People

Lab Alumni

Former HIV Prevention Lab Graduate Students Dr. Amrita Ghai, PhD York University 2014 Amrita currently…
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Dr. Trevor Hart

Dr. Trevor A. Hart is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. Dr. Hart’s research in HIV prevention and care spans a wide variety of fields.
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Dr. Shayna Sparling

Shayna Sparling has a PhD in Applied Social Psychology, with a speciality in Health Psychology. Her research has primarily focused on sexual decision-making and sexual negotiation.
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Dr. Allison Kirschbaum

Allison earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Gender and Diversity, as well as a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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Farideh Tavangar

Farideh has joined the HIV Prevention Lab recently as a data analyst. She is responsible to provide statistical analysis support for research studies.
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Ammaar Kidwai

Ammaar’s research interests include the systemic, cultural, and social barriers faced by gay, bisexual, and other South East Asian men who have sex with men (SEAgbm).
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Graham Berlin

Graham’s current research examines the sexualized use of crystal methamphetamine among GBM – often referred to as party and play or chemsex – with a focus on psychosocial antecedents to crystal methamphetamine use.
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Nicole Elkington

Nicole is the HIV Prevention Lab Manager. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Brock University in 2019 where she majored in Psychology. She also graduated from University of Guelph in 2021 with a Masters in Family Relations and Human Development specializing in Human Sexuality. Her interests include project coordination, data analysis, and working in research related to sexual health and desire within intersectional populations.
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Abbie Parlette

Abbie Parlette is the Site Coordinator for Toronto’s Engage program. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University, where she majored in Biological Science and minored in Psychology.
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Antonnette Cappa

Antonnette Cappa (also known as Cappa) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Distinction from Western University in 2015. She has practised as a Registered Nurse for over 5 years and specializes in sexual and reproductive health.
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Terrence Zhang

Terrence Zhang is the Research Associate for Toronto’s Engage program. They will be graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto St. George campus in December 2020, where they double majored in Psychology and Sociology.
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Aaron Palachi

Aaron is a Volunteer Research Assistant for the HIV Prevention Lab. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University in 2019, where he majored in Psychology.
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Theo Quinn

Theo (he/they) is a Volunteer Research Assistant for the HIV Prevention Lab. They recently graduated from TMU with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Disability Studies and Criminology.
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