Brittany Barker

Brittany Barker, MPP, is a Research Assistant with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program at the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation work seeks to assess the public health impacts of aging out of the child welfare system among street-involved youth in Vancouver, with the hopes of informing future policy for the child welfare system in BC. In her position with the BCCSU, Brittany works closely with the At-Risk Youth Study. She has been with the BCCSU since before she completed her Master’s degree at the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University. As part of her work, she has traveled to national and international conferences to present her research; mentored students through the paper-writing process; and engaged in grant writing, community presentations, and other knowledge translation efforts. Brittany’s work is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award