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Dr. Josephine Wong
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

Dr. Josephine Pui-Hing Wong has extensive experience in critical public health and urban health, including the development of public health access and equity policies and inclusive practice frameworks. JW holds the positions of Professor and Research Chair in Urban Health in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing – Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University. JW’s program of research is underpinned by the principles of social justice and equity. JW works closely with the affected communities, including LGBTQ+ communities, to develop socially innovative solutions that promote collective resilience and social change. JW’s areas of research include: social identities and health practices; HIV, sexual health, and mental health in diasporic and transnational communities. 


“I prefer “kui” (佢) or she/they as a pronoun about me. In my native Cantonese language, “kui” is a non-binary gender neutral pronoun. I join the HOPE centre as an ally committed to social justice and equity. I look forward to working with passionate and compassionate colleagues to reduce preventable health disparities among LGBTQ+ communities through research and policy initiatives.”

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