Dr. Shira Goldenberg (she/her)

CGSHE Faculty Member

Dr. Shira Goldenberg (she/her) is a research scientist at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the San Diego State University School of Public Health. She holds adjunct roles at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences, and University of British Columbia Department of Medicine. From 2020-2022, she served a two year term as Director of Research Education at CGSHE as part of shared leadership model supporting development and launch of monthly academic rounds on gender equity and sexual health, the CGSHE Speaker Series, and other research training initiatives across UBC and SFU.

Dr. Goldenberg is a social epidemiologist and mixed-methods researcher focused on health equity, social justice, and migrant and women’s health. Her research aims to understand and develop strategies to address HIV, substance use and sexual and reproductive health inequities among underserved communities, with a focus on migration, gender and race-based inequities. Dr. Goldenberg has been invited to contribute to global and national policy initiatives and clinical guidelines pertaining to HIV and sexual health care for marginalized communities, including the United Nations Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 HIV Targets for Key Populations, and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) Guidelines on Optimizing HIV Care (Key Populations).

Dr. Goldenberg is the Principal Investigator of An Evaluation of Sex Worker’s Health Access (AESHA), an a ongoing NIDA-funded community-based cohort study examining the impacts of structural and system-level interventions on HIV/STI, overdose and related health and social inequities among sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. She is also Principal Investigator of the IRIS Project, is a mixed-methods evaluation of migrant women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care and COVID-19 care in BC, using administrative population-based data and qualitative interviews. She is @shira_golden on Twitter.