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Brittany Davy

MA Graduate

Brittany completed her Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies and Sociology at McMaster University and simultaneously completed a McMaster/Mohawk affiliated certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She then completed her Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies (applied behaviour analysis specialization) at Brock University under Dr. Burnham Riosa’s supervision (graduated in 2020). Brittany’s research interests are in equity and access to treatment for marginalized racial communities within the healthcare field as well as intersecting variables that contribute to one’s health. For Brittany’s MA thesis, she examined the role of culture and other social variables on the mental health service utilization of newcomers to Canada within the Greater Toronto Area. She successfully presented her research at local, provincial and international conferences including the Canadian Mental Health Associations’s Mental Health For All conference. Brittany currently works at an autism program in Niagara Region, while she pursues her PhD in Health and Society at McMaster University. She plans to conduct research utilizing a critical race and black feminist theory to explore the experiences of Black mothers navigating a racialized healthcare system.