Stephanie Begun

Assistant Professor - Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Family planning, homelessness, social policy


Stephanie Begun is an Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Dr. Begun’s scholarship focuses on improving reproductive and sexual health access, education, and outcomes among homeless and other marginalized youth. Her practice-based experiences in family planning policy and community organizing inspired her career in social work research and teaching. She is the PI/Co-PI on several externally funded projects that are investigating ways by which prevention science, policy, participatory action research, and technology may work in tandem to facilitate youths’ opportunities to make self-determined, safe, and medically accurate decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Begun teaches social policy, community and organizational social work practice, and research methods, with emphasis placed on community-based participatory and arts-based research. Dr. Begun also serves as an Instructor with the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research:

Research Areas

Homeless and other marginalized youth; reproductive and sexual health; community-based participatory research; human-centered design thinking

Cities of Focus