Jen (she/they) is a PhD student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at 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’s research interests include sexual and reproductive health equity for queer, trans and nonbinary people. Jen is currently the Primary Investigator on a survey research project to explore the attitudes of Ontario midwives towards sexual and gender minority people.
Jen’s PhD research uses narrative inquiry to understand whether/how the narratives within the stories of queer, trans and nonbinary people who have used midwifery services in Ontario have been shaped by broader hetero- and cis-normative discourses.
Jen is a member of Re:searching for 2SLGBTQ+ Health, a team of LGBTQ and ally community-based researchers in Toronto who examine how 2SLGBTQ+ people experience health and health care services.