Who We Are
Olena Hankivsky
Dr. Olena Hankivsky is a Professor in the public Policy Program and Director of the Institute Intersectionality Research and Policy at SFU. She is also a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Senior Scholar in Population Health and a CIHR-IGH Mid-Career Research Chair in New Perspectives on Sex/Gender, Diversity, and Health Reform. Olena specializes in public policy and political theory and has a particular interest in gender and health policy.
Olivier Ferlatte
Research Associate
Olivier is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. He is an active member of the gay men's movement in British Columbia through his health promotion and research work with various community-based and governmental organizations. Olivier is Research Education Director at the Community-based Research Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of gay men's health through participatory action research. He held a CIHR Doctoral Training Fellowship at the IIRP in 2010-2011.
Daniel Grace
Research Associate

Daniel Grace has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Victoria, British Columbia (2012). Trained in institutional ethnography by Dorothy E. Smith, his ongoing research interests include global health, HIV/AIDS, legislative reform processes and social inequality. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine as part of a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) funded multidisciplinary investigation exploring the use of new HIV testing technologies for the early detection and response among gay men in BC. Daniel has held a number of scholarships and fellowships to support his research including, a Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (2007-2010), a Global Health Fellowship through Duke University (2010) and a CIHR Doctoral Training Fellowship held at the IIRP, Simon Fraser University (2010-2012).

Rodney Hunt
Research Associate
Rodney Hunt is a lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences and a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Simon Fraser University. His ongoing research interests include the study of sex and gender in medicine, sex and gender variance, and social inequities and health. He teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels on the social determinants of health and theorizing health inequities. For his doctoral research, Rodney is exploring conceptualizations of sex and gender influencing parent and clinician decisions about the medical management of intersex children. His research has been supported by a number of scholarships and awards, including a C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship at SFU (2006), a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2007-2010) and a Research Trainee Senior Graduate Studentship from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2007-2008).
Gemma Hunting
Research Trainee

Gemma is a PhD candidate in the Special Arrangements Programme at SFU. Gemma’s research focuses on the application of intersectionality and postcolonial theory to health research, policy, and practices addressing substance use. She has a particular interest in how various axes of identity such as gender, ‘race’, and culture, as well as health inequities more broadly, are framed within dominant health and social discourses. Her current research interrogates how policies addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder shape and respond to women's experiences of substance use. Gemma currently holds a CIHR trainee fellowship at the IIRP.

Setareh Rouhani
Research Trainee
Setareh has an MSc in Healthcare and Epidemiology, and is a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Her research aims to understand the multifaceted interactions between gender/sex, migration, culture, socio-economic status and health outcomes of immigrant and refugee populations in Canada. The ultimate goal of this work is to intervene in the pathways of modifiable risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in a framework that acknowledges migration factors, cultural and gendered/sex differences while respecting the needs and values of this population. Setareh currently holds a CIHR trainee fellowship at the Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy.
Anastasiya Salnykova
Research Associate

Anastasiya Salnykova is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She also holds MA degrees in Nationalism from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and Political Science from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada), as well as a BA degree in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). Ms. Salnykova’s research interests are in post-communist democratization and political theory, with the focus on ethnic relations, institutional design, deliberative democracy, gender and health. The topic of her doctoral dissertation research is “Deliberative Effects of Electoral Systems, Crucial Events and Elite Discourses in Ukraine.” She has co-authored such academic papers as “Gender Mainstreaming in post-Soviet Ukraine: Application and Applicability” (Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics) and “National Identity of Ukrainians: Dilemma of Cultural and Socio-Political” (in Ukrainian) published in Political Management No. 2 (2003). Ms. Salnykova is also a co-editor of “Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine” edited volume (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

Anna Vorobyova
Research Assistant
Anna received an MA degree (2009) from Simon Fraser University and a BA honours degree (2005) from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine) in Political Science. Anna will be joining the Master's Program in Public Policy at Simon Fraser University in the Fall of 2011. She has mostly concentrated her studies and work experience in the subjects of post-communist transition, immigration and health care policy. She worked in Ukraine, the USA, and Canada with members of academic community, a variety of NGOs, elected officials, and public servants. Anna is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English.

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