BSc, MA, PhD

Jeannie Shoveller, PhD, is a Professor at UBC’s School of Population & Public Health and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is also a Research Associate and the former Director of Epidemiology & Population Health and the Drug Treatment Program with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE). In addition, Prof. Shoveller is the founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Youth Sexual Health Team, which includes interdisciplinary faculty, research staff, and students from universities across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and South America.

To date, Prof. Shoveller has served as Principal Investigator on more than 30 studies (PI on $7.2+M), with more than 180 peer-reviewed publications. Her research addresses social inequalities in health. Her work on HIV, addictions, mental health, gender-based violence as well as adolescent health is widely cited. Prof. Shoveller has supervised the training of more than 70 Doctoral and Master’s students as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows from 12 countries.

In 2015, Prof. Shoveller was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences as an “outstanding public health scholar whose leadership and vision has contributed to system change nationally and internationally”. Prof. Shoveller has held a number of other prestigious career awards. From 2008-13, she held an Applied Public Health Chair, awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Prof. Shoveller also held a Senior Scholar career award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR 2007-2012). Between 2000-2007, she held two career awards simultaneously: Scholar Award from the MSFHR and Scientist Award from the National Cancer Institute of Canada.

Prof. Shoveller works extensively abroad (Brazil, France, UK) and has been an International Visiting Professor at many prestigious universities. She is appointed as a Research & Innovation Expert for the European Commission. She currently chairs an international peer-review panel at l’Institut National du Cancer, France. She has served on several peer-review panels at CIHR, including the CIHR Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship, CIHR Operating Grant & Project Scheme panels, in addition to chairing and serving on many funding review panels in the US, UK and France. Closer to home, she was a member of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Appointments, Re-Appointments, Promotion & Tenure Committee for several years.

Prof. Shoveller has served in several executive leadership capacities. Most recently, she was the Director of the Epidemiology and Population Health and the Director of the Drug Treatment Program, both located at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE). As a Research Associate with the BCCfE, Prof. Shoveller works closely with scientists, clinician leaders, and senior decision makers in BC, Canada, and internationally. She interacts regularly with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the BC Ministry of Health, the BC Centre for Disease Control, as well as the First Nations Health Authority and other Health Authorities. Her influential scientific contributions regarding the sexual and reproductive rights of young LGBTQ2-S people also provided a solid empirical foundation from which to co-found UBC’s CampOUT! program, a popular leadership development program for LGBTQ2-S youth.

As Chair of the Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada, she led a Pan-Canadian network of 20+ government agencies, researchers, research funding organizations, non-government organizations, and health charities to establish a national and international research agenda on population health intervention. To address Canada’s need for highly-qualified personnel in this area, Prof. Shoveller and Prof. Louise Potvin (Université de Montréal) led a bilingual, CIHR-funded Strategic Training Initiative for Health Research on Population Health Intervention Research.

Prof. Shoveller also has served in several other leadership and expert advisor roles, including: Director of UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and an 8-year appointment as a member of the CIHR-IPPH Advisory Board.

Professor Shoveller’s research is widely cited and her publications are influential in several areas, including HIV, addictions, mental health, gender-based violence as well as adolescent sexual and reproductive health. To date, Prof. Shoveller has published more than 180 peer-reviewed publications. See below for selected publications since 2015. Note: For publications prior to 2015, please see PubMed.


Legend for Publication List

[PA] Principal author of manuscript
[CA] Contributing author to analysis and/or writing of manuscript
[SA] Senior author and principal investigator of operating grant upon which the manuscript was based
Students and Post-Docs under the supervision of Prof. Shoveller are underlined

  • Nunn A, Crutzen, Haag D, Chabot C, Carson A, Ogilvie G, Shoveller JA, Gilbert M, Eysenbach G. Examining e-loyalty in an online sexual health promotion intervention. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. Accepted September [CA]
  • Knight R, Karamouzian M, Salway T, Gilbert M, Shoveller JA. Online interventions to address HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections among young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: A systematic review. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Accepted October [SA]
  • Lima VD, St-Jean M, Rozada I, Shoveller JA, Nosyk B, Hogg RS, Sereda P, Barrios R,Montaner JSG. Progress Towards the United Nations 90-90-90 and 95-95-95 Targets: The Experience in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Accepted September doi: 10.1002/jia2.25011. [CA]
  • Rocheleau GL, Villalobos C, Oliveira N, Brumme Z, Rusch M, Shoveller JA, Brumme C, Harrigan R. Sociodemographic correlates of HIV drug resistance and access to drug resistance testing in British Columbia, Canada. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(9): e doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188448. [CA]
  • Olding M, Enns B, Panagiotoglou D, Shoveller JA, Harrigan PR, Barrios R, Kerr T. Montaner JSG, Nosyk B. A historical review of HIV prevention and care initiatives in British Columbia, Canada: 1996-2015. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2017;7(1):21941. doi: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21941. [CA]
  • Islam N, Krajden M, Shoveller JA, Gustafson P, Gilbert M, Wong J, Tyndall MW, Janjua NZ. Hepatitis C cross-genotype immunity and implications for vaccine development. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1):12326. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10190-8. [CA]
  • Karamouzian M, Knight R, Davis W, Gilbert M, Shoveller JA. Stigma Associated with STI Testing in an Online Testing Environment: Examining the Perspectives of Youth in Vancouver, Canada. Sexual Health. Epub 1 September doi: 10.1071/SH17089. [SA]
  • Socias ME, Nosova E, Kerr T, Hayashi K, Harrigan R, Shoveller JA, Montaner JSG, Milloy M-J. Patterns of Transmitted Drug Resistance and Virological Response to First-line Antiretroviral Treatment Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected People Who Use Illicit drugs in a Canadian Setting. Clinical Infectious Diseases. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix [CA]
  • Rocheleau G, Brumme C, Shoveller JA, Lima VD, Harrigan R. Longitudinal Trends of HIV drug Resistance in a large Canadian Cohort: 1996-2006. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Epub 23 June doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.06.014. [CA]
  • Thomson K, Guhn M, Richardson C, Ark T, Shoveller JA. Profiles of children’s social-emotional health at school entry and associated income, gender, and language inequalities: a cross-sectional population-based study in British Columbia, Canada. BMJ Open. 2017;7:e doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015353. [SA]
  • Thomson K, Guhn M, Richardson C, Shoveller JA. Associations between Household Educational Attainment and Adolescent Positive Mental Health in Canada. Social Science in Medicine - Population Health. 2017;3:403-410. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.04.005. [SA]
  • Karamouzian M, Shoveller JA, Dong H, Kerr T, Gilbert M, DeBeck K. Perceived Devaluation and STI Testing Uptake among a Cohort of Street-involved Youth in a Canadian Setting. Archives of Sexual Behaviour. Epub 22 June doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1002-9. [CA]
  • Knight R, Fast D, DeBeck K, Shoveller JA, Small W. “Getting out of downtown”: A longitudinal study of how street-entrenched youth attempt to exit an inner city drug scene. BMC Public Health. 2017 May 2;17(1):376 doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4313-9. [CA]
  • Ng C, Haines-Saah R, Knight R, Shoveller JA, Johnson J. “It’s not my business”: Exploring heteronormativity in young people’s discourses about LGBTQ issues and their implications for youth health and wellbeing. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. Epub 20 June doi: 10.1177/1363459317715776. [CA]
  • Nosyk B, Zang X, Min JE, Krebs E, Lima VD, Milloy M-J, Shoveller JA, Barrios R, Harrigan PR, Kerr T, Wood E, Montaner JSG. Relative effects of antiretroviral therapy and harm reduction initiatives on HIV incidence in British Columbia, Canada, 1996-2013: a modelling study. The Lancet HIV, Epub 30 March doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30045-0. [CA]
  • Hategeka C, Shoveller JA, Tuyisenge L, Lynd LD. Assessing process of paediatric care in a resource-limited setting: a cross sectional audit of district hospitals in Rwanda. Paediatrics and International Child Health, Epub 27 March doi: 10.1080/20469047.2017.1303017. [CA]
  • Sou J, Goldenberg SM, Duff P, Nguyen P, Shoveller JA, Shannon K. Recent im/migration to Canada linked to unmet health needs among sex workers in Vancouver, Canada: Findings of a longitudinal study. Health Care for Women International. 2017;38(5):492-506. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1296842. [CA]
  • Hategeka C, Shoveller JA, Tuyisenge L, Kenyon C, Cechetto DF, Lynd LD. Pediatric emergency care capacity in a low-resource setting: an assessment of district hospitals in Rwanda. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(3): e doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173233. [CA]
  • Hogg RS, Eyawo O, Collins AB, Zhang W, Jabbari S, Hull M, Lima VD, Ahmed T, Kendall CE, Althoff KN, Justice AC, Barrios R, Shoveller JA, Montaner JS. Health-adjusted life expectancy in HIV-positive and HIV-negative men and women in British Columbia, Canada: a population-based observational cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2017;4(6):e270-e doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30029-2. [CA]
  • Socias ME, Wood E, McNeil R, Kerr T, Dong H, Shoveller JA, Montaner J, Milloy M-J. Unintended impacts of regulatory changes in British Columbia Methadone Maintenance Program on addiction and HIV-related outcomes: An interrupted time series analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2017; 45:1-8. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.03.008. [CA]
  • Lake S, Kerr T, Capler R, Shoveller JA, Montaner J, Milloy M-J. High-intensity cannabis use and HIV clinical outcomes among HIV-positive people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2017; 42:63-70. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.02.009. [CA]
  • Eyawo O, Franco-Villalobos C, Hull M, Nohpal A, Samji H, Sereda P, Lima V, Shoveller JA, Moore D, Montaner J, Hogg R. Changes in mortality rates and causes of death in a population-based cohort living with and without HIV from 1996 to BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017;17(1):174. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2254-7. [CA]
  • Greyson D, OBrien H, Shoveller JA. Information World Mapping: A Participatory Arts-Based Elicitation Method for Information Behavior Interviews. Library and Information Science Research. 2017;39(2):149-157. doi: 10.1016/j.lisr.2017.03.003. [SA]
  • Gilbert M, Salway T, Haag D, Fairley CK, Wong J, Grennan T, Uddin Z, Buchner CS, Wong T, Krajden M, Tyndall M, Shoveller JA, Ogilvie G. Use of GetCheckedOnline, a comprehensive internet-based testing service for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in Vancouver, British Columbia. JMIR Publications. 2017;5(3):e doi: 10.2196/jmir.7097. [SA]
  • Patterson S, Kaida A, Ogilvie G, Hogg R, Nicholson V, Dobrer S, Kerr T, Shoveller JA, Montaner J, Milloy M-J. Awareness and understanding of HIV non-disclosure law among people living with HIV who use illicit drugs in a Canadian setting. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2017;43:113-121. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.02.003. [CA]
  • Nosyk B, Zang X, Min JE, Krebs E, Lima VD, Milloy M-J, Shoveller JA, Barrios R, Harrigan PR, Kerr T, Wood E, Montaner JSG. Relative effects of antiretroviral therapy and harm reduction initiatives on HIV incidence in British Columbia, Canada, 1996-2013: A modeling study. Lancet HIV. 2017 4(7):e303-e doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30045-0. [CA]
  • Fast D, Kerr T, Shoveller JA. The material, moral and affective worlds of dealing and crime among young men entrenched in an inner city drug scene. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2017;44:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.01.003. [CA]
  • Socías ME, Ti L, Dong H, Shoveller JA, Kerr T, Montaner J, Milloy MJ. High prevalence of willingness to use direct-acting antiviral-based regimens for HCV infection among HIV/HCV co-infected people who use drugs. HIV Medicine. 2017;18(9):647-654. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12501 [CA]
  • Gonçalves TR, Faria ER, Carvalho FT, Piccinini CA, Shoveller JA. Behavioral interventions to promote condom use among women living with HIV: a systematic review update. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. 2016;33(1): e doi: 10.1590/0102-311x00202515. [SA]
  • Knight R, Chabot C, Shoveller JA. Qualitative research with young men about sexual health. SAGE Research Methods Cases. January doi: 10.4135/9781526410818. [SA]
  • Karamouzian M, Knight R, Gilbert M, Shoveller JA. A review of measures used to assess HIV-related stigma among young people living with HIV: Missing accounts of sex and gender. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. 2017;12(3):241-257. doi: 10.1080/17450128.2016.1274462. [SA]
  • Muldoon KA, Akello M, Muzaaya G, Simo A, Shoveller J, Shannon K. Policing the epidemic: High burden of workplace violence among female sex workers in conflict-affected northern Uganda. Global Public Health. 2017 Jan; 12(1):84-97. [SA]

  • Socias ME, Duff P, Shoveller JA, Montaner J, Nguyen P, Ogilvie G, Shannon K. Use of injectable hormonal contraception and HSV-2 acquistion in a cohort of female sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2017;93:284-289. doi: 10.1136/sextrans- 2016-052838. [CA]
  • Islam N, Krajden M, Shoveller JA, Gustafson P, Gilbert M, Wong J, Buxton JA, Tyndall MW, Janjua NZ. Incidence, risk factors, and prevention of hepatitis C reinfection: a population-based cohort study. Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2017;2(3):200-210. doi: 10.106/S2468-1253(16)30182-0. [CA]
  • Socias ME, Wood E, Small W, Dong H, Shoveller JA, Kerr T, Montaner J, Milloy MJ. Methadone maintenance therapy and viral suppression among HIV-infected opioid users: the impacts of crack and injection cocaine use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2016; 168:211-218. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.09.013. [CA]
  • Islam N, Krajden M, Shoveller JA, Gustafson P, Gilbert M, Wong J, Tyndall, M Janjua N. Re-clearance hepatitis C: Role of previous clearance and reinfection with a heterologous genotype. Hepatology. 2016;63(S1):375A. [CA]
  • Islam N, Krajden M, Shoveller JA, Gustafson P, Gilbert M, Wong J, Buxton JA, Tyndall MW, Janjua NZ. Impact of drug use and opioid substitution therapy on hepatitis C reinfection: The BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort. Hepatology. 2016;63(S1):31A-32A. [CA]
  • Gilbert M, Haag D, Hottes TS, Bondyra M, Elliot E, Chabot C, Farrell J, Bonnell A, Kopp S, Andruschak J, Shoveller JA, Ogilvie G. Get Checked… Where? The Development of a Comprehensive, Integrated Internet-Based Testing Program for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections in British Columbia, Canada. JMIR Research Protocols. 2016;5(3):e doi: 10.2196/resprot.6293. [CA]
  • Pakula B, Carpiano RM, Ratner PA, Shoveller JA. Life stress as a mediator and community belonging as a moderator of mood and anxiety disorders and co-occurring disorders with heavy drinking of gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual Canadians. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2016; 51(8):1181-1192. doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1236-1. [SA]
  • Carson A, Chabot C, Greyson D, Shannon K, Duff P, Shoveller JA. A narrative analysis of the birth stories of early-age mothers.  Sociology of Health and Illness. 2017;39(6):816-831. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12518. [SA]
  • Knight R, Falasinnu L, Oliffe JL, Gilbert M, Small W, Goldenberg S, Shoveller JA. Integrating gender and sex to unpack trends in sexually transmitted infection surveillance data in British Columbia, Canada: An ethno-epidemiological study.  BMJ Open. 2016;6:e doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011209. [SA]
  • Falasinnu T, Gilbert M, Gustafson P, Shoveller JA. An assessment of population-based screening guidelines versus clinical prediction rules for chlamydia and gonorrhea case finding. Preventive Medicine. 2016; 89: 51-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.04.001. [SA]
  • Socias ME, Shoveller JA, Bean C, Nguyen P, Montaner JS, Shannon K. Universal Coverage without Universal Access: Institutional barriers to health care among Women Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada.  PLOS ONE. 2016;11(5):e doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155828. [CA]
  • Hategekimana C, Shoveller JA, Tuyisenge L, Kenyon C, Cechetto DF, Lynd LD. Correlates of performance of healthcare workers in Emergency, Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus Admission care (ETAT+) course in Rwanda: Context matters. PLOS ONE. 2016; 11(3): e doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152882. [CA]
  • Pakula B, Marshall B, Shoveller JA, Chesney M, Coates T, Koblin B, Mayer K, Mimiaga M, Operario D. Gradients in depressive symptoms by socioeconomic position among men who have sex with men in the EXPLORE Study. Journal of Homosexuality. 2016;63(8):1146-1160. doi: 1080/00918369.2016.1150056. [CA]
  • Pakula B, Shoveller JA, Ratner PA, Carpiano R. Prevalence and Co-occurrence of Heavy Drinking and Anxiety and Mood Disorders Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Canadians. Am J Public Health. 2016;106(6):1042-1048. doi2105/AJPH.2016.303083. PMID 26985615. [SA]
  • Villeval M, Bidault E, Shoveller JA, Alias F, Basson JC, Frasse C, Génolini JP, Pons E, Verbiguié D, Grosclaude P, Lang T. Enabling the transferability of complex interventions: exploring the combination of an intervention’s key functions and implementation. International Journal of Public Health. 2016;61(9):1031-1038. doi: 10.1007/s00038-016-0809-9. [CA]
  • Knight R; Small W, Thomson K, Gilbert M, Shoveller JA. Implementation challenges and opportunities for HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP) among young men in Vancouver, Canada: A qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(1) 262. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2943-y. [SA]
  • Knight R, Small W, Carson A, Shoveller JA. Complex and conflicting social norms: Implications for implementation of future HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) interventions in Vancouver, Canada. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(1):e doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146513. [SA]
  • Shoveller JA, Viehbeck S, Di Ruggiero E, Greyson D, Thomson K, Knight R. A critical examination of representations of context within research on population health interventions. Critical Public Health. 2015;1-14. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2015.1117577. [PA]
  • Socias ME, Koehoorn M. Shoveller JA. Gender inequalities in access to health care among adults living in British Columbia, Canada. Womens Health Issues. 2016;26(1):74-79. doi: 10.1016/j.whi08.001. [SA]
  • Knight R, Small W, Shoveller JA. HIV stigma and the experiences of young men with voluntary and routine HIV testing. Sociology of Health and Illness. 2016;38(1):153-167. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12345. [SA]
  • Falasinnu T, Gilbert M, Gustafson P, Shoveller JA. A validation study of a clinical prediction rule for screening asymptomatic chlamydia and gonorrhea infections among heterosexuals in British Columbia. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2016;92(1):12-18. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051992. [SA]
  • Duff P, Ogilvie G, Shoveller J, Amram O, Chettiar J, Nguyen P, Dobrer S, Montaner J, Shannon K. Barriers to Cervical Screening Among Sex Workers in Vancouver. American Journal of Public Health. 2016; 106(2):366-373. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302863. [SA]

  • Knight R, Small W, Shoveller JA. How do ‘Public’ Values Influence Individual Health Behaviour? An Empirical-Normative Analysis of Young Men’s Discourse Regarding HIV Testing Practices. Public Health Ethics. 2015: 1-12. doi: 10.1093/phe/phv [SA]
  • Duff P, Shoveller JA, Ogilvie G, Montaner JS, Chettiar J, Dobrer S, Shannon K. The relationship between social, policy and physical venue features and social cohesion on condom use among sex workers: A safer indoor work environment scale. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2015;69(7):666-672. doi: 10.1136/jech-2014-204427. [CA]
  • Sou J, Shannon K, Li J, Nguyen P, Strathdee SA, Shoveller J, Goldenberg SM. Structural determinants of inconsistent condom use with clients among migrant sex workers: Findings of longitudinal research in an urban Canadian setting. Sexually Transmitted Disease. 2015;42(6):312-316. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000276. [CA]
  • Duff P, Shoveller JA, Chettiar J, Feng C, Nicoletti R, Shannon K. Sex work and motherhood: Social and structural barriers to health/social services and support for pregnant and parenting street and off-street sex workers in Canada. Health Care for Women International. 2015;36(9):1039-1055. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2014.989437. [CA]
  • Muldoon KA, Deering KN, Feng CX, Shoveller JA, Shannon K. Sexual relationship power and intimate partner violence among sex workers with non-commercial intimate partners in a Canadian setting. AIDS Care. 2015;27(4):512-519. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2014.978732. [CA]
  • Marshall BD, Shoveller JA, Kahler CW, Koblin BA, Mayer KH, Mimiaga MJ, van den Berg JJ, Zaller ND, Operario D. Heavy drinking trajectories among men who have sex with men: A longitudinal, group-based analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2015;39(2):380-389. doi: 10.1111/acer.12631. [CA]
  • Werb D, Richardson C, Buxton J, Shoveller JA, Wood E, Kerr T. Development of a brief substance use sensation seeking scale: Validation and prediction of injection-related behaviors. AIDS and Behavior. 2015;19(2):352-361. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0875-z. [CA]
  • Falasinnu T, Gilbert M, Hottes TS, Gustafson P, Ogilvie G, Shoveller JA. Predictors identifying those at increased risk for STDs: A theory-guided review of empirical literature and clinical guidelines. International Journal of STD. 2015;26(12):839-851. doi: 10.1177/0956462414555930. [SA]

SPPH 527 Social Determinants of Health (current)
SPPH 544 Social Determinants of Health Across the Life Course

To date, Professor Shoveller has directly supervised the training of over 70 Doctoral and Master’s students as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows from 12 countries, including Canada, Haiti, Rwanda, Brazil, France, UK, India, Iran, USA, Nigeria and The Netherlands. These trainees have been awarded prestigious fellowships (e.g., CIHR; Fulbright; Vanier; Banting; Killam; Trudeau; MSFHR; UK’s ESRC).

Prof. Shoveller also is a much sought-after teacher in international settings, including France, Switzerland, Australia, Spain, and several universities in Brazil. In 2013, she was selected as a EUROPUBHEALTH Scholar, teaching as a Visiting Professor at the prestigious Ecole des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) in Rennes, France. As a EUROPUBHEALTH Scholar, Prof. Shoveller received funding from the European Commission under the ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme to establish linkages with the EHESP and their international network of students. Building on this experience, she continues to offer opportunities for students from across the globe to visit and train with her team at UBC as well as to open up new opportunities for UBC-based students and post-docs to receive reciprocal training abroad.

Prof. Shoveller also co-led (with Prof. Louise Potvin, Université de Montréal) an educational network of 8 universities across Canada to generate capacity for excellence in population health intervention research in Canada and internationally. Using $1.8M secured through a CIHR-funded Strategic Training Initiative for Health Research, Professors Potvin & Shoveller established PHIRNET: Population Health Intervention Research Network for Canada. This training program offered graduate student bursaries, national and international learning exchanges (supported by travel awards), a Pan-Canadian webinar offered in English and French, and an annual, bi-lingual Summer Institute that provided training and networking opportunities for over 200 students.

At UBC, she is widely respected as a teaching leader and has been nominated for UBC’s Killam Teaching Prize. Prof. Shoveller currently teaches: “Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health” (SPPH 527) at UBC’s School of Population & Public Health.


Students and Post-doctoral Fellows


  • Amy Pragnell (current)
  • Angela McLaughlin (current)
  • Doreen Nehumba (current)
  • Trevor Goodyear (current)
  • Daniella Barreto
  • Tamara Dudley
  • Celestin Hategekimana
  • Julie Sou
  • Maria Eugenia Socias
  • Mohammad Karamouzian
  • Wendy Davis
  • Rebecca Haber
  • Miranda Elliott
  • Rod Knight
  • Catherine Chambers
  • Brandon Marshall
  • Shira Goldenberg
  • Kristy Armstrong
  • Megan Alley
  • Amber Louie
  • Meagan Coombes
  • Denise Canso
  • Tasnim Nathoo
  • Lynda Dechief


  • Jillian Burk (current)
  • Jill Chettiar
  • Maxo Luma
  • Janine Farell


  • Caroline Mniszak (current)


  • Trevor Cornell
  • Ingrid Tyler


  • Anita Minh (current)
  • Ashleigh Rich (current)
  • Brittany Barker (current)
  • Elena Argento (current)
  • Kim Thomson (current)
  • Michelle Olding (current)
  • Nur Afiqah (Iqa) Mohd Salleh (current)
  • Nazrul Islam
  • Robin Repta
  • Devon Greyson
  • Rod Knight
  • Daniel Werb
  • Laura Lee
  • Katie Muldoon
  • Basia Pakula
  • Putu Duff
  • Lola Falasinnu
  • Erika Mundel
  • Danya Fast
  • Janis Shandro
  • Kathleen Deering
  • Brandon Marshall
  • Francois Dionne
  • Kate Shannon
  • Zena Sharman
  • Will Small
  • Melanie Rusch
  • Anne-Marie Nicol

Post-doctoral Fellows:

  • Andrea Krüsi (current)
  • Travis Salway (current)
  • Lola Falasinnu
  • Marion Doull
  • Sarah Fielden
  • Papia Raj

International Visiting Students:

  • Delphine Uring, MA Student, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (Rennes, France)
  • Claudia Mercedes Mora Cárdenas, PhD Student, National School of Public Health (ENSP/ Fiocruz) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Massudi Hakizamungu, PhD Student, National University of Rwanda School of Public Health (Butare, Rwanda)
  • Grace Spencer, PhD Student, University of London (London, UK)
  • Tonantzin Ribeiro Gonçalves, PhD Student, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sol (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
  • Leonieke van Boekel, MPH Student, University Maastricht Faculty of Health Sciences (Maastricht, Netherlands)

To date, Professor Shoveller has served as Principal Investigator on more than 30 studies (PI on $7.2+M) and as Co-Investigator on more than 65 studies (CI on $30.9+M).

  1. Exploring integrated reproductive health interventions to reduce STBBIs and HPV-related diseases among WLWH in British Columbia; CIHR; 2017-2018 (Shannon et al.)
  2. Prevention of STIs and Other Comorbidities in HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men (PRESTO-HIV); CIHR; 2017-2018 (Grennan et al.)
  3. Impacts of Universal Access to HIV/AIDS Care Among HIV+ Injection Drug Users; NIH; 2017-2022 (Milloy et a.)
  4. Addressing Recent Trends in HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Vancouver, British Columbia; CIHR; 2017-2020 (Lachowsky et al.)
  5. Examining gaps in the viral hepatitis cascade of prevention and care for marginalized women; CIHR; 2017-2018 (Goldenberg et al.)
  6. Addiction treatment trajectories among street-involved young people who use opioids: Responding to a public health emergency in Vancouver; CIHR; 2017-2020 (Shoveller et al.)
  7. Establishing a Canada-France research collaboration to reduce drug and sexual-related harms among HIV-positive and –negative MSM; CIHR; 2017-2018 (Knight et al.)
  8. Stronger together: building interdisciplinary partnerships to identify and support best practices for long-term care for people living with HIV in British Columbia; CIHR; 2017-2018 (Parashar et al.)
  9. An ethno-epidemiological study to advance HIV prevention and treatment for people who use drugs (PWUD); US NIH; 2017-2022 (Small et al.)
  10. Through our own eyes and in our own words: Women, HIV, Criminalization and Prison Exposure; CIHR; 2017-2020 (Shannon et al.)
  11. Evidence review & recommendations for Hep B & C testing in BC; BC MoH; 2016-2017 (Ti et al.)
  12. Socio-cultural Contexts and Young Men’s Sexual Lives; CIHR; 2016-2021 (Shoveller & Knight et al.)
  13. Investigating the influences of social context and structure on a cohort of young people and their parenting experiences; CIHR; 2013-2018 (Shoveller et al.)
  14. Optimizing the impact of internet-based testing for the control of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; CIHR; 2014-2017 (Gilbert et al.)
  15. The Health and Economic Forecasting Micro-Simulation Model: A tool to evaluate future health policies and programmatic interventions targeting the ageing population living with HIV in British Columbia; CIHR; 2016-2021 (Lima et al.)
  16. Identifying the experiences of people who inject drugs (PWID) with Direct-Acting Antiviral (DAA) HCV treatment to inform policies and programs; CIHR; 2016-2018 (Small et al.)
  17. Examining the experiences of HIV-positive People Who Inject Drugs and Men Who have Sex with Men with Direct-Acting Antiviral HCV treatment in France; ANRS-France; 2016-2018 (Carrieri & Knight et al.)
  18. Interventions to Address HIV and other STBBI Among Young MSM; CIHR; 2016-2017 (Shoveller & Knight et al.)
  19. Treating and preventing viral Hepatitis C in HIV-positive men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs; CIHR; 2016-2017 (Knight et al.)
  20. Vancouver drug users study: evaluating the natural history of injection drug use; US NIH; 2015-2019 (Kerr et al.)
  21. Implementation and ethical dimensions of scaling up HIV treatment as prevention (TasP); CIHR; 2015-2018 (Small et al.)
  22. Applying syndemic/core group theory to improve integrated prevention and service delivery for HIV and related epidemics; CIHR; 2015-2018 (Janjua et al.)
  23. Impact of structural policy reform on HIV/STI risk and access to care among SWs; US NIH; 2015-2020 (Shannon et al.)
  24. Sexual health, HAART and HIV care amongst women living with HIV: A longitudinal investigation of the impacts of structural, social and policy environments;C IHR; 2014-2019 (Shannon & Deering et al.)

  1. Team grant on social and structural violence and HIV among vulnerable populations; CIHR; 2011-2016 (Shannon & Kerr et al.)
  2. Population health information interventions: Examining the perspectives of young parents; CIHR; 2013-2016 (Shoveller et al.)
  3. Towards the Ethical implementation of testing, treatment and HIV care in key populations: Investigating Community-based priorities in the Scale-up of TasP (ETHICS); CIHR; 2015-2016 (Shannon et al.)
  4. Community, research and public partnerships: A multimedia photo essay exhibit exploring the role of place in shaping the life chances and health outcomes of young people who are living with or at risk of HIV in Vancouver; CIHR; 2015-2016 (Fast et al.)
  5. Women, HIV and the law: Systematic reviews of global evidence; CIHR; 2015-2016 (Shannon et al.)
  6. Evaluation of the impact of rapid testing on primary health care provision to address vertical transmission of HIV in Porto Alegre (Brazil): Projeto TESTAPOA-TV; SUS: the Brazilian Public Health System; 2014-2016 (Barcellos et al.)
  7. Implementation and ethical dimensions of scaling up HIV treatment as prevention (TasP); CIHR; 2014-2015 (Small et al.)
  8. Population health ethics: Investigating the implications of ‘targeting’ socially-defined population subgroups to promote health; CIHR; 2012-2015 (Shoveller et al.)
  9. STI/HIV prevention and young men; CIHR; 2014-2015 (Shoveller & Kendall et al.)
  10. Social and structural context of HIV/STI risk among a cohort of female sex workers; US NIH; 2010-2015 (Shannon et al.)
  11. Initiation of injection drug use and HIV risks among a cohort of street-involved youth; US NIH; 2010-2015 (Wood et al.)
  12. Investigating and addressing injection drug use and other harms among a cohort of street-involved youth: The ARYS Project; CIHR; 2010-2015 (Wood et al.)
  13. The At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS); US NIH; 2010-2015 (Wood & Kerr et al.)
  14. BRIDGE program: Building research capacity in public health, policy and engineering (Strategic training initiative); CIHR; 2009-2014 (Brauer & McDaniels et al.)
  15. Pan-Canadian training network on population health intervention research (Strategic training initiative); CIHR; 2009-2014 (Potvin & Shoveller et al.)
  16. Impact of an integrated internet-based testing program for HIV and sexually transmitted infections in British Columbia; CIHR; 2011-2014 (Gilbert, Ogilvie & Shoveller et al.)
  17. Towards a community-based research agenda on the experiences and HIV risk environment of men in the sex industry: The CHAPS Project; CIHR; 2013-2014 (Shannon et al.)
  18. Evaluating the role of structural inequities, gender-based violence, and power in shaping HIV/STI transmission dynamics in public place-based sex work; CIHR; 2009-2014 (Shannon et al.)
  19. Contraception Access Resource Team – Contraception Cost-effectiveness Modeling (CART-CCM); CIHR; 2013-2015 (Norman et al.)
  20. Establishing a new research agenda regarding population health ethics and young people’s health; CIHR; 2012-2014 (Shoveller et al.)
  21. GetCheckedBC: Developing new knowledge to inform the province-wide implementation of an online STI/HIV testing service; CIHR; 2012-2014 (Shoveller et al.)
  22. Knowledge dissemination to increase access and quality of care for contraception among youth in Northern British Columbia; CIHR; 2012-2013 (Shoveller et al.)
  23. Defining national sexual and reproductive health indicators; CIHR; 2012-2013 Dunn & Guilbert et al.)
  24. Factors affecting implementation and scalability of online sexual health services;CIHR; 2011-2013 (Shoveller et al.)
  25. Research to action: Improving the quality of care and access to sexual health and HIV services among youth-headed households in Kenya; CIHR; 2012-2013 (Shoveller & Shannon et al.)
  26. Online STI testing & youth; CIHR; 2010-2012 (Shoveller et al.)
  27. Young men and sexually transmitted infections; CIHR; 2010-2011 (Shoveller et al.)
  28. Empowerment, gender and young people’s sexual health: Establishing an intervention research agenda; CIHR; 2010-2011 (Shoveller et al.)
  29. Rural and northern youth sexual health team: Building interdisciplinary capacity to reduce health and social disparities(Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement [ICE] Team Grant); CIHR; 2006-2011 (Shoveller et al.)
  30. Social services and northern youth sexual health;BC Medical Services Foundation; 2009-2011 (Peters et al.)
  31. Stigma and resilience among vulnerable youth consortium (Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement [ICE] Team Grant); CIHR; 2006-2011 (Saewyc et al.)
  32. Experiences with contraception among youth in Northern BC: Examining the impact of gender, place and culture; CIHR; 2008-2011 (Halon et al.)