Dr. Ingrid Handlovsky

Dr. Ingrid Handlovsky
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Office: HSD A440


Area of expertise

Health equity, social environments/circumstances and health practices, experiences and outcomes, gender and sexual identity, individuals, groups and populations subject to disadvantage due to structural circumstances (with a focus on discrimination) and nursing practice thereof, mental health, substance use, harm reduction, critical theory, grounded theory

My journey began with a bachelor’s in science from McMaster University followed by a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Toronto. I completed my master’s and PhD in nursing at the University of British Columbia. My research focus, broadly speaking, is health equity and examination of how our social environments (inclusive to interpersonal, historical and political dynamics) influence health practices, experiences, and ultimately, outcomes. My research is informed by social justice and critical perspectives to draw attention to the structural conditions that subject individuals, groups and populations to disadvantage and subsequently, poor health outcomes. My dissertation focused specifically on enhancing equity with gender and sexual identity and was supported by a CIHR doctoral award, UBC four Year Fellowship (4YF) and the CIHR-funded Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training (IMPART) fellowship.