Sterling Stutz, MPH
Sterling (she/they) is a Research Officer at AMP Lab located in the Waakebiness Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Sterling is a white settler of Ashkenazi Jewish and Irish/English/German ancestry. They were born in Toronto, on Treaty 13 lands, and now split their time between Toronto and Michi Saagiig territory near Nogojiwanong (Peterborough, ON). Sterling has a Master of Public Health in Indigenous Health from DLSPH and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environmental & Health Studies from Glendon College, York University.
In their role, Sterling works with Indigenous community partners, other researchers, practicum students, and research assistants to further the work of the AMP Lab. Most of this research is related to Indigenous cultural safety, health policy, land-based learning, and the social determinants of health. Outside of their work with AMP Lab, Sterling is an avid gardener and current DLSPH PhD student whose work looks collective healing and supporting anti-colonial spaces and futures within diaspora Judaism.