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Dominic Beaulieu-Prévost was trained in psychology (Ph.D. Université de Montréal) and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Sexology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). His research projects mainly revolve around two axes: (a) Social and mental health issues related to sexual orientation, gender and victimization, and (b) Methodological challenges associated to the measurement and analysis of psychosocial factors. In these projects, a special focus is put on factors affecting resilience. His projects mainly involve population surveys. However, other methods are sometimes used, such as clinical trials, community research, surveys with convenience samples and interviews.
His fields of expertise can be summarized with the following keywords: victimization and mental health, gender and sexual orientation, social epidemiology and public health, quantitative methods and measurement issues, autobiographical memory.
Dr. Eisenberg is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Dr. Eisenberg earned her Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota. She has been honoured with a number of awards, including the Irvine McQuarrie Research Scholar Award (Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 2006); the Schochet GLBT Research Award (Office for Multicultural and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2006); and the New Investigator Award (Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2003).
Dr. Eisenberg teaches research methodology seminars in the interdisciplinary fellowship programs in the Division and provides individual mentoring for fellows on their research projects. She conducts adolescent health research with the Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, and her research focus is social influences on health behaviors of adolescents. Research interests include influences on adolescent sexual behaviors; health issues of gay, lesbian and bisexual youth; body image and weight control behaviors; and teasing and bullying.
Line Chamberland, PhD in sociology, is a professor at the Sexology Department of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She has conducted studies on various forms of social exclusion affecting sexual minorities, in particular in institutional contexts: education, workforce, health care, and social services. Her most recent research focuses on homophobia in schools and on its impact on sexual minority youth. This work has been conducted in consultation with the Quebec Association against homophobia in the schools and colleges, (Tables nationales de lutte à l’homophobie dans les réseaux scolaire et collegial), which includes the main actors in the field of education (ministry, school boards, unions, students, and parents).
Line Chamberland has taken over the direction of the Québec-based SVR research team, whose 2011-2015 program centers on the theme Sexual minority youth: Vulnerabilities, resilience, and intervention practices. This team includes close to twenty researchers and collaborators from 7 universities and colleges. Since November of 2011, Line Chamberland holds the Research Chair on Homophobia at UQAM, which was implemented through the 2011-2016 Government Action Plan against Homophobia. The Chair collaborates with institutional and community settings to develop and share knowledge on homophobia and on its impact on the health of sexual minorities, in addition to the elaboration and implementation of programs and initiatives aiming to decrease homophobia.
Gilbert Emond, Ph.D. (communications) is Associate Professor in Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University since 2005. He works on several projects around the themes of homophobia concerning gay men and their intersectionality condition, and in HIV prevention. Gilbert is an interdisciplinary scientist as his first degrees are in mathematics (B.Sc., M.Sc.) and business administration (D.A.). He teaches Sexuality in human relations and Human systems intervention. His works as statistician and scientist have been built around giving voice to vulnerable populations. His recent works with grass roots organisations clarified the importance to address homophobic insults in order to limit and keep control on homophobic hate acts in small milieus as high schools. He has been a significant actor in the creation of important research projects like the Omega Cohort (first implementation coordinator) and SPOT (co-applicant), two researches on HIV prevention in gay men and MSM (men having sex with men) contexts. His most recent researches deal with intersectional impacts of psychosocial conditions on gay men and their vulnerability to HIV.
Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan is Professor of Health Promotion and Head of the Health Promotion Division in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. Dr. Gahagan has been involved in the field of HIV/AIDS advocacy, activism and research for over two decades and has expertise in gender and health, health promotion, sexual heath, and measurement/evaluation.
A selection of Jacqueline’s current research projects includes an assessment of HIV/HCV prevention policies and programs for youth in Atlantic Canada, an investigation into access to cancer knowledge by QLB women and trans folk who have been diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer, and an international study of stigma and resilience associated with youth and homophobia.
Dr. Gahagan is a member of the editorial board for several peer-reviewed journals, including Health Care for Women International, and the Canadian Journal of Public Health. She is also a founding member of the Atlantic Interdisciplinary Research Network (AIRN), a member of the Ministerial Council on HIV/AIDS among others.
Dr. Carolyn Porta is an Associate Professor in the Population Health and Systems Cooperative in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, and adjunct faculty member in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health of the School of Public Health. Her clinical expertise includes adolescent health, public health nursing, and forensic nursing; she has been a sexual assault nurse examiner since 1996. Dr. Garcia is a mixed method researcher with emphasis on development and testing of preventive interventions tailored to the needs and preferences of adolescents and their families. Use of innovative technologies characterizes Dr. Porta’s work, including ecological momentary assessments via text messaging, mobile health applications, and photovoice. Dr. Porta teaches and conducts research that emphasizes physical and mental health promotion in the context of broader community and society, particularly for underserved and under resourced populations. She is currently involved in collaborative research across North America and Africa, addressing threats to health that range from lack of insurance and social stigmas to migration and zoonotic diseases.
In four consecutive national research projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Dr. André P. Grace has used qualitative methodology focused on explorations of the self, others, and culture to examine the positionalities and needs of students and teachers across sexual and gender minority differences. He has also studied educational interest groups in political analyses of their impacts on inclusion and accommodation of sexual and gender minorities in education and culture. Dr. Grace keeps his research and service in dynamic equilibrium. He is co-founder of Camp fYrefly, a summer leadership camp for sexual and gender minority youth, and he is national consultant on sexual and gender minority issues for the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. Dr. Grace has served as expert advisor to the Chief Public Health Officer’s Reports Unit on the State of Public Health in Canada for the 2011 and 2012 national reports. At the 2010 Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, University of Warwick, UK, Dr. Grace received the Ian Martin Award for Social Justice for his paper entitled Space Matters: Lifelong Learning, Sexual Minorities, and Realities of Adult Education as Social Education.
Dr. Sheila Marshall is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and associate faculty in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She received her B.A.Sc. in Family Studies, MSc. and Ph.D. in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on adolescent development in the relational contexts of family and peers. Particular research interests include examining the ways adolescents actively engage in their own development during interactions with parents and peers, and how adolescents’ construction of their social identities contribute to social and emotional well-being. Her research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Province of British Columbia. She is an associate editor with the Journal of Adolescence and on the editorial board of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Adolescent Research Review.
Dr. Tracey Peter is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Peter has published widely in the area of risk and protective factors among a diverse range of marginalized populations including: suicidality, trauma, educational inequality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth (LGBTQ). In addition to being a co-investigator on the CIHR project, Dr. Peter has been successful in obtaining other research grants, some of which include:
· Taylor, C. (Principal Investigator), Peter, T., Short, D. (Law, U of Manitoba), & Ristock, J. (Associate VP Research & Gender Studies, U of Manitoba) (Co-Investigators). National Survey of Canadian Teachers on Sexual and Gender Minority Inclusive Education, 2011-2014, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant, $138,063.
· Peter, T. (Principal Investigator), Taylor, C. & Chamberland, L. (Co-investigators). National survey of Canadian teachers on lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two spirit (LGBTQ) inclusive education. 2010-2011, SVR (Diversité Sexuelle et de Genre/Sexual and Gender Diversity), $6,000.
· Peter, T. (Principal Investigator), Chartier, M. (Co-Investigator). Towards flourishing: Improving the mental health among new mothers in the Manitoba Families First Home Visiting Program, 2010, Public Health Agency of Canada, $150,300.
· Taylor, C. (Principal Investigator), Peter, T. (Co-Investigator). First national climate survey on homophobia in Canadian schools, 2007-2010, Egale Canada, $40,000.
Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Professor of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research(www.cemcor.ca) is a clinician-scientist whose work is internationally recognized.
Her research and synthesis has shown the importance of progesterone as well as estrogen for women’s bone, heart and breast health and also that perimenopause is hormonally distinct from menopause, entailing higher rather than low or dropping estrogen levels.
She graduated with honours from Boston University School of Medicine 1969, is the author of Estrogen’s Storm Season–stories of perimenopause (Finalist in Health section, Independent Publisher’s Book Awards, 2006) and has recently co-authored The Estrogen Errors–Why Progesterone is better for Women’s Health (2009, Praeger, Conn).
Dr. Rose has been a full-time faculty member at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec since 2003. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences as well as in the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Sexuality. Prior to coming to Concordia, she taught in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University. Her research interests lie in parent/child relations and child development–primarily in gender and sexual identity development–with a current focus on sexual-minority youth. She studies both risk and resilience in sexual-minority youth, including individual and contextual factors such as victimization, depression, suicide, school attachment, and parental support. She has also written about Canadian family policy with a specific focus on same-sex marriage. In addition to teaching at the university level, Dr. Rose has taught in the public school system in BC. She is a Certified Family Life Educator.
Stephen T. Russell is a Professor of Human Development & Family Sciences and Director of SOGI: Health and Rights laboratory, University of Texas at Austin. He is a leading expert in LGBTQ youth research in schools and with families. Stephen conducts research on adolescent pregnancy and parenting, cultural influences on parent-adolescent relationships, and the health and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. He received a Wayne F. Placek Award from the American Psychological Foundation (2000), was a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar (2001-2006), a Distinguished Investigator of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2009-2011), a board member of the National Council on Family Relations (2005-2008), and was elected as a member of the International Academy of Sex Research in 2004. He is Past- President of the Society for Research on Adolescence, and currently chair of the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).
Dr. Catherine Taylor is Professor of Rhetoric and Communications and Professor and Director of Academic Programs in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. Her work on research ethics, LGBTQ wellbeing and LGBTQ-inclusive education has been published widely in scholarly books and in journals such as Canadian Aboriginal Journal of Community-based HIV/AIDS Research, Canadian Review of Sociology, Feminism and Psychology, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services and Journal of LGBT Youth. Dr. Taylor served as principal investigator in partnership with Egale Canada for the First National Climate Survey of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in Canadian Schools. She is one of five project leaders for the CIHR-funded national study (P.I. Elizabeth Saewyc, University of British Columbia) of school-based interventions to reduce stigma and promote resilience for LGBTQ youth. Dr Taylor is now lead researcher in partnership with Manitoba Teachers Society and Egale Canada on the “Every Teacher” project, a study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to explore Canadian teachers’ experiences of LGBTQ-inclusive education through surveys, interviews and focus groups, with the aim of systematically sharing teachers’ dispersed expertise and developing practice-based recommendations.
Dr. Robb Travers is an Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches in community psychology and health sciences.Before returning to academia, Robb worked in frontline LGBT and HIV/AIDS services for 15 years. Robb is a leader in the community-based research movement in Canada; he is involved in research partnerships that focus on social exclusion and the health and well-being of LGBT youth and trans communities (including Trans PULSE). Supported by a CIHR New Investigator Award (HIV/AIDS Population Health/Health Services), he is the Director of the Equity, Sexual Health and HIV Research Group at the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action at Laurier where he mentors students in collaborative, action-oriented research.
Dr. Kristopher Wells is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. His recent doctoral research, which focused on sex, sexual, and gender differences in K-12 education, received several national and provincial awards including a Killam Doctoral Fellowship, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship, Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize for Research, Alberta Teachers’ Association Doctoral Fellowship, and the Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism. Kris’ research and community service work has also been recognized with an Alberta Centennial Medal. With Dr. André P. Grace, he is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Camp fYrefly, which is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority youth. Kris has been a consultant to the Canadian Senate, Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Alberta Teachers’ Association, Alberta Government, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Public Schools, Public Health Agency of Canada, UNESCO, and the World Health Organization. Currently, Kris serves as the Book Review Editor for the International Journal of LGBT Youth (Taylor & Francis) and is a frequently invited national and international speaker on sexual and gender minority youth issues. His most recent co-authored publication is entitled, Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools: A Guide for Educators, published by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.