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Lab Alumni

Former HIV Prevention Lab Graduate Students Dr. Amrita Ghai, PhD York University 2014 Amrita currently works currently works as a clinical  psychologist at The Clinic on Dupont and at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Dr. Danielle Schwartz, PhD Ryerson University 2014…
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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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Samer Lazkani

Samer is the HIV Prevention Lab Manager. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto Scarborough in June 2017, where he majored in Psychology.
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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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Des Alexopuolos

Des recently joined as a Volunteer Research Assistant in May of 2021. Enrolled in the Psychology program at Ryerson, they will be completing their degree in the upcoming fall semester and is interested in pursuing graduate studies.
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