Meaghan Thumath

Clinical Practice Initiatives Lead HIV/AIDS
Degrees / Designations 

MScPH, BSN, RN

Email Address 
Phone 
6043148906
Mailing Address 
520 west 6th ave, Vancouver BC
LinkedIn 
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/meaghan-thumath-mph-bsn-rn/11/873/38a

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Adjunct Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Immune System
Other Areas of Research 
HIV/AIDS
Gender
Addiction
Reproductive Health
Public Health
Primary Care
Aboriginal Health
Pregnancy and Drug Use

Meaghan Thumath is a registered nurse and has been involved in HIV/AIDS work since 1994 with an expertise in gender, harm reduction and public health. She is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia where she teaches courses on HIV treatment, care and prevention and is currently the Clinical Practice Leader for HIV/AIDS with Vancouver Coastal Health.

Specialties
HIV/AIDS, Harm Reduction, Reproductive Health, Women and Drug Use

Current Projects 
  • STOP HIV/AIDS Project: a $48 million dollar provincial pilot to implement a Treatment as Prevention strategy in British Columbia.
  • ManCount surveyed Vancouver in 2008 to measure rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections affecting gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (OMSM). The Survey Team recruited 1,139 participants from bars, nightclubs, pubs, and cafes to complete a questionnaire & provide a finger-prick blood sample.
  • The Momentum Health Study is a new sexual health study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Greater Vancouver. Momentum aims to report new estimates of HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the region. The study supported by grants from the National Institute of Health and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.
Publications