The Youth Health Research Program is a qualitative research program co-led by Dr. Danya Fast and Dr. Rod Knight. Together, their program of research focuses on how contexts and patterns of substance use are influenced by the social and structural conditions in which youth live. Dr. Fast’s ethnographic research focuses on substance use, treatment, and care trajectories among highly marginalized youth. Dr. Knight’s research focuses on identifying how interventions can be implemented and adapted to improve substance use and sexual health outcomes and experiences for youth, including a stream of work involving Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and other youth (2SLGBTQI+) and a stream with young men and masculine-identified folks.

Dr. Fast and Dr. Knight are both actively recruiting masters and PhD students, as well as Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. Trainees interested in working with Dr. Fast ([email protected]) or Dr. Knight ([email protected] ) should contact them directly.

For more information, please contact Cathy Chabot, Research Manager, at [email protected].

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