Sofia Bartlett is the Senior Scientist for STIBBIs at BCCDC.
Dr. Bartlett's research interests include:
- Addressing knowledge gaps around the overlap of infectious diseases (primarily Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections [STIBBIs], as well as emerging/re-emerging infections such as SARS-CoV-2 and Tuberculosis), substance use, and incarceration, that have the potential to inform public health policy and programming, while also advancing the rights and the health of marginalized people.
- Health services and implementation science research to optimise access to testing and care for STIBBIs, particularly among marginalized and other 'hardly reached' populations such as people who are unstably housed and people in prison.
- Using integrated data sources and novel methods such as molecular epidemiology to enhance surveillance, as well as monitoring and evaluation of public health interventions and programming, for STBBIs.
Dr. Bartlett obtained a BSc(Hons) in Science in 2010 from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. She then joined the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Bartlett received a PhD in Medicine from UNSW in 2017, then later relocating to Canada and joining UBC as a CIHR Health System Impact Fellow in 2018.
Currently, Dr. Bartlett is the Senior Scientist for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STIBBI) with Clinical Prevention Services at BCCDC. She is a Co-Investigator with the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C as well as the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort. She is the lead of the Pathways to STBBI Care in Prisons and Test Link Call Projects, as well as Co-Primary Investigator of the ADVANCE COVID-19 Vaccines Study.