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Painting by Katrina Miller, called The Black Dog Transgender suicide

My MSW thesis research focused on exploring and understanding variation in reports of transgender suicidality. I am currently in the process of preparing several manuscripts for publication that elaborate on how factors like ethnicity, gender identity, and sex assigned at birth, influence this.

Drawing of a bed with a picture of a bed bug in a red crossed out circle above it Mapping Bedbugs in Toronto

For my MSW practicum, I mapped the pattern of bedbug reports to Toronto Public Health with GIS software. I was inspired to do this by Patrick McCain's excellent bedbug maps, as published in the Toronto Star's Map of the Week Blog. The completed maps show some interesting trends and strongly support the reinstatement of Ontario's Provincial Bedbug Strategy Funding, which ran out on March 31st, 2012. My work on this issue was featured in the Toronto Star, presented at a community bedbug forum, and can be downloaded here.

Picture of the Washington MonumentPhalloplasty

I worked on a review of the development of phalloplasty and scrotoplasty, in FTM transsexuals, from 1980 to 2012. I presented the results of this research at the 2012 Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health conference.