The Research Team
DR. JEFFREY P. AGUINALDO (PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)
Dr. Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University. He completed his BA at York University and MA at Wilfrid Laurier University. He received his PhD in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
For 18 years, Dr. Aguinaldo has researched and taught in the field of HIV/AIDS and gay men’s health. From 2000-2007, he was a research assistant in the HIV Social, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Studies Unit and then became an Affiliated Member until its closing. In 2009, he was an invited participant to the 2nd Annual New Investigator Forum, Institute of Institute of Infection and Immunology III, Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
Throughout his research career, Dr. Aguinaldo has collaborated with community-based organisations to produce policy-relevant and service-oriented research. From 2007 to around 2009, he collaborated with the AIDS Committee of Toronto to develop and disseminate findings from the Party Drugs Study. From 2011 on, he has worked with Fifehouse Foundation and served as investigator on the Transitional Housing Study (CIHR), the Women, HIV, and Aging study (CIHR), and, currently, the Youth, HIV, and Housing Study (OHTN). For these projects, Dr. Aguinaldo delivered numerous capacity-building community workshops on qualitative data collection and analysis.
Past Research Assistants
Mina Ly, BA, MA
Rachel Meiorin, BA
Felicia Scavuzzo-Munro, BA