Shira Goldenberg

Dr. Shira Goldenberg Dr. Shira Goldenberg is a post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative (GSHI) of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in the Department of Medicine at UBC. She is a global health researcher who has been conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research on social and structural factors shaping HIV/STI risk among mobile, vulnerable populations since 2006.

Dr. Goldenberg is a CIHR- and MSFHR-funded post-doctoral fellow with GSHI and University of California San Diego. Her current research aims to explore the gendered health impacts of migration, mobility, and youth sex work among female sex workers in Canada and Latin America.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Medicine
Department: Medicine
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Location: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Recent Publications

Goldenberg SM, Silverman J, Bojorquez-Chapela I, Engstrom D, Usita P, Rolon ML, Strathdee SA. Exploring the context of involuntary and adolescent sex industry involvement in Tijuana, Mexico: Consequences for HIV risk and prevention. Violence Against Women (In Press).

Goldenberg SM, Silverman JG, Engstrom D, Bojorquez-Chapela I, Strathdee SA. “Right here is the gateway”: Mobility, sex work entry and HIV risk along the Mexico-U.S. border. International Migration. Epub 14 June 2013.

Goldenberg SM, Rangel, G., Staines, H., Vera, A., Lozada, R., Nguyen, L., Silverman, J.G., Strathdee S.A. Individual, interpersonal, and social-structural correlates of involuntary sex exchange among female sex workers in two Mexico-U.S. border cities. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2013 63 (5): 639-46.

Goldenberg SM, Strathdee SA, Peres-Rosales MD, Sued O. Mobility and HIV in Central America and Mexico: A Critical Review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2012; 14(1):48-64.

Goldenberg SM, Strathdee SA, Gallardo Cruz M, Rhodes T, Wagner KD, Patterson TL. "Over here, it's just drugs, women and all the madness": The HIV risk environment of clients of female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico. Social Science & Medicine 2011; 72(7): 1185-1192.