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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 18, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo

Dr. Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3031

Office Location: DAWB 5-151

Academic Background

BA (York University), MA (Wilfrid Laurier University), PhD (University of Toronto)


After completing a BA and MA in Psychology, I received a PhD in Public Health with specialisation in social and behavioural sciences.  During my doctoral training, I was a research officer at the HIV Social, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Studies Unit at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto).  I joined Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008 after spending a short time as a research assistant at St. Michael's Hospital analysing doctor-patient interactions.  During my research leaves in 2010 and 2015, I served as a visiting scholar at the University of California at Santa Barbara in the Department of Sociology where I pursued research and training in conversation analysis.

Research Interests

Conversation Analysis I am developing a conversation analytic research programme to understand the basic practices and methods for talk-in-interaction and the everyday production of social order.  

Critical Public Health I take a critical approach to public health research and practice.  With an explicit commitment to anti-oppression, I interrogate health scholarship and interventions for the ways they may reinforce social inequalities.

Gay Men's Health Through my collaborations with researchers across Canada, I have investigated health concerns relevant to gay men.  These include sexual health, recreational substance use, harm reduction, and service provision.

Selected Publications

Aguinaldo, J. P., Ahluwalia, A., Hambly, K., Koornstra, J., Rankin, B., & Roesslein, K. (2016). Needs and Supports in Transitional Housing for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Social Service Research, 42(3) 352-362. doi: 10.1080/01488376.2015.1101046

Aguinaldo, J. P. (2012). The social construction of 'Filipina/o Studies': Youth spaces and subjectivities. In R. S. Coloma, B. McElhinny, E. Tongohan, J. P. Catungal, & L. Davidson (Eds.), Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing invisibility. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.  

Aguinaldo, J. P. (2012). Qualitative analysis in gay men's health research:  Comparing thematic, critical discourse, and conversation analysis. Journal of Homosexuality, 59(6), 765-787. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2012.694753

Greenspan, N., Aguinaldo, J. P., Husbands, W., Murray, J., Ho, P., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Cedano, J., Lau, C.,Gray, T., & Maharaj, R. (2011). "It's not rocket science, what I do": Self-directed harm reduction strategies among drug using ethno-racially diverse men who have sex with men. International Journal of Drug Policy. 22(1), 56-62. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2010.09.004

Hudak, P. L., Gill, V. T., Aguinaldo, J. P., Clark, S. J., & Frankel, R. M. (2010). "I've heardwonderful things about you": How patients compliment surgeons. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(5), 777-797. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2010.01248.x

Myers, T., Allman, D., Xu, K., Remis, R. S., Aguinaldo, J., Burchell, A., Calzavara, L., & Swantee, C.(2009). The prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and HCV-HIV co-infection in a community sample of gay and bisexual men. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 13, 730-739. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.11.015

Aguinaldo, J. P., Myers, T., Ryder, K., Haubrich, D. J., Calzavara, L. (2009). Accounts of seroconversion among substance-using gay and bisexual men. Qualitative Health Research, 19(10), 1395-1406. doi: 10.1177/1049732309348362