Kiffer G. Card, PhD, is the recipient of three prestigious and competitive post-doctoral fellowship awards (The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Health Systems Impact Fellowship, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Awards, and the Canadian HIV/Trials Network Post-doctoral Fellow Award) and works as a research fellow with the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria where he studies sexual behaviour, substance use, and mental health among priority populations that include youth, people who use drugs, people living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C, and sexual and gender minorities. His research aims to improve patient access and care for these populations by addressing social, geographic, and behavioural barriers to care. In doing so, his research leverages a wide variety of data collection methods – ranging from clinical records, in-person interviews, administrative data sources, and web-based surveys. Dr. Card’s methodological expertise is in survey design, quantitative methods, and multivariable modeling, which includes multilevel regression modeling, complex sample weighting, and latent construct identification.
Prior to beginning his post-doctoral training, Dr. Card received a BSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a PhD in Health Sciences. Additionally, he recently completed a Certificate in Policy Development and Implementation to increase his capacity for intervening within complex health system environments. On top of these educational achievements, Dr. Card has co-authored 26 publications (14 as first author), written 11 additional manuscripts which are under review (6 as first author), and prepared numerous grants for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). These grants have received over $500,000 CAD in funding. As an affiliate researcher with the Community-based Research Centre, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Dr. Card has also collaborated on a number of health systems research projects as a co-investigator. These projects have received more than $10,000,000 CAD in funding from the leading funding agencies in Canada. Dr. Card has promoted his work in 10 mainstream and sector-specific media outlets; presented at 5 community-based conferences and 8 academic conferences around the world. Through his involvement with the Advance Alliance – a consortium of the leading LGBTQ2S+ health organizations in Canada – Dr. Card has made it a priority to build capacity and cooperation among community-based organizations serving sexual and gender minorities across Canada. Dr. Card is also proud to be pioneering the use of advanced data visualization technologies to democratize access to key research findings and to be using his web development skills to provide open access to his scholarly work.
On top of Dr. Card’s successful research program, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching (7 courses as instructor of record; 12 as a teaching assistant) and has mentored graduate and undergraduate students at three universities. Dr. Card is also active in the academic community, where he has volunteered as a union steward, served as a member of the board of directors for the Island Sexual Health Society, and given his time as a guest editor and peer reviewer for nearly 20 academic journals.