CCPHE Announces new Co-Directors

The Canadian Collaboration for Prison Health and Education (CCPHE) is pleased to announce that Dr Amanda Slaunwhite and Dr Sofia Bartlett will become Co-Directors of the UBC’s CPPHE effective April 1, 2022.

The CCPHE was formed in 2006 as a group committed to encouraging and facilitating collaborative opportunities for health, education, research, service and advocacy, to enhance the well-being and reintegration of persons in custody, their families and communities.

Dr Ruth Elwood Martin, who is stepping down as the CCPHE Director, says,

“I am delighted that two such enthusiastic and dedicated persons are the new Co-Directors of CCPHE! Amanda and Sofia bring vast expertise and compassion to this role, and they are both highly committed to the centre’s values of partnership, respect, reciprocal learning and cultural safety. I am confident that the CCPHE will thrive with their leadership!”

Dr Amanda Slaunwhite and Dr Sofia Bartlett are Senior Scientists at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Both are faculty in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia – Assistant Professor (Partner), July, 2022, (Dr Slaunwhite), and Adjunct Professor (Dr Bartlett). Drs. Slaunwhite and Bartlett bring distinct but complementary backgrounds and skills as Co-Directors of the CCPHE. They will advance research with CCPHE related to their respective expertise on substance use and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.

Dr Amanda Slaunwhite and Dr Sofia Bartlett, incoming Co-Directors, say,

“We are humbled and honored to be part of continuing the legacy of the CCPHE as new Co-Directors. We are looking forward to working with partners and other stakeholders involved with the CCPHE, to continue its work to improve health equity for people who experience incarceration.”

Dr Amanda Slaunwhite

Dr Sofia Bartlett