Dr. Lauren Casey,PhD
Lauren has worked with several regional, national and international organizations committed to the reduction of health inequalities in society and, more particularly, among sex work populations. She has created, developed and delivered successful government-funded harm reduction programs, and has been the recipient of several awards for her contribution to the betterment of health and well-being of persons involved in the sex industry. She is Co-Principal Investigator of a CIHR-funded project entitled Supervising Sex Work: Challenges to Workplace Safety and Health (2011-2017) examining managers’ experiences in the sex industry with the goal of learning about their perspectives on health, safety and well-being in their workplaces. In 2011 Lauren traveled to Kenya, Africa to provide interview training at the University of Nairobi, followed by three days in Kibera conducting interviews with female survival sex workers. This fieldwork was part of A Kenya Free of AIDS: Harnessing Interdisciplinary Science for HIV Prevention (KEFA), a United States National Institutes of Health-funded research project that interlinked the University of Nairobi, the University of Washington and the University of Victoria. While in Africa she travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she was invited to disseminate a harm reduction program created by, and for, sex workers.
Lauren is Co-Investigator on The Ethics Project