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Margaret Erickson


Sep 2014Apr 2016

Masters in Public Health (MPH)

University of British Columbia
Sep 2010Apr 2013

B.A International Studies - Conflict and Security

Simon Fraser University
Sep 2011Apr 2013

Certificate in African Studies

Simon Fraser University

Sexual Health Educator

Options for Sexual Health


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Work experience


Research Associate

BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS -Gender and Sexual Health Initiative

Research related activities including analysing data and preparation of manuscripts for publication for and with women living with HIV in metro- Vancouver, and women sex workers in post-conflict northern Uganda


Research Interviewer

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS -Urban Health Research Initiative, Vancouver

Position: Interviewer for the Urban Health Research Initiative which evaluates drug use and HIV/AIDS on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Community Outreach, Data Collection. 


Residential & Weekend Youth Worker

Anika Youth Services, Surrey

Residential Youth Worker in a group home for at risk female youth, implementing programming, and overseeing all day to day activities. Maintaining household budget and paperwork. Weekend Youth Worker for 15 youth.

Feb 2013Mar 2013

Practicum (Volunteer)

Onyx Program, Plea Community Services, Vancouver

Duties: Assisted in the planning of March Awareness Week on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Youth and Children, in partnership with the Vancouver Community Action Team (VCAT)

May 2012Aug 2012

Sexual Health Outreach Worker (Volunteer)

Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, Ghana, Africa

Duties: Outreach; presentations on issues of sexual and reproductive health for communities, schools and prisons. HIV testing and counselling. Implementing programs with youth.

Jun 2011Sep 2011

Youth Support Worker

Daughters and Sisters, Plea Community Services, Surrey

Position: Youth Support Worker for a 6 month drug rehabilitation & addiction program for girls ages 13-18. Government supported Summer Student position

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Community Outreach

Lattitude Global Volunteering, Vancouver

Connecting with community stakeholders, and services to promote international volunteering for youth. Government supported summer student position

May 2010Apr 2010

Construction Project (Volunteer)

Independent Volunteer, Ghana, Africa

Fundraising, organizing and planning a two week renovation of a girls  dormitory in a boarding school. Buying supplies, managing finances and employing labourers.


Journal Articles

Margaret Erickson, Shira M. Goldenberg, Monika Akello, Miriam Ajok, Paul Nguyen, Katherine A. Muldoon, Godfrey Muzaaya, Kate Shannon. (2014). Title: Structural determinants of dual contraceptive use among female sex workers in conflict-affected Gulu, northern Uganda. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.


Submission: Currently Under Review (Dec 2014)