Sofia Bartlett is the senior scientist for STIBBIs at BCCDC. She is also an adjunct professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health.
Dr. Bartlett's research interests include:
- Addressing knowledge gaps around the overlap of 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.
- Combining community-based, participatory methods and knowledge to action research with implementation science research to optimize access to testing and care for STIBBIs, particularly among marginalized and other “hardly reached” populations, such as people who are unstably housed, people who inject drugs, and people in prison.
- Using integrated data sources 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 from UNSW in 2017, then later relocated to Canada to undertake a postdoctoral fellowship at 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 supports STIBBI surveillance and programming at BCCDC, and conducts applied public health research to address STIBBI-related knowledge gaps.