Dr. Adrian Guta

Adrian Guta
Assistant Professor
Office: 167 Ferry Street
Windsor, ON N9A 0C5
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 6761
E-mail: aguta@uwindsor.ca

Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Critical studies of health and social service provision
  • HIV prevention, treatment, and care
  • Substance use and harm reduction
  • Community-based and participatory research approaches
  • Qualitative methods
  • Bioethics, public health ethics, and research ethics
  • Foucault and governmentality studies

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
  • M.S.W, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • B.A. (Hon.), University of Toronto

Research Affiliations

  • Capacity Research Unit, University of British Columbia
  • Carleton University, Department of Health Sciences, Adjunct Research Professor

Editorial Work

  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.


Dr. ADRIAN GUTA is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor. He is currently co-leading a multi-study program of research examining the health care needs of people living with HIV who are actively substance using (e.g., using illicit drugs or drinking hazardously) during hospital admissions, with the goal of developing strategies to better support their ability to remain engaged in care, and to promote harm reduction approaches within hospitals. Dr. Guta regularly partners with community and clinical partners to design research studies which meet the needs of patients and service users. His research is supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, and the National Institutes of Drug Abuse. 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
  1. Mannell, J., & Guta, A. (2017). The ethics of researching intimate partner violence in global health: A case study from global health research. Global Public Health, 1-15. doi:10.1080/17441692.2017.1293126
  1. Guta, A., Murray, S. J., Strike, C., Flicker, S., Upshur, R., & Myers, T. (2016). Governing Well in Community-Based Research: Lessons from Canada’s HIV Research Sector on Ethics, Publics and the Care of the Self. Public Health Ethics. doi:10.1093/phe/phw024
  1. Strike, C., Guta, A., de Prinse, K., Switzer, S., & Carusone, S. C. (2016). Opportunities, challenges and ethical issues associated with conducting community-based participatory research in a hospital setting. Research Ethics, 12(3), 149-157. doi:10.1177/1747016115626496
  1. Guta, A., Murray, S.J., & Gagnon, M. (2016). "HIV, Viral Suppression and New Technologies of Surveillance and Control." Body & Society 22 (2):82-107. doi: 0.1177/1357034x15624510.
  1. Guta, A., Strike, C., Flicker, S., J. Murray, S., Upshur, R., & Myers, T. (2014). Governing through community-based research: Lessons from the Canadian HIV research sector. Social Science & Medicine, 123(0), 250-261. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.07.028
  1. Strike, C., Guta, A., de Prinse, K., Switzer, S., & Carusone, S.C. (2014). Living with addiction: the perspectives of drug using and non-using individuals about sharing space in a hospital setting. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(3), 640-649
  1. Guta, A., Flicker, S., & Roche, B. (2013). Governing through community allegiance: a qualitative examination of peer research in community-based participatory research. Critical Public Health, 23(4), 432-451.
  1. Guta, A., Nixon, S. A., & Wilson, M. G. (2013). Resisting the seduction of “ethics creep”: Using Foucault to surface complexity and contradiction in research ethics review. Social Science & Medicine, 98(0), 301-310.
  1. Gagnon, M., & Guta, A. (2012). Mapping HIV Community Viral Loads: Space, Power and the Government of Bodies. Critical Public Health, 22(4):471-483.