Dr. Roula Hawa is an Assistant Professor in Family Studies and Human Development at Brescia University College at Western University. A mixed-methods researcher, she brings vast experience in community-based participatory research and intervention research and has worked with racialized and immigrant women and youth communities in Ontario in the area of HIV prevention, resilience, stigma reduction, and sexual health since 2014. Dr. Hawa is currently the Principal Investigator for the YSMENA Study, a research program focused on the sexual health of diaspora Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) youth in Canada, funded by CIHR and CANFAR. Roula also serves as an Associate Editor at Progress in Community Health Partnerships, Johns Hopkins University Press.