Josephine Wong

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Associate Professor Faculty of Community Services Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Toronto, Ontario jph.wong@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 556303

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Josephine Wong's program of research is underpinned by the principles of social justice and equity. She is committed to doing research “with” and “not for” the affected communities. She seeks to answer the “so what” question in all her research. Being mindful of the need and urgency to go beyond...

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Bio/Research

Josephine Wong's program of research is underpinned by the principles of social justice and equity. She is committed to doing research “with” and “not for” the affected communities. She seeks to answer the “so what” question in all her research. Being mindful of the need and urgency to go beyond understanding specific phenomena about health inequities, she works closely with the affected communities to develop socially innovative solutions that promote collective resilience and social change. Her areas of research include: social identities and health practices, migration, HIV, sexual health, and mental health in diasporic and transnational communities. She has led and is leading numerous intervention studies on stigma reduction in the Asian, Black and Latino diasporic communities in Canada as well as among university students in China. Her research is supported by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the Movember Foundation, and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she is developing PROTECH, or Pandemic Rapid-response Optimization To Enhance Community-resilience and Health.


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