Migrant sex workers are often highly marginalized and disproportionately experience health and social inequities, including high prevalence of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and human rights violations. In recent years, research involving migrant sex workers has increased, yet many knowledge gaps remain regarding how best to protect research participant rights and welfare. Our objective was to identify key challenges and opportunities related to the responsible conduct of HIV research with migrant sex workers.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Enhancing the Ethical Conduct of HIV Research With Migrant Sex Workers: Human Rights, Policy, and Social Contextual Influences created by Shira M. Goldenberg, PhD and Kimberly Brouwer, PhD. in 2016.
PLOS ONE (The Public Library of Science)
May 9, 2016
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Shira M. Goldenberg, PhD
Shira Goldenberg, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and a Research Scientist with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) at Providence Health Care. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Goldenberg is the recipient of a prestigious Canada-U.S. Fulbright award and received her PhD in Public Health (Global Health) at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University (2011). Her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS focused on community-based HIV and sexual health equity research, prospective and mixed methods approaches, and ethical approaches to community-based HIV research.
Kimberly Brouwer, PhD.
Dr. Kimberly Brouwer is a professor and infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in applying both qualitative and quantitative methods to developing new approaches to public health challenges. A recurrent theme of her research has been to explore the effect of mobility and marginalization on transmission and diffusion of infectious diseases. She further explores the effect of environmental, structural, spatial, and social factors on access to preventive and medical services.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.
Social science researchers engaged in studies involving research participants who are highly marginalized and disproportionately subject to health and social inequities and those professionals providing mental health services to patients having similar life experiences. This content is written at the beginner level.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Identify and describe the key challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of HIV research with migrant sex workers.
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