MSc, PhD
BC Centre for Disease Control
655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2R3

Travis Salway, MSc, PhD, is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on health inequities experienced by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people.

Travis is a Banting Research Fellow at the UBC School of Population and Public Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control, where he investigates health services solutions to elevated rates of depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, and substance use among LGB Canadians. Travis’s training spans social work (University of California at Berkeley, 2002), clinical epidemiology (McGill University, 2008), and public health epidemiology (University of Toronto, 2017). He is a long-standing Board member of the Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health and a co-investigator of the national Sex Now survey.

Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2017-2019); Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Traineeship (2017-2019)

(former surname: Hottes)

44. Salway T, Gesink D, Ibrahim S, Ferlatte O, Rhodes AE, Brennan DJ, Marchand R, Trussler T. Evidence of multiple mediating pathways in associations between constructs of stigma and self-reported suicide attempts in a cross-sectional study of gay and bisexual men. Arch Sex Behav 2017;e-pub.

43. Ferlatte O, Salway T, Samji H, Dove N, Gesink D, Gilbert M, Oliffe JL, Grennan T, Wong J. An application of syndemic theory to identify drivers of the syphilis epidemic among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Sex Transm Dis 2017;e-pub.

42. Ferlatte O, Salway T, Hankivsky O, Trussler T, Oliffe J, Marchand R. Recent suicide attempts across multiple social identities among gay and bisexual men: an intersectionality analysis. J Homosex 2017;e-pub.

41. Ferlatte O, Salway T, Oliffe JL, Trussler T. Stigma and suicide among gay and bisexual men living with HIV. AIDS Care 2017;e-pub.

40. Gilbert M, Salway T, Haag D, Fairley CK, Wong J, Grennan T, Uddin Z, Buchner CS, Wong T, Krajden M, Tyndall M, Shoveller J, Ogilvie G. Use of GetCheckedOnline, a comprehensive web-based testing service for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. J Med Internet Res 2017;19(3):e81.

39. Rich AJ, Lachowsky NJ, Sereda P, Cui Z, Wong J, Wong S, Jollimore J, Raymond HF, Hottes TS, Roth EA, Hogg RS, Moore DM. Estimating the size of the MSM population in Metro Vancouver, Canada, using multiple methods and diverse data sources. J Urban Health 2017;e-pub.

38. Butt ZA, Shrestha N, Wong S, Kuo M, Gesink D, Gilbert M, Wong J, Yu A, Alvarez M, Samji H, Buxton JA, Johnston JC, Cook VJ, Roth D, Consolacion T, Murti M, Hottes TS, Ogilvie G, Balshaw R, Tyndall MW, Krajden M, Janjua NZ, BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort. A syndemic approach to assess the effect of substance use and social disparities on the evolution of HIV/HCV infections in British Columbia. PLoS One 2017;12(8):e0183609.

37. Hottes TS, Bogaert L, Rhodes AE, Brennan DJ, Gesink D. Re-assessing the burden of suicide-related behavior among sexual minority adults by study sample type: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Public Health 2016;106(5):921.

36. Hottes TS, Gesink D, Ferlatte O, Brennan DJ, Rhodes AE, Marchand R, Trussler T. Concealment of sexual minority identities in interviewer-administered surveys and its impact on estimates of suicide ideation among bisexual and gay men. J Bisex 2016;16(4):427-453.

35. Ferlatte O, Hottes TS, Trussler T, Marchand R. Disclosure of sexual orientation by gay and bisexual men in government-administered probability surveys. LGBT Health 2016;e-pub.

34. Buchan SA, Hottes TS, Rosella LC, Crowcroft NS, Tran D, Kwong JC. Contribution of influenza viruses to medically-attended acute respiratory illnesses in children in high-income countries: a meta-analysis. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2016;10(6):444-454.

33. Gilbert M, Haag D, Hottes TS, Bondyra M, Elliot E, Chabot C, Farrell J, Bonnell A, Kopp S, Andruschak J, Shoveller J, 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 Res Protoc 2016;5(3):e186.

32. Hottes TS, Ferlatte O, Gesink D. Suicide and HIV as leading causes of death among gay and bisexual men: A comparison of estimated mortality and published research. Crit Public Health 2015;25(5):513-26.

31. Hottes TS, Ferlatte O, Gilbert M. Misclassification and undersampling of sexual minorities in population surveys. Am J Public Health 2015;105(1):e5.

30. Ferlatte O, Dulai J, Hottes TS, Trussler T, Marchand R. Suicide related ideation and behavior among Canadian gay and bisexual men: a syndemic analysis. BMC Public Health 2015;15:597.

29. Falasinnu T, Gilbert M, Hottes TS, Gustafson P, Ogilvie G, Shoveller J. Predictors identifying those at increasing risk for STDs: a theory-guided review of empirical literature and clinical guidelines. Int J STD AIDS 2015;26(12):839-51.

28. Gilbert M, Hottes TS, Lester R, Gustafson R, Krajden M, Ogilvie G. Time since last negative HIV test among men who have sex with men and people who use injection drugs in British Columbia, 2006-2011. Can J Public Health 2014;105(1):e63-8.

27. Ferlatte O, Hottes TS, Trussler T, Marchand R. Evidence of a syndemic among young Canadian gay and bisexual men: uncovering the associations between anti-gay experiences, psychosocial issues, and HIV risk. AIDS Behav 2014;18(7):1256-63.

26. Gilbert M, Hottes TS. Alternative strategies for partner notification: a missing piece of the puzzle. Sex Transm Infect 2014;90(3):174-5.

25. Falasinnu T, Gustafson P, Hottes TS, Gilbert M, Ogilvie G, Shoveller J. A critical appraisal of risk models for predicting sexually transmitted infections. Sex Transm Dis 2014;41(5):321-30.

24. Rhodes AE, Boyle MH, Bridge JA, Sinyor M, Links PS, Tonmyr L, Skinner R, Bethell JM, Carlisle C, Goodday S, Hottes TS, Newton A, Bennett K, Sundar P, Cheung AH, Szatmari P. Antecedents and sex/gender differences in youth suicidal behavior. World J Psychiatry 2014;4(4):120-32.

23. Hottes TS, Lester RT, Hoang LM, McKay R, Imperial M, Gilbert M, Patrick D, Wong T, Martin I, Ogilvie G. Cephalosporin and azithromycin susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates by site of infection, British Columbia, 2006 to 2011. Sex Transm Dis 2013;40(1):46-51.

22. Gilbert M, Hottes TS, Kerr T, Taylor D, Fairley CK, Lester R, Wong T, Trussler T, Marchand R, Shoveller J, Ogilvie G. Factors associated with intention to use internet-based testing for sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men. J Med Internet Res 2013;15(11):e254.

21. Yudin MH, Hottes TS, Ogilvie GS. Gonorrhea as a moving target: How do we sharpen our aim and strengthen our arrows? J Obst Gyn Can 2013;35(2):174-6.

20. Skowronski DM, De Serres G, Janjua NZ, Hottes TS. Re: “effectiveness of adjuvanted influenza vaccination in elderly subjects in northern Italy”. Am J Epidemiol 2013;177(6):593-4.

19. Hottes TS, Farrell J, Bondyra M, Haag D, Shoveller J, Gilbert M. Internet-based HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing in British Columbia, Canada: opinions and expectations of prospective clients. J Med Internet Res 2012;14(2):e41.
18. Hottes TS, Gilbert M. Evaluation of online partner notification services like inSPOT requires starting with the client, not the clinic. Sex Transm Dis 2012;39(5):348.

17. Janjua NZ, Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, Osei W, Adams E, Petric M, Lem M, Tang P, De Serres G, Patrick DM, Bowering D. Transmission dynamics and risk factors for pandemic H1N1-related illness: Outbreak investigation in a rural community of British Columbia, Canada. Influenza Other Respi Virues 2012;6(3):e54-62.

16. Janjua NZ, Skowronski DM, De Serres G, Dickinson J, Crowcroft NS, Taylor M, Winter AL, Hottes TS, Fonseca K, Charest H, Drews SJ, Sabaiduc S, Bastien N, Li Y, Petric M. Estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness for 2007-2008 from Canada’s sentinel surveillance system: Cross protection against major and minor variants. J Infect Dis 2012;205(12):1858-68.

15. Hottes TS, Skowronski DM, Hiebert B, Janjua NZ, Roos LL, Van Caeseele P, Law BJ, De Serres G. Influenza vaccine effectiveness in the elderly based on administrative databases: change in immunization habit as a marker for bias. PLoS One 2011;6(7):e22618.

14. Hottes TS, Bruneau J, Daniel M. Gender-specific situational correlates of syringe sharing during a single injection episode. AIDS Behav 2011;15(1):75-85.

13. Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, McElhaney JE, Janjua NZ, Sabaiduc S, Chan T, Gentleman B, Purych D, Gardy J, Patrick DM, Brunham RC, De Serres G, Petric M. Immuno-epidemiologic correlates of pandemic H1N1 surveillance observations: higher antibody and lower cell-mediated immune responses with advanced age. J Infect Dis 2011;203(2):158-67.

12. Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, Chong M, De Serres G, Scheifele DW, Ward BJ, Halperin SA, Janjua NZ, Chan T, Sabaiduc S, Petric M. Randomized controlled trial of dose-response to influenza vaccine in children 6-23 months of age. Pediatrics 2011;128(2):e276-89.

11. Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, De Serres G, Ward BJ, Janjua NZ, Sabaiduc S, Chan T, Petric M. Influenza B/Victoria antigen induces strong recall of B/Yamagata but lower B/Victoria response in children primed with two doses of B/Yamagata. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2011;30(10):833-9.

10. Lambert G, Cox J, Hottes TS, Tremblay C, Frigault LR, Alary M, Otis J, Remis RS, M-Track Study Group. Correlates of unprotected anal sex at last sexual episode: analysis from a surveillance study of men who have sex with men in Montreal. AIDS Behav 2011;15(3):584-95.

9. Skowronski DM, Janjua NZ, Hottes TS, De Serres G. Mechanism for seasonal vaccine effect on pandemic H1N1 risk remains uncertain. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(6):831-2.

8. Skowronski DM, Janjua NZ, De Serres G, Hottes TS, Dickinson J, Crowcroft N, Kwindt L, Tang P, Charest H, Fonseca K, Gubbay JB, Bastien N, Li Y, Petric M. Effectiveness of AS03 adjuvanted pandemic H1N1 vaccine: case-control evaluation based on sentinel surveillance system in Canada, autumn 2009. BMJ 2011;342:c7297.

7. Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, Janjua NZ, Purych D, Sabaiduc S, Chan T, De Serres G, Gardy J, McElhaney JE, Patrick DM, Petric M. Prevalence of seroprotection against the pandemic (H1N1) virus after the 2009 pandemic. CMAJ 2010;182(17):1851-6.

6. Janjua NZ, Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, Osei W, Adams E, Petric M, Sabaiduc S, Chan T, Mak A, Lem M, Tang P, Patrick DM, De Serres G, Bowering D. Seasonal influenza vaccine and increased risk of pandemic A/H1N1-related illness: first detection of the association in British Columbia, Canada. Clin Infect Dis 2010;51(9):1017-27.

5. Janjua NZ, Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, De Serres G, Crowcroft NS, Rosella LC. Seasonal vaccine effectiveness against pandemic A/H1N1. Lancet 2010;375(9717):801-2.

4. Skowronski DM, De Serres G, Crowcroft NS, Janjua NZ, Boulianne N, Hottes TS, Rosella LC, Dickinson JA, Gilca R, Sethi P, Ouhoummane N, Willison DJ, Rouleau I, Petric M, Fonseca K, Drews SJ, Rebbaparagada A, Charest H, Hamelin ME, Boivin G, Gardy JL, Li Y, Kwindt TL, Patrick DM, Brunham RC, Canadian SAVOIR Team. Association between the 2008-09 seasonal influenza vaccine and pandemic H1N1 illness during Spring-Summer 2009: four observational studies from Canada. PLoS Med 2010;7(4):e1000258.

3. Brassard P, Hottes TS, Lalonde RG, Klein MB. Tuberculosis screening and active tuberculosis among HIV-infected persons in a Canadian tertiary care centre. Can J Infect Med Microbiol 2009;20(2):51-7.

2. Janjua NZ, Skowronski DM, Hottes TS, De Serres G, Crowcroft NS, Rosella LC. Seasonal vaccine and H1N1. Selection bias explains seasonal vaccine’s protection. BMJ 2009;339:b4972.

1. Skowronski DM, Janjua NZ, Hottes TS, Patrick DM, De Serres G. Pneumococcal vaccination and myocardial infarction. CMAJ 2009;180(3):319.

SPPH 527 Introduction to the Determinants of Health

My research spans three themes:

(1) Sexual minority (LGB) population health inequities, with a particular focus on sexual and mental health outcomes

(2) Research bias (selection and information biases) in the context of sexual stigma

(3) Evaluation of public health policy and interventions