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Dr. Kate Shannon (she/her)

CGSHE Faculty Member

Dr. Kate Shannon, PhD, MPH (Global Health) is an Affiliate Senior Research Scientist. She previously served a 5-year term as Executive Director of CGSHE (2018-2022), alongside Associate Directors Drs. Jill Chettiar and Jean Shoveller and inaugural Director of Indigenous Research, Dr. Brittany Bingham. In 2023, she returned to her full-time role as a Professor of Social Medicine and Associate Faculty in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, where she continues to collaborate.

At UBC, she holds a Canada Research Chair in Gender Equity, Sexual Health and Global Policy at UBC and a CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair in Gender-Transformative Sexual Health aimed at advancing more equitable and inclusive sexual health research, policy, and practice in Canada.