Dr. Brittany Bingham (she/her)
Director of Indigenous Research
Dr. Brittany Bingham, MPH, PhD is of mixed ancestry and a proud member of the Shíshálh Nation and inaugural Director of Indigenous Research at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. She has worked in various capacities in research with Indigenous communities and policy for over 15 years. She is passionate about community-driven research, Indigenous research methods, health equity, Indigenous women’s health, Indigenous housing and homelessness, cultural safety and reconciliation. Dr. Bingham has overseen Indigenous cultural safety and humility efforts across research practices at CGSHE/University of British Columbia.
In her joint Director of Indigenous Research role, Dr. Bingham is the Indigenous lead for a newly launched Access to Responsive Justice Project, which focuses on access to responsive and restorative justice for marginalized and racialized women, including Indigenous women and Two-Spirit people, who experience gender-based violence across communities in BC. Dr. Bingham was recently awarded new funding from Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research on “Informing the COVID-19 Response for Vancouver’s Urban Indigenous Population Using Community-Driven Methods and Big Data Analytics”.
Dr. Bingham has previously overseen Canadian Institutes of Health Research projects jointly led by First Nations Health Authority and Simon Fraser University examining co-decision making among key partners in the transformation of First Nations governance in BC. She has also held a number of high-level Indigenous advisor roles including Aboriginal Policy Analyst with the BC Ministry and led Indigenous research with Fraser Health teams and VCH Aboriginal Health. She is @drbrittbingham on Twitter.