Our Team

Mark Gaspar

  • Toronto

Dr. Mark Gaspar is a post-doctoral fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, working with Dr. Daniel Grace on the Engage and the HPV-SAVE study. Gaspar completed his doctoral work at Concordia University in Montréal in an interdisciplinary program with a focus on sociological research,...

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Abbie Parlette

  • Toronto

Abbie Parlette is the Engage Toronto Coordinator. Abbie previously served as a volunteer with the HIV Prevention Lab in 2017, and as the Engage Toronto Research Associate in 2018. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University, where she majored in Biological Science and minored...

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Daniel Grace

  • Toronto

Dr. Daniel Grace is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. Daniel is a sociologist who conducts research related to the social determinants of health, HIV and STI prevention strategies, and the sexual...

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Shayna Sparling

  • Toronto

Shana Sparling PhD is the National Team Manager (and Post-Doctoral Fellow) of Engage. Shayna has a PhD in Applied Social Psychology, with a speciality in Health Psychology. Her research has primarily focused on sexual decision-making and sexual negotiation - in particular, her work has...

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Trevor Hart

  • Toronto

Dr. Trevor A. Hart is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. Dr. Hart’s research in HIV prevention and care spans a wide variety of fields, including health psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, and public health. Dr. Hart’s research is conducted at...

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