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Academic Appointment


July 2016 - present  Assistant Professor

Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa


2011 - 2020  Doctor of Juridical Science

University of Toronto

2007 - 2010  Juris Doctor

University of Toronto


2003 - 2005  Master of Social Work

University of Toronto


1998 - 2002 Bachelor of Science

Emory University

Selected Awards & Honours

uOttawa L'AÉCLSS Teaching Award (2021)

Ian Kerr Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020)

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2012-15)


CIHR Frederick Banting & Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral Research Award) (2012-15)


CIHR Fellowship in Health Law, Ethics & Policy (2011-15)


Lupina Senior Doctoral Fellowship in the Comparative Program on Health and Society (2012-13)


Selected Research Grants

Co-Applicant, "Mapping the Discursive and Institutional Landscape of 'Birth Tourism' and Its Perceived Attack on Canadian Birthright Citizenship," SSHRC Insight Grant (2021)

Co-Principal Investigator, "Acceptance and Commitment Empowerment (ACE) Intervention: Reducing HIV Stigma and Promoting Community Resilience Through Capacity Building," CIHR Project Grant (2020)

​Principal Investigator, "Protecting Refugees' Health: How is the Reinstated Interim Federal Health Program Working?" University of Ottawa Seed Funding Opportunity (2018)

  • with complimentary funding from Pathway-to-Prosperity 2018 Project Grant

Principal Investigator, "Non-citizens' National Belonging & Health," CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grant (2017)


Selected Community Services


2021 - present  Board Member

HIV Legal Network

2014 - 2016; 2022 - present  Co-Chair | Member of Steering Committee

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment

2016 - 2020  Board Member

Canadian Centre on Statelessness

2009 - 2011  Member

Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care

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