Travis Scheadler, MSW, MS, LSW | PhD Student, Social Work
Travis Scheadler (he/him/his) is a third-year PhD student in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. He is interested in LGBTQ+ community engagement, social justice advocacy and policy, and sport for social justice. His recent thesis explored the experiences of college coaches engaging in advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and racial justice. He has published numerous peer-review articles and chapters and has presented at several regional, national, and international conferences in these areas. He also serves as a Junior Associate Editor for the Journal for Advancing Sport Psychology in Research. Travis also enjoys volunteering and organizing advocacy events and workshops. He works with Dr. Eaton on the H-MSM project.
Shih-Ju Claire Lung | Master's Student, Social Work
Shih-Ju Claire Lung is a Master of Social Work student at the University of Toronto. Her thesis, co-supervised by Dr. Eaton, explores the trajectory of suicide bereavement and post-traumatic growth after the death within Chinese communities in Canada. Her thesis also aims to understand how Chinese culture influences the process of suicide bereavement. Claire has experience working with clients with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. She is completing her clinical practicum at a Centre for Depression, providing individual and group psychotherapy to clients with mood disorders. As a future social worker, Claire is interested in working with newcomers and immigrants, LGBTQ2S+ communities, and people with mental health problems.
Jenny Hui (she/ her) | PhD Student, Counselling and Clinical Psychology
Jenny Hui (she/her) is pursuing her PhD in Counselling and Clinical Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Her research focuses on resilience and mental health among BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, and how intersecting identities inform health disparities and clinical interventions. Her Master’s thesis explored the lived experiences of bisexual East Asian youth in Canada, and she has published two book chapters championing social justice in psychotherapy. Most recently, she served as a co-facilitator of group therapy for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, and she co-authored a journal article on multimodal research with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. Ultimately, Jenny’s scholarship and practice strive to uplift the stories of people and communities who are under-represented in counselling, psychology, and social work. In this lab, Jenny works on the HIV, Aging, and Cognition project.
Marvelous Muchenje, BSW, MSc, RSW | PhD Student, Social Work
Marvelous Muchenje is a PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is the Community Relations Manager at ViiV Healthcare Canada. She has twenty-two (22) years’ experience working as a manager, project coordinator, and other administrative roles in the non-profit and NGO sector. Career history includes twelve (12) years of experience specializing in outreach to women and ethnic-cultural communities in Toronto. Marvelous is an outspoken HIV activist for the prevention, education and compassionate treatment of people living and affected by HIV. With her humor, she battles tirelessly for both public recognition and respect, giving thousands of women a voice in the fight against stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV. She believes in human potential and that if HIV-positive people are given the right nurturing and support they not only become good at what they are hired to do, but they can even achieve greatness, resulting in meaningful involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Diagnosed with HIV in 1995, she continues to participate passionately in the HIV movement, being the voice of the voiceless, and advocating for the meaningful involvement of women living with HIV in issues that have an impact on their wellbeing. Marvelous’ research interests include mental health, social justice, human rights, women and HIV, sexual and reproductive rights, social policy, transnationalism, and globalization. She is also interested in developing community-based and participatory research approaches that are culturally responsive to the communities she works with. Marvelous works on the lab’s HIV, Aging, and Cognition project.
Nelson Pang, MSW, RSW | PhD Student, Social Work
Nelson Pang is a first-year PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. He previously completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto, along with a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo. His research interests include children and youth mental health, issues in access to health care, and social epidemiology. He am interested in researching evidence-based solutions to health issues through a social-determinants lens. In the lab, Nelson supports grant applications and conducts data analysis.