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This presentation will describe the importance using of a social network perspective when understanding the transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the Canadian population.
The presenter will demonstrate that social network analysis is a powerful tool for population surveillance and the design of interventions that reduce the probability of new STI infections.
This will be undertaken through a review of social network concepts, methods for gathering social network data, and discussion of several case studies.
Although the focus of this presentation will be on the transmission of STIs, in particular HIV, it will highlight how social network analysis is broadly applicable to other public health domains and challenges, including the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease.
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Presenter: Dr. James Iveniuk
James Iveniuk is a sociologist of health, engaged in the study of social relationships across the life course. His work draws upon social network analysis, urban sociology, and personality psychology to understand how individuals and social contexts come together to produce good health. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago, and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
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