Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity, Simon Fraser University
Shira Goldenberg, PhD, is a research scientist with the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative, an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences, and adjunct faculty at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Goldenberg received her PhD in Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, where she specialized in global health with support from the Canada-US Fulbright Program. Her research aims to improve sexual health and access to healthcare for marginalized populations, including migrants, sex workers, and women living with HIV in Canada, Latin America, and other international settings. Dr. Goldenberg's research employs qualitative, mixed-methods, social epidemiological, and spatial and community-based research approaches. She is passionate about conducting community-based research to reduce health and social inequities faced by marginalized communities. Her work is informed by advisory support and partnerships with sex work, HIV prevention, and women's organizations in the communities where she works (e.g., Vancouver, Guatemala). Currently, Dr. Goldenberg's research largely focuses on the unique health, safety, and human rights issues faced by migrants and refugees, and internally displaced sex workers and women living with HIV who often experience intense barriers to health access due to criminalization, stigma, social isolation, and language barriers.
Friday, November 16
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM