Last updated on August 24, 2012 @3:58 pm
Beth Clark is a doctoral candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program at UBC. They are supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc at SARAVYC, and have received a UBC Public Scholars Initiative Award to support their dissertation research in the area of ethics and trans youth hormone therapy initiation decision making. Beth has worked in the US and Canada in the fields of education, arts, and healthcare. They have presented on their clinical work and research across North America and recently presented at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Symposium in Amsterdam. They have worked with both Trans Care BC (Provincial Health Services Authority) and the Transgender Health Information Program (Vancouver Coastal Health), and are currently a volunteer with the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre in Vancouver. This range of experiences informs Beth’s research interest in health care ethics and in improving equitable access to care.
Mauricio received his B.A. in Psychology in 2011 and his M.A. in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MERM) in 2015. He is currently a PhD student in MERM program. His research interests include reliability and validity evidence, the use of item formats, scaling, structural equation modeling, and item response theory. Mauricio is also interested in psychological issues, such as subjective age and personality. He published his first study in 2008, which assessed physical health, stress, violence, risky sexual behaviour, and addiction. He currently works on a project related to governance transfer, documenting the use of tablets for survey data, and handling imputations for missing data.
Julia is a Master’s of Science student at the the University of British Columbia’ School of Population & Public Health. Previously, Julia completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Alberta as well as certification in Project Management. She has six years of health research experience and is well-versed in qualitative methods. Her research interests include: health equity, social determinants of health, community engagement, and knowledge translation and exchange.
Minjeong is a Master’s student in the Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology program at UBC. She works with SARAVYC as a research assistant focusing on quantitative analysis. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she has developed a research interest in application of quantitative and psychometric methods in education and social science. She also has experience in using software such as SPSS, R, STATA, and SAS. Her current research is proposing a new statistical method for investigating item bias in educational and psychological measure.
Max received their Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Ottawa. Max is currently working towards their Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing dual degree. In clinical practice, Max worked in youth mental health in Ottawa, and street nursing in Toronto. Their research interests include gender in population estimates of hidden homeless youth.
Melissa Moynihan has a BA Honours in Kinesiology from Western University, a BSc in Nursing from University of Toronto, and a MSN from UBC. Her thesis focused on revising a questionnaire to evaluate the readiness of youth with special healthcare needs to transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Melissa’s work has been featured at the AGM of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her research interests include quantitative methods, measurement development, and adolescent health. Melissa’s doctoral research will be focused on sexually exploited youth.