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Stefanie Machado (she/her)

PhD Student/Research Associate

Stefanie Machado (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and a Research Associate at CGSHE. Stefanie’s doctoral research focuses on intersectional determinants of im/migrant women’s sexual and reproductive health access during COVID-19 and beyond. During her BSc and MPH, she explored im/migrant healthcare access globally and in Canada, focusing on the experiences of international students and women with precarious status. Stefanie has supported the IRIS Study (Evaluating Inequities in Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Sexual Health Access) since May 2018, when she joined CGSHE as an MPH Practicum Student. Her interests in im/migrant health and rights stem from her background as a South Asian im/migrant woman born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. Stefanie has completed internships in health promotion and global public health at the Island Sexual Health Society, Health Promotion Canada, and CGSHE/ University of California. At the federal level, Stefanie is a representative of the first Youth Advisory Group of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Locally she sits on the Board of the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society.