Sean Hillier
Associate Professor, York Research Chair in Indigenous Health Policy & One Health, Associate Director, Centre for Indigenous Knowledges & Languages, Special Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Resurgence at York University.

  • Dr. Sean Hillier is a queer Mi’kmaw scholar from the Qalipu First Nation. He is an assistant professor at the School of Health Policy & Management & Special Advisor to the Dean on Indigenous Resurgence in the Faculty of Health at York University. He is the Co-Chair of the Indigenous Council at York and is Co-Chair of the Working Group on Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous racism in the Faculty of Health. Additionally, Sean is a Board Member of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).
  • Sean is a former CIHR doctoral scholar in the area of Indigenous Peoples living with HIV. His collaborative research program spans the topics of aging, living with HIV and other infectious diseases, and antimicrobial resistance, all with a concerted focus on policy affecting health care access for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. He continues to work in the area of HIV research and is an Investigator with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network.
  • Sean has taught extensively in the areas of Indigenous Health, Social Determinants of Health, Indigenous Law, and Sexuality & Gender. An advocate for human rights and equality, he aims to bring greater information to the general public regarding both Indigenous Peoples and LGBT issues. He is the former Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Pride Toronto and WorldPride 2014 Toronto.

Current Research

  • Indigenous health;
  • Indigenous HIV;
  • 2-Spirited & LGBTTIQQA rights;
  • Indigenous methodologies;
  • community-engaged research;
  • Indigenous research ethics.
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Sean Hillier
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Emerging Infectious Disease and Indigenous Peoples Health & Wellbeing »Emerging Infectious Disease and Indigenous Peoples Health & Wellbeing
Social determinants »Social determinants
Gender »Gender
Antimicrobial resistance »Antimicrobial resistance
Indigenous health »Indigenous health
Equity »Equity
Ethics »Ethics
Race »Race
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