (including suicide and anxiety) as compared with heterosexual people. He is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, where he is supported by the Michael Smith Founda…
 
Dr. Notisha Massaquoi is a highly respected expert in designing programs and services which aim to increase access to primary healthcare for racialized communities. During her lengthy career she has facilitated the development of several health organizations for Black communities in Canada including Africans in Partnership Against AIDS and the Afri…
 
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