Director, Indigenous Research Vancouver Coastal Health Aboriginal Health Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity
Brittany (she/her/hers) is shíshálh (Sechelt) mixed ancestry and proud mom to two beautiful children. Brittany obtained her MPH and PhD in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University. She is an Assistant Professor of Social Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, Director of Indigenous Research at Vancouver Coastal Health Aboriginal Health and the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE). She has worked in various capacities in research with Indigenous communities and policy for over 15 years. She is passionate about community-driven research, Indigenous research methods, health equity, Indigenous women’s health, housing and homelessness, cultural safety and reconciliation. Brittany’s research currently has a focus on conducting community driven studies that can inform action on the MMIWG calls to justice. Brittany has previously served as a board member for the Public Health Association of BC, Mom2Mom and the Combining our Strength Council at the Minerva Foundation. Brittany is a passionate advocate for Indigenous youth and children’s rights. In her spare time she loves to be near the ocean or in the forest with her family exploring the BC coast.