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PhD candidate, School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Ashleigh Rich is a Canada- and U.S.- based social epidemiologist, with a research program focused on HIV, sex/gender and LGBTQ2S+ populations. She has 15 years of diverse professional experience in academic health research settings, as well as working with community-based organizations centered on LGBTQ2S+ health equity. Ashleigh is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Population & Public Health, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, from which she also holds a Master of Public Health degree. She is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Banting & Best Doctoral Scholar, a UBC Friedman Award holder, and a researcher with the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.


  • 2022–present
    Adjunct professor, Simon Fraser University
  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2016–2021
    Doctoral fellow, University of British Columbia


  • 2021 
    University of British Columbia, PhD
  • 2013 
    University of British Columbia, MPH


Canadian Institutes for Health Research Banting & Best Doctoral Research Award, Friedman Award for Scholars in Health, University of British Columbia 4-year Fellowship, CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Study Award