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Davy Brittany, PhD Student

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Brittany Davy

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:


  Dr. Lydia Kapiriri

I recently was awarded an MA in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis for my research on the intersection of culture and mental health service utilization for newcomers to Canada.

My research interests include: immigrant and refugee mental health, service equity and accessibility for marginalized communities, racial health disparities and the medicalization of POC & their bodies.

I have supported children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities as an instructor therapist for several years and am now studying to write my exam to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).




  • PhD (Student) in Health and Society, McMaster University

  • MA in Applied Disability Studies, Specialization: Applied Behaviour Analysis, Brock University (2020)

  • BA (Honours) in Health Studies and Sociology, McMaster University (2017)


TA Experience:

September-December 2020
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Yvonne LeBlanc
HLTHAGE 1BB3: Introduction to Aging & Society

January-April 2020
Teaching Assistant, Brock University
Supervisor: Instructor Melissa Legree

January- April 2019
Teaching Assistant, Brock University
Supervisor: Dr. Maureen Connolly