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Ashley Lacombe-Dunan, MSW, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Ashley Lacombe-Duncan is a transitional postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Social Work. Her research examines healthcare access and health equity, with a particular emphasis on: (1) understanding barriers to access to care, including HIV care, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people; (2) developing/adapting, pilot testing, and evaluating interventions to increase HIV care engagement among LGBT people living with HIV; and, (3) advancing LGBT affirming social work practice from an intersectional approach.


Dr. Lacombe-Duncan has worked primarily from a community-based participatory research perspective with trans women with HIV, participating as a co-investigator on the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) and as a member of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Trials Network (CTN) Trans People and HIV Working Group. Her methodological expertise includes mixed methods and review methodologies (meta-analysis, meta-ethnography).  

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