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Kiran Parmar

Master's student

School of Population and Public Health

University of British Columbia

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory

I am a research assistant working with Dr. Paul Yong’s Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis research team. I completed my undergraduate studies at UBC majoring in Microbiology and Immunology and recently began my MSc journey also at UBC with School of Population and Public Health. 

Sexual, reproductive and maternal health issues remain the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescent girls in Uganda. Pregnant adolescents and their infants, together, represent one of the highest risk populations and I plan to explore factors related to the access and uptake of maternal and reproductive healthcare services. I will also describe key health outcomes and risk factors in both the adolescents and their infants. In collaboration with researchers in Uganda, I will use the data from this study to design strategic interventions to increase access and uptake of reproductive and sexual healthcare services including the HPV vaccine among this vulnerable population.

Area of Research Expertise
Sexual health; Reproductive health; Maternal health; Adolescence; Uganda; HPV vaccine