Sarah Moreheart (she/her)
PhD student/Research Associate
Sarah Moreheart (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, supervised by Dr. Shira Goldenberg. Her PhD project is nested within the AESHA project and will be focused on evaluating innovative and low-threshold health and social support models for sex workers. Sarah previously worked as the Research Coordinator for the AESHA and SHAWNA projects, overseeing the day-to-day research operations of the research cohort teams. Prior to her work with the CGHSE, Sarah worked in and then managed a transitional housing program for women in the DTES for a decade. The housing program was the first supportive housing program for at-risk women in Canada that screened women in, not out of the program based on the complexities of their needs, and the residents represent the most marginalized members of the community. Sarah has supported the rights of sex workers for over a decade and had the honour to be present in 2013 at the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the arguments on why the laws were unconstitutional and results in a risk of serious harm and death to marginalized women. Sarah’s previous experience with peer-led initiatives, working with experiential staff, and supporting the human rights of sex workers is in alignment with the values and aims of research unfolding at the CGHSE. Outside of the amazing CGSHE work and team, Sarah can be found buried in a book, doing puzzles, or exploring online cat videos.