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Name Supervisor Research Interests

Katie MacEntee

Paula Braitstein Dr. MacEntee’s research focuses on the use of participatory visual methodologies to address HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence, LGBTQ2S youth homeless and for the study of sexual and reproductive health. She is the postdoctoral fellow on the CIHR funded project “Adapting and Scaling-up “Peer Navigators” to Targeted Populations of Street-Involved Youth in Canada and Kenya to Increase Linkage to HIV Prevention, Testing and Treatment”, which is studying the adaptation and scale up of peer outreach workers to support youth who are experiencing housing insecurity in Canada and Kenya to access HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. Katie is also working with Dr. Sarah Flicker, at York University, on the the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and SSHRC funded study, Celling Sex, which is using cellphilms (participatory video made using a cellphone) to investigate young women experiences of transactional sex in Toronto, Canada.

Sandra Juutilainen

Suzanne Stewart

Angela Mashford-Pringle

Dr. Sandra Juutilainen is a member of Oneida Nation of the Thames and also of Finnish Canadian heritage. She is a postdoctoral fellow at Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the DLSPH. She is working alongside Dr. Melanie Jeffrey on a mixed methods study: ‘Indigenous populations and spinal cord injury: utilizing an Indigenous lens to establish meaningful data’. Her focus is on the qualitative component of the study. Funding support for this study received from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute. Sandra has experience working in the area of Indigenous health with First Nations at the community, provincial and federal level in Canada and with Sami communities in the Nordic countries. She currently holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment at the University of Waterloo.

Mark Gaspar

Daniel Grace Dr. Mark Gaspar is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the DLSPH, working on three national gay men’s health and HIV-related studies. His specializations are in sociological theory and qualitative research methods. He examines health inequalities affecting sexual and gender minorities, with concentrations in sexual health, HIV, HPV, blood-donation policy, and mental health. His research investigates how biomedicine has influenced our understanding of the fundamental causes of social inequalities, focusing on how it operates as a dominant frame for organizing health research and advocacy for marginalized communities.

Merrick Pilling

Lori Ross Merrick Pilling is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Lori Ross on the Peers Examining Experiences in Research (PEERS) study, which examines peer involvement in community based research. His doctoral research used qualitative approaches to examine the impact of the biomedical model of mental illness on the lives of LGBTQ who experience mental distress. In general, his work employs intersectional, Mad Studies approaches to understanding mental distress.

Martine Shareck

Blake Poland Martine Shareck is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Trained in public health, social epidemiology and health geography, she is broadly interested in the socio-spatial determinants of urban health and in uncovering how to create more equitable and sustainable cities. She has 10 years of experience researching neighbourhood and activity space effects on the health practices of young people, such as smoking and diet, and social inequities thereof. Martine is currently involved in three mixed-methods intervention evaluation studies, one of which is based at DLSPH and is a community-based evaluation of built environment interventions implemented in two socially and ethnically-diverse tower neighbourhoods in Toronto.

Frances Morton-Chang


Whitney Berta Health Policy
Healthcare Management
Health and Aging
Home and Community Care
Integrated Community Based Primary Healthcare
Long-term Care
Social Determinants of Health
Environmental Design and Dementia

Allie Peckham

Gregory Marchildon Dr. Peckham is a trained social worker, the senior research officer at the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policy, and restricted graduate faculty member at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Dr. Peckham is a health services researcher who uses a variety of methods to conduct comparative policy analysis and explore health system design. Dr. Peckham’s research draws heavily from critical theories and explores the impact that formal systems and policies can have on the development and sustainability of formal and informal care networks.

Kelly Holloway

Fiona A. Miller Dr. Holloway is a medical sociologist with interdisciplinary training in feminist theory and political economy. Her doctoral work in Sociology at York University explored pharmaceutical industry influence in medical education in the United States and Canada. Following this, she did a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University studying emerging health researchers and the commercialization of academic science. In her current post-doctoral work at IHPME she is studying the political economy of molecular diagnostics with Dr. Fiona Miller.