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 instructor at the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, as well as an adjunct professor in Sociology at Mount Allison University (specializing in social policy and non-profit leadership). She also is chair of the CIHR's HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Review Committee.

To hear about San's approach to teaching and how she bridges her work with HIV NGOs and teaching about sustainability, please check out this podcast.



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Check out San's ORCID profile ORCID.