Arthritis At Home 200 – The lived experiences of 2SLGBTQQIA+ populations living with arthritis who experience chronic pain
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Ms. Ellen Wang, ACE’s programs coordinator, speaks with Dr. Codie Primeau, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Arthritis Research Canada and the University of British Columbia. Codie recently received a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Arthritis Society for his work exploring the lived experiences of 2SLGBTQQIA+ populations living with arthritis who experience chronic pain. Throughout their discussion, Codie describes how he and his team plan to use Citizen Science as an approach to engaging with individuals who are sexually and gender diverse and work collaboratively to co-develop research questions that are meaningful for 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities. Ellen and Codie also speak to some of the challenges we face with conventional research designs that lead to underrepresentation of marginalized groups, and how he and his team are planning to adapt their approach to better address the needs of 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities in the research process.
Additional learning resources
- Engage with the burden of pain online platform here
- Dr. Primeau and team are also doing another study in parallel with long COVID. Learn more and engage with the platform here
- Dr. Primeau’s presentation about the whole project at the September KT Connects
- A report from the Standing Committee on Health in Canada presented to the House of Commons addressing the health of 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities in Canada