Chloe Zivot

BA (Hons.) International Development Studies


Chloe is a Phd Candidate in the third year of her doctoral studies in Public Health and International Development. Chloe holds a BA from the University of Guelph in International Development Studies, throughout which she developed keen interests in global health, maternal and child health, gender, and food security through research and work opportunties in Canadian communities and abroad. Chloe is committed to critical community engaged research methodologies and practices, and is privleged to participate in such initiatives through her work as a research assistant with the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, as well as through her own doctoral research.

For her doctoral research, Chloe is honoured to facilitate the Health in HIPPY Homes (HHH) project, in partnership with Mothers Matter Centre, Calgary Immigrant Women's Association, and affiliated service providers countrywide. HHH is a multi-study project exploring: a) pathways and barriers to wellbeing of mothers and families from refugee backgrounds during resettlement in Calgary, AB; b) participating families' experiences of the COVID-19 crisis; and c) the role of participation in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), a home-based social intervention, in shaping and mitigating barriers to household wellbeing during resettlement in Canadian communities (as well as during the pandemic). 

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary research in gender and health
  • Critical community-engaged scholarship
  • Holistic conceptions of community, household, and individual wellbeing
  • Forced migration and processes of resettlement