Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Victoria
Mikael Jansson’s research is focused on the health of vulnerable populations as well as on research ethics and research methods. He applies his demographic training primarily to understand life transitions of street-involved youth and low prestige service workers in Canada, the United States and Kenya. In the five years he has published four books and 10 referred articles in journals including the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Addiction, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Qualitative Health Research, Harm Reduction Journal, International Journal of Behavioral Development, Journal of Mental Health, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and the Journal of Adolescence. In the last five years, he has received external funding from the NIH, the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These grants are funding three large current projects that are involved with data collection in Kenya, Victoria BC and in six sites across Canada. He just completed the data collection on a two site, four wave panel sample in Victoria, BC Canada, and Sacramento California.