Andrew Eaton


MSW Thesis (2016, University of Toronto)
BSW (2012, Ryerson University)
Supervisors: Prof. Shelley L. Craig & Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley (UofT Medicine)

Room 438 / 416-978-8895 /


Andrew Eaton is a third-year PhD Student & Research Director at FIFSW, where he project-manages INQYR – The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (Prof. Shelley Craig’s SSHRC Partnership Grant). His thesis project is a community-informed pilot trial to determine feasible group therapy for people aging with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND). With Prof. Ellen Katz and the Practicum Office, Andrew also conducts research regarding field education. He is Co-Chair & FIFSW Student Director of the OASW’s Central Ontario Board.



Eaton, A. D., Tsang, A. K. T., Craig, S. L., & Ginocchio, G. F. (in press). Exploring peer researcher epistemology and insider-outsider positioning within a Canadian HIV/AIDS community-based research project: A bounded system case study. Action Research Journal.


Eaton, A. D., Ibáñez-Carrasco, F., Craig, S. L., Chan Carusone, S., Montess, M. Wells, G. A., & Ginocchio, G. F. (2018). A blended learning curriculum for training peer researchers to conduct community-based participatory research. Action Learning: Research and Practice. doi:10.1080/14767333.2018.1462143


Liboro, R. M., Ibáñez-Carrasco, F., Rourke, S. B., Eaton, A. D., Medina, C., Pugh, D., Rae, A., Ross, L. E., & Shuper, P. A. (2018). Barriers to addressing HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND): Community-based service provider perspectives. HIV & Social Services. doi:10.1080/15381501.2018.1431168


Eaton, A. D., Cattaneo, J. S., Watchorn, J. M., Bilbao-Joseph, C., Bowler, S., Hazelton, M., Myslik, J., Ross, A., & Chambers, L. (2017). From serodiscordant to magnetic: The feasibility and acceptability of a pilot psychoeducational group intervention designed to improve relationship quality. Social Work with Groups. doi:10.1080/01609513.2017.1369922


Craig, S. L., McInroy, L. B., D’Souza, S., Austin, A., McCready, L. T., Eaton, A. D., Shade, L. R., & Wagaman, M. A. (2017). Project #queery: The influence of information and communication technologies on the resilience and coping of sexual and gender minority youth in the United States and Canada. JMIR Research Protocols, 6(9):e189. doi:10.2196/resprot.8397


Eaton, A. D., Craig, S. L., & Wallace, R. (2017). The intersecting cognitive and aging needs of HIV-positive older adults: Implications for social work practice. Social Work in Health Care, 56(8), 733-747. doi:10.1080/00981389.2017.1339759


Research Grants Awarded:

Walmsley, S. L., Rosenes, R., Taylor, D., Bowdish, D. M., Falutz, J., Guaraldi, G., Guillemi, S. A., Klein, M. B., Loutfy, M. R., O’Brien, K. K., Rachlis, B. S., Rochon, P. A., Tan, D. H., Wyndham-West, M. … Eaton, A. D. (one of multiple Co-Is). (2018-2023). Correlates of healthy aging in geriatric HIV (CHANGE-HIV). Team Grant – HIV/AIDS Comorbidities Prevention and Healthy Living: CIHR. $2,487,249.


Eaton, A. D. (PI), Walmsley, S. L., Craig, S.L., Rourke, S. B., & Fallon, B. A. (2017-2019). Cognitive remediation group therapy to improve older adults’ ability to cope with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND): A pilot randomized, controlled trial. Pilot Study Funding Program: CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN). $100,000.


Walmsley, S. L., Rosenes, R., Murzin, K., Rachlis, B., … Eaton, A. D. (one of multiple Co-Is). (2018-2019). PANACHE: Preferences and needs for aging care among HIV elders in Canada. Catalyst Grant – HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Program: CIHR. $39,982.


Eaton, A. D. (PI), Chan Carusone, S., Craig, S. L., Telegdi, E., McCullagh, J., McClure, D., Berney, K., Walter, W., Zuniga, L., Boyce, N., Busch, A., Stewart, A., & Strike, C. (2017-2018). The ART of conversation: Developing a peer telephone support program for people living with HIV who use substances and are facing challenges with antiretroviral adherence following hospitalization. Community-Based Research and Evaluation (CBR&E) Grant: Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). $25,000.


Liboro, R., Shuper, P. A., Ross, L., Eaton, A. D. (Co-I), Medina, C., Pugh, D., & Rae, A. (2016-2017). Addressing the impact of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND) on the mental health of people living with HIV: Perspectives of community-based service providers on knowledge and preparedness. Capacity Building Grant: OHTN. $5,000.


Eaton, A. D. (PI), Craig, S.L., Watchorn, J., McCullagh, J., Wallace, R., Mukandoli, C., & McClure, D. (2015-2016). Exploring the role of social work in supporting people affected by HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND). CBR&E Grant: OHTN. $12,639.


Watchorn, J., Bilbao-Joseph, C., Cattaneo, J., Bowler, S., Chagoya, C., Hazelton, M., Myslik, J., Ross, A., & Eaton, A. (Co-I). Developing a psychoeducational support group for serodiscordant couples: A collaborative, participatory approach. CBR&E Grant: OHTN. $25,000.


Scholarships and Awards

Ontario Graduate Scholarship – 2016-2017; 2018-2019
International AIDS Conference Scholarship – International AIDS Society – 2016; 2018
Marion C. Soloway Scholarship – FIFSW Internal Award – 2018
Travel Award – CIHR – 2017
Flipped Workshop Award in Program Science and Community-Based Research – OHTN – 2016
Graduate Fellowship in Applied Social Work Research – Royal Bank of Canada – 2016