Shayna Sparling

Shana Sparling PhD is the National Team Manager of Engage.

Shayna has a PhD in Applied Social Psychology, with a speciality in Health Psychology. Her research primarily focuses on the roles of social connection and stigma in the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority men. Her work with Engage has already demonstrated that social support and community connections can be important sources of resilience for gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men. For more information about Shayna and her research please visit


HIV Prevention Lab
Ryerson University
105 rue Bond Street
Room/bureau 207
Toronto, ON M5B 1Y3

Ph/ Tél: (416) 979-5000 x2158