MSc, PhD

Andrea Krüsi MPH, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and a Research Associate with the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Krüsi’s research focuses on how intersecting social and structural contexts, including laws and policies, shape the health and wellbeing of marginalized women. Dr. Krüsi’s doctoral research focused on how prohibitive sex work laws and sex work related stigma shape experiences of violence and poor health among primarily street-based sex workers in Metro Vancouver. Currently, Dr. Krüsi is the Co-Principal investigator for a CIHR-funded knowledge synthesis grant on ‘Women, HIV and the Law’. This work seeks to examine the gendered impact and potential unintended consequences of a federal law that criminalizes HIV non-disclosure. Dr. Krüsi also remains committed to evaluate the impact of the new sex work legislation, which was implemented in Canada in December 2014, on the health and safety of sex workers. Her work is supported by a Canadian Institutes for Health Research and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Awards
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Krüsi A, Kerr T, Taylor C, Rhodes T, & Shannon K. ‘They won’t change it back in their heads that we are trash. The intersection between sex work related stigma and evolving policing strategies. Sociology of Health and Illness. in press.

Goldenberg S, Duff P, Krüsi A. Work Environments And HIV Prevention: A Qualitative Review And Meta-Synthesis Of Sex Worker Narratives, BMC Public Health. 2015 15,1 : 1.

Lyons, T., Shannon, K., Pierre, L., Small, W., Krüsi, A., & Kerr, T. A qualitative study of transgender individuals’ experiences in residential addiction treatment settings: stigma and inclusivity. Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy, 2015, 10(1), 17.

Lyons, T., Krüsi, A., Pierre, L., Kerr, T., Small, W., & Shannon, K. Negotiating Violence in the Context of Transphobia and Criminalization The Experiences of Trans Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada. Qualitative health research. 2015 Oct 28:1049732315613311.

Anderson S, Jia J, Liu V, Chettiar J, ,Krüsi A , Maher L & Shannon K. Violence prevention and municipal licensing of indoor sex work venues in the Greater Vancouver Area: Narratives of Sex Workers, Managers and Business Owners. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 2015, 17(7), pp.825-841.

Krüsi A, Pacey K, Bird L, Taylor C, Chettiar J, Allan S, Kerr, T, Montaner, JS, Shannon, K. Criminalisation of clients: reproducing vulnerabilities for violence and poor health among street-based sex workers in Canada—a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 2014; 4: e0051191

Krüsi A, Chettiar J, Ridgway A, Abbott, J, Strathdee, S & Shannon, K. Negotiating safety & sexual risk reduction with clients in unsanctioned quasi-brothels: a qualitative evaluation. American Journal of Public Health. 2012; 102(6), 1154-9

Small W, Krüsi A, Evan W, Montanter J, Kerr T. Street-level policing in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Canada, during the 2010 winter Olympics. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2012; 23(2): 128-133

Milloy MJ, Kerr T, Buxton J, Rhodes T, Krüsi A, Guillemi S, Hogg R, Montaner J, Wood E. Social and environmental predictors of Plasma HIV RNA Rebound among injection drug users treated with antiretroviral therapy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. 2012; 59(4):393-399.

Krüsi A, Milloy MJ, Kerr T, Zhang R, Guillemi S, Hogg R, Montaner J, Wood E. Ongoing drug use and outcomes from highly active antiretroviral therapy among injection drug users in a Canadian setting. Antiviral Therapy. 2010; 15(5): 789-796.

Krüsi A, Wood E, Montaner J, Kerr T. Social and structural determinants of HAART access and adherence among injection drug users. International Journal of Drug Policy, 2010; 21(1): 4-9.

Krüsi, A., Fast, D., Small, W., Wood, E. & Kerr T. Social and structural barriers to housing among street-involved youth. Health & Social Care in the Community, 2010; 18(3): 282-288.

Fast, D., Small, W., Krüsi, A., Wood, E. & Kerr T. ‘I guess my own fancy screwed me over’: transitions in drug use and the context of choice among young people entrenched in an open drug scene. BMC Public Health, 2010;10: 126

Krüsi, A., Small, W., Wood, E. & Kerr, T. An integrated supervised injecting program within a care facility for HIV-positive individuals: A qualitative evaluation. AIDS Care, 2009;21(5):638-44.

Small W, Fast D, Krüsi A, Wood E, Kerr T. Social influences upon injection initiation among street-involved youth in Vancouver, Canada: A qualitative study. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 2009; 4(1): 8.

Vallee-Tourangeau, F., & Krüsi, A. The impact of external representation in a rule discovery task. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 2005, 17, 820-834.

SPPH 527 Introduction to the Determinants of Health (co-taught with Prof. Shoveller)