In this presentation, we will discuss two complementary research projects that explored contextual and health equity considerations shaping the ongoing implementation of GetCheckedOnline in British Columbia, and the potential for introducing in Ontario a GetCheckedOnline-like service for gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men.
Dr. Oralia Gómez-Ramírez, MA, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Online Sexual Health Services unit at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. She trained in sociocultural anthropology and, as an applied public health researcher, she specializes in implementation science, digital public health, health equity, and program evaluation. Dr. Gómez-Ramírez’s postdoctoral research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian HIV Trials Network, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
Dr. Kinnon Ross MacKinnon, MSW, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, York University. He completed doctoral and postdoctoral training at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. His program of research seeks to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) people by transforming healthcare policy, clinical practice, and education.