Sanjana Mitra, MPH (she/her)

Research Management

Vancouver, BC

Sanjana is a public health researcher and consultant living and working on the traditional, unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is deeply committed to promoting health equity and bridging the gap between research evidence and underserved communities.

Sanjana has a demonstrated ability to lead community-embedded, policy-relevant research across diverse populations and settings. She possesses abundant experience managing the data-to-day operations of research studies and has successfully supported the acquisition over $1M in grant funding to conduct community-based research in the areas of HIV, harm reduction, substance use, and mental health. Notable highlights from this work include successfully managing two supervised consumption services (SCS) feasibility studies, developing a toolkit for SCS feasibility research, and obtaining funding for a large-scale evaluation of integrated supervised consumption models.

Sanjana is a skilled quantitative and qualitative researcher, with experience in protocol and research instrument development, data collection, analyses, and knowledge translation. Her work is guided by anti-oppression, anti-racist, and equity-based approaches and informed by her interdisciplinary background. She is currently completing her doctoral training at the University of British Columbia in applied social epidemiology, where she aims to advance evidence-based efforts to support the health and wellbeing of communities facing long-standing marginalization.

Services offered:

  • Research management
  • Grant writing, preparation, and budget development
  • Research protocol and instrument development
  • Medical writing, systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and rapid reviews