Paula Braitstein is an epidemiologist living and working in Kenya since 2007. Most of her research is oriented around major health and social issues in East Africa including HIV prevention, treatment, and the cascade of HIV care, and high risk children and youth including those who have been orphaned (from HIV and other causes), separated, abandoned, and those who are street-connected. Paula is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair of Applied Public Health Research, and won the 2017 CIHR Institute of Public and Population Health Mid-Career Trail Blazer Award for her work with street-connected and homeless youth in East Africa. In addition to doing her own research, she is Co-Field Director of Research for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Consortium in which University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health) is a partner.

Social Determinants of Health,
Gender & Health,
Community Health,
Sexual & Reproductive Health