Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Social Medicine
Vision Statement:

I am passionate about understanding and learning new ways to address social and structural determinants of health inequalities among migrant and mobile populations. I am especially interested in developing new approaches to improve the health, rights, and access to care of marginalized populations of migrant women and youth (e.g., new immigrant women living with HIV, migrant women in the sex industry).

Research Interests:

Migration and health; HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention; social epidemiology; marginalized populations; health disparities

Research Summary:

 I lead and collaborate on research aimed at reducing disparities in infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, sexually transmitted infections, viral hepatitis) and improving sexual health and access to care for migrant and mobile populations. My research includes a new CIHR/PHAC-funded study I am leading to inform prevention and care for viral hepatitis among migrant and mobile women in Vancouver’s sex industry, as well as ongoing work on migration and health among marginalized women in Mexico and Central America. I am also conducting research aimed at advancing the ethical conduct of global health research with highly marginalized migrant populations.

University of British Columbia, MSc
University of California San Diego, PhD
Recent Publications:

Goldenberg SM, Chettiar J, Nguyen P, Dobrer S, Montaner J, Shannon K. Complexities of Short-Term Mobility for Sex Work and Migration among Sex Workers: Violence and Sexual Risks, Barriers to Care, and Enhanced Social and Economic Opportunities. Journal of Urban Health. Epub July 24, 2014.

Goldenberg SM, Rivera-Mindt M, Rocha Jimenez T, Brouwer KC, Morales Miranda S, Fisher CB. Structural and Interpersonal Benefits and Risks of Participation in HIV Research: Perspectives of Female Sex Workers in Guatemala. Ethics and Behaviour. Epub 14 Aug, 2014.

Goldenberg SM, Liu V, Nguyen P, Chettiar J, Shannon K. International migration from non-endemic settings as a protective factor for HIV/STI risk among female sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Epub Apr 4 2014.

Shannon K, Strathdee SA, Goldenberg SM, Duff P*, Mwangi P, Rusakova M, Reza-Paul S, Lau J, Deering KN, Pickles M, Boily MC. Global Epidemiology of HIV among Female Sex Workers: Influence of Structural Determinants. The Lancet. Special series on HIV and sex workers, Epub July 22, 2014.

Awards & Recognition:

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)/Women’s Health Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship

University of California Global Health Institute Junior Faculty Award

Canada-U.S. Fulbright Award CIHR Doctoral Award

University of California San Diego Jean Fort Dissertation Award San Diego State University Inamori Dissertation Award

CIHR Master’s Award Canadian Public Health Association/CIHR Applied Population & Public Health Master’s Award