Laura Lee is a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Studies based at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. Her research maintains an interdisciplinary approach, including perspectives of public health, social medicine, anthropology and gender with a focus on marginalized children and youth. Her current work focuses on youth sexual health in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province in communities impacted by conflict and HIV. Laura's research interests also include health and social inequities, social suffering and health, resilience, psychosocial well-being of young people, creative and participatory research methodologies, and community-based approaches to research. Laura has worked as a researcher and community health practitioner in Kenya, Rwanda, Angola, Tanzania, India, and Bolivia. She holds a Master of Science degree in International Health from Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh, 2006) and a Bachelor of Science degree (honours) in Physiology from the University of Western Ontario (2004). She is a Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues where she co-founded and coordinated the Transitional Justice Network (2009-11).