Research Technician

Claire is a Registered Nurse (Certified Practice: Contraceptive and STI Management) with a Master of Science in Nursing from UBC, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UBC and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta.  She began her nursing career as a Child and Youth Public Health nurse in 2011 and has continued to work in public health, sexual health, vaccine research, teaching and other related areas since then.  Claire’s Masters thesis was titled, “Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Access to Primary Health Care Services:  What Helps and What Gets in the Way?”  Claire joined the SARAVYC team in May 2013 and has welcomed the opportunity to be part of adolescent health research including everything from collecting data to participating in a systematic review to co-mentoring public health nurses as part of a VCHRI initiative.  Claire’s primary professional interests include adolescent health with a focus on at-risk/marginalized youth and how a public health approach can promote health amongst adolescents.