The following people participate in our network by contributing their time and expertise to be members of our advisory board, committees and working groups. Their guidance helps ensure that the OHTN conducts and supports the most innovative and scientifically rigorous HIV research with the potential to improve the health and well-being of people with HIV in Ontario. We thank them for their contribution.
Randy Jackson is currently completing his PhD at McMaster University in the faculty of Social Work. Randy is also the Director of Research and Programs with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and a recent OHTN Community Scholar. Originally from the Chippewas of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation (southwestern Ontario), Randy has been involved in a number research projects that engage the community and incorporate Aboriginal values and perspectives. Reflecting his beliefs about the significance of Aboriginal self-determination, Randy helped develop CAAN’s position statement Principles of Research Collaboration.
His research interests include cultural competence in service provision, homophobia from the perspective of two-spirit women, cultural resiliency, Aboriginal participation in clinical trials, and mental health and depression.