Dr. Arija Birze is a full-time Research Associate III at the Institute for Better Health. Dr. Birze completed her PhD at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, and then continued as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. During her PhD she was also a Research Fellow at The Wilson Centre for Health Professions Education Research at the U of T/University Health Network. Her research examines both gender and work as social determinants of health with a focus on the health implications of occupational stress and potentially traumatic exposures in the gendered workplace. Dr. Birze brings over 15 years of experience in interdisciplinary mixed methods and qualitative health research and looks forward to applying her expertise in the healthcare setting.