Nina Lamberti

MSc student, Public Health and Health Systems


Nina Lamberti


MSc Public Health and Health Systems

Graduate supervisor

Martin Cooke

My thesis  

My research investigates how the cost barrier to contraception might differentially affect racialized and Indigenous women. Currently, in Canada there has been no investigation into how racialized and Indigenous women use birth control. Using Black feminist theories and centralizing intersectionality framework, I am investigating how historical oppression might impact racialized and Indigenous women’s use of high-cost birth control. My thesis will examine data from the 2020 cycle of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and use several regression models with interaction terms to align with current intersectional quantitative research practices. Further, my research questions how intergenerational trauma, social segregation and labour market segregation resulting from centuries of structural racism might influence modern reproductive health inequity. Beyond an investigation of use, I am examining how Quebec’s subsidization of birth control might result in different use of contraception. Ultimately, I hope to provide evidence for universal contraception coverage as well as highlight the importance of race-based data in reproductive health literature. 

My time in the School of Public Health Sciences (SPHS)  

My time at SPHS has helped me realize the importance of intersectional, decolonized and inclusive practices in academia. It has contributed to my passion for equity-based approaches to my work and prompted my extra-curricular involvement in projects and communities that advocate for social justice. 

Selected Publications 

Anxiety, depression and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from a cross-sectional survey doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.02.059 

Mental Health during the first wave of COVID-19 in Canada, the USA, Brazil and Italy 

doi: 10.1080/13651501.2021.1956544