Meaghan Thumath

Meaghan is a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford's Centre for Evidence Based Intervention. Her research interests include substance misuse, gender and health equity. As a clinical nurse specialist Meaghan has provided technical assistance to international organizations such as UNAIDS, the World Bank, and UNDP supporting health systems strengthening in Central Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa, Eastern Europe and North Africa. In Canada she led the implementation of the STOP HIV program for both Vancouver Coastal Health and BCCDC as Senior Practice Leader responsible for setting provincial HIV policy and programming. Meaghan completed a bachelor of science in nursing at the University of British Columbia and a masters of science in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Select Peer Reviewed Publications 

Lin, S. Y., Lachowsky, N. J., Hull, M., Rich, A., Cui, Z., Sereda, P., & Roth, E. A. , Thumath, M., Moore, D. et al (2016). Awareness and use of non-occupational post‐exposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men in Vancouver, Canada. HIV medicine, 17(9), 662-673.

Clarke, C. M., Cheng, T., Reims, K. G., Steinbock, C. M., Thumath, M., Milligan, R. S., & Barrios, R. (2015). Implementation of HIV treatment as prevention strategy in 17 Canadian sites: immediate and sustained outcomes from a 35-month Quality Improvement Collaborative. BMJ Quality & Safety, bmjqs-2015.B.

B. Ng, D. Moore, W. Michelow, R. Hogg, R. Gustafson, W. Robert, S. Kanters, M. Thumath, M. McGuire, M. Gilbert (2014). Relationship between disclosure of same sex sexual activity to providers and HIV diagnosis and other sexual health services for men who have sex with men: Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2014 Apr 16; 105(3): e186-91.

J. Craig Phillips, Carrie De Palma, R. Paul Kerston, Todd Sakakibara, William Booth, Mary Petty, Linda Akagi, Meaghan Thumath (2012). Brief Report: Preliminary Course Impact Evaluation. University of British Columbia.

Gustafson, R., Sandhu, J., MacDonald, L., Chu, T., Thumath, M., Heath, K., & Montaner, J. (2012). Population-level monitoring of STOP HIV/AIDS pilot project activities across Vancouver, British Columbia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 16, e182. DOI:10.1016/j.ijid.2012.05.740


B. Lightfoot, C. Panessa, S. Hayden, M. Thumath, I. Goldstone, B. Pauly (2009).  Gaining Insite: Harm Reduction in Nursing Practice. Canadian Nurse: Apr; 105(4):16-22.

Peer Reviewed Academic Posters and Oral Presentations 

Mah, A, Pick, N, Thumath, M., Money, D.  (2016) The Hepatitis C Cascade of Care in a Women-Centered HIV Clinic in Canada . CROI 2016: 6th International Workshop on HIV & Women Feb 22, 2016. Boston, Massachusetts.  

Cheng T, Clarke C, Milligan RS, Thumath M, Reims KG, Steinbock C, Day I, Barrios R. Barriers to improving clinical HIV/AIDS outcomes during the first 11 months of a quality improvement collaborative. 21st Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Scientific Symposium. Orlando, USA. December 7, 2015.

Thumath, M., Moore, D., Hull, M., Brownrigg, B., Sandstra, I. Ogilvie, G. (2015).  Implementation of a rapid referral pathway to HIV treatment for gay men and MSM diagnosed with acute HIV infection in sexual health clinics in British Columbia. TUPED782. Poster session presented at the International AIDS Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Clarke, C., Cheng, K. Reims, C. Steinbock, S. Milligan, Thumath, M., D. Hall, E. Kanigan, J. Postnikoff, J. Toy, R. Undi, R. Barrios. (2015). Descriptive case study of a quality improvement intervention to implement evidence-based HIV care and improve HIV care and treatment outcomes in 17 British Columbia sites. TUPED770. Poster session presented at the International AIDS Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Brownrigg, B., Gilbert, M., Consolacion, T., Wong, S., Moore, D., Thumath, M., Unger, D., Salway-Hottes, T., Ogilvie, G. (2015). What was old is new again: The anonymous HIV testing (AHT) pilot in British Columbia. CPHA: Public Health 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

K Vasarhelyi, S Kok, JSG Montaner, AR Rutherford, R Barrios, K McPherson, M Thumath, L Tran,  A Nathoo, R Gustafson.  Role of Routine HIV Testing in Concentrated Epidemics: Operations Research for Optimizing the HIV Testing Program in an Urban Canadian Setting. IAS 2013: Late break oral presentation. Kuala Lumpur.

M Thumath, M Compton, S Boys, J Pringle (2012).  Integration of housing interventions within a Treatment as Prevention (TasP) pilot initiative in Vancouver, Canada. Poster presentation for AIDS 2012:  Washington, DC.

M Thumath, M Pearce, P Spittal, M Schecter (2008). Indigenous communities and overrepresentation in child welfare systems, a potential risk factor for HIV/AIDS? Oral Presentation to the XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico

M Thumath, M Pearce, P Spittal, M Schecter (2008). The stolen children of women who use drugs, a potential risk factor for HIV/AIDS?  Lessons for nurses and the harm reduction community from young Aboriginal women in two Canadian cities.  Major Presentation to the International Harm Reduction Conference, Barcelona, Spain.