Kristen Desjarlais-deKlerk

Assistant Professor

Dr. Desjarlais-deKlerk is a settler-Metis woman and mixed methods community-engaged researcher who studies a diverse range of topics. As a sociologist, her interests centre on inequality and health outcomes for different populations. While the majority of her research has focused on homelessness, housing, social support, health, and harm reduction, she’s explored Indigenous culture and wellbeing, sexuality and sexual pleasure, and physicians and health. Her research interests are vast, but focus on community needs.