Shayda is a third-year MD/PhD student at the UBC Faculty of Medicine. She completed her B.Sc. in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and has previously worked for the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She is supervised by Dr. Hélène Côté and Dr. Melanie Murray to study healthy aging and endocrine changes in women living with HIV. Her project will compare the prevalence of hormonal dysregulation and age-related comorbidities in women living with and not living with HIV, as well as develop methods for engaging community in basic science and clinical research. Shayda is excited to be part of this multi-disciplinary, community-engaged project, which will include biological, clinical, and socio-structural dimensions. She hopes that her research will help to improve the care of women living with HIV and encourage providers to see their patients from a holistic lens.
HIV, women’s health, healthy aging