Jen Goldberg (pronouns: they/she) is a queer Doctoral Candidate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and has a Master of Public Health in Family and Community Medicine with a Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health from the same school. Jen is a Registered Midwife who has practiced midwifery for 24 years in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Jen’s interests include sexual and reproductive health equity for queer, trans and nonbinary people, and critical qualitative and arts-based approaches to health research. They/she led a project that measured the attitudes of Ontario midwives towards sexual and gender minority people, and is a member of Re:searching for 2SLGBTQ+ Health, a research team team of LGBTQ+ and ally researchers who focus on understanding how 2SLGBTQAI+ people experience health and access health services.
Dr. Lori Ross (pronouns: she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. For more than a decade, Dr. Ross has led community-based research on health outcomes and experiences in partnership with 2SLGBTQAI+ communities from across Ontario. Dr. Ross’s research program is largely focused on understanding health disparities and service needs of communities that experience marginalization, and in particular, 2SLGBTQAI+ communities, in order to improve both services and access to those services for these communities. Dr Ross is Jen’s PhD supervisor.
Dr. Brenda Gladstone (pronouns: she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Dr. Gladstone is the Director of Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto. Dr. Gladstone has extensive experience and expertise in critical qualitative methodology, including narrative methodology and qualitative analysis, and researching with vulnerable populations. Dr. Gladstone is a member of Jen’s doctoral thesis committee.
Dr. Amaya Perez-Brumer (pronouns: she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Dr. Perez-Brumer has led international research examining the consequences of social marginalization, stigma, and exposure to violence for people of diverse genders and sexualities. Dr. Perez-Brumer integrates methods and theory from Sociology and Public Health. Dr. Perez-Brumer has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, and her work has been funded by the Social Science Health Research Council, Canadian Institute for Health Research, and the National Institute of Health (US). Dr. Perez-Brumer is a member of Jen’s doctoral thesis committee.
Angela Wang (pronouns: she/her) is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, studying Global Health, Psychology and Women & Gender Studies. Angela is nurturing a growing interest in research for women’s health and LGBTQ+ health, and is ecstatic to be part of the Re:searching for 2SLGBTQ+ Health team. In her spare time, you can find her watering her plants, hanging out with her cat, and walking around Toronto.