Katie Herlick MSc (c)
Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
I am an MSc student in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. My MSc research focuses on access to oral health care for women who are clients of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry), a non-profit organization that supports women and their families who are at-risk for involvement with, or involved with, the criminal justice system.
I also work as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC on a community-based participatory research project with EFry. Through this project, we aim to identify how mothers who are enrolled in the Growing Great Kids program, an attachment-based parenting program at EFry, can be supported by their peers (mothers who share similar life experiences).
What are your key research interests?
I am interested in community-based and participatory approaches to prison health research.
What drew you to working with Transformative Health & Justice?
I was drawn to the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from various disciplines and various domains of prison health research, to understand how our research overlaps and how we can improve the impact of our work.
I was also drawn to the unique opportunity to engage and learn from the many stakeholders who will be involved in our work, including researchers, community partners, and members of the community, all of whom will contribute unique knowledge and expertise to guide prison health research in a meaningful way.