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Prof. David Brennan on the Scott Thompson Show, Global News

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Scott Thompson Show – with Anthony Urciuoli in for Scott –

Why are STI’s on the rise?

There’s been an alarming increase in the amount of STI’s found across Canada, including anew surge in Syphillis. What’s the cause and what can be done?

Professor Brennan’s interview is from approximately 1:15-15:50

Guest: David Brennan, Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

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A story had made rounds last month in regards to a “Gamer Girl” who streams herself playing video games. She decided to sell her bath water for $30. Anthony Ucriuoli wants to know why people are buying it!

Guest: Kristin Sunata Walker, CEO or everythingEHR and the MHNR Network, been working within the health care field for more than two decades. She started out in medical billing for an Urgent Care center in Southern California. Kristin is also the host of Mental Health News Radio.

Last night was the second half of the Democratic debate. Who actually came out on top? Who were surprise hits and who didn’t do too well?

Guest: Reggie Cecchini, Global News Correspondent based in Washington D.C.

The Surfer Bros are a (comedic) duo who attend municipal city council meetings, around California, pushing for controversial legislation. One of their latest battles is getting Nickelback diplomatic immunity in the U.S.

Chad Kroeger and JT, Surfer Bros


Prof. David Brennan’s research lab, CRUISElab featured on UofT News

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U of T’s CRUISElab is an interdisciplinary social work research lab that focuses on the health and well-being of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. Prof. David Brennan and researchers hope to build a sense of community by using social media apps to promote sexual health and then track the tactic’s effectiveness in reaching the desired audience.

Prof. David Brennan speaks on CTV’s Your Morning

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It’s been 35 years since the cause of HIV was discovered.

Here’s what has changed since this virus was discovered, and what the outlook is today for someone with an HIV diagnosis.

Prof. David Brennan receives Canadian Association of HIV Research award

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  Professor David Brennan, director of CRUISElab, received the Excellence in Research Award-Social Sciences at the annual […]

Qualitative study of complex patients article published by PhD student Bill O’Leary, Profs. Shelley Craig, David Brennan et al.

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The lived experience of the hospital discharge “plan”: A longitudinal qualitative study of complex patients, received ‘Editor’s Pick’ in the January edition of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Background: Transitions in care are a high-risk time for patients. Complex patients account for the largest proportion of healthcare costs but experience lower quality and discontinuity of care. The experiences of complex patients can be used to identify gaps in hospital discharge practices and design interventions to improve outcomes.

SSWR Conference 2017: Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth

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  The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) advances, disseminates, and translates research that addresses issues […]

Profs. Brennan and Logie named SSWR Fellows for 2017

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Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2017 class include Professor David Brennan and Professor Carmen Logie.

SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society — to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society.

Prof. David Brennan inSocialWork podcast on CRUISElab

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In this podcast, Dr. David Brennan talks about his work in the development and evaluation of online outreach to address issues of gay and bisexual men’s health. To highlight this work, Dr. Brennan describes CRUISElab, a research lab focused on gay and bisexual men’s health. He also talks about the “Cruising Counts” study, which has been essential in developing new guidelines for online health outreach to gay men in Ontario.

Prof. David Brennan comments on social media dating tools and the rise in sexually transmitted diseases

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Alberta Health Services has suggested an outbreak in sexually transmitted diseases should be blamed on so-called hookup apps. But some experts say not enough research has been done to prove such a link.

Sexually transmitted infection data from Toronto Public Health: Prof. David Brennan speaks to Global News

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Professor Brennan talks about the implications of the report for gay men in Toronto.