BIO - SAN PATTEN
San Patten lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she
works as a health research and evaluation consultant. She completed
a Masters degree in Community Health Sciences at the University
of Calgary (1999), and then worked for AIDS Calgary Awareness Association
and for the Alberta Community Council on HIV.
In 2005, San started her own consulting practice, specializing in HIV/AIDS policy development,
program evaluation, facilitation, capacity building and community-based research. San has provided technical assistance internationally in many of these areas. Her international work experience includes
projects in India, Mexico, Zambia, Kenya, Moldova, Serbia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Uganda and South Africa.
She has worked extensively with
issues relating to injection drug use and the sex trade. In the last few years, much of her work has focused on new HIV prevention technologies (policy research and development, capacity building and facilitation).
San is an adjunct professor in Sociology at Mount Allison University (specializing in social policy and non-profit leadership), and she teaches about health promotion at the University of Alberta School of Public Health and about social change at Dalhousie's College of Sustainability. She also is chair of the CIHR's HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Review Committee.
SAN PATTEN'S CURRICULUM VITAE