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WCRI graduate appointed interim associate director of new institute for indigenous health at U of T

February 2016

Anita Benoit, PhDCongratulations to Anita Benoit, PhD, who has been appointed as the new interim associate director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, University of Toronto’s (U of T) research institute dedicated to the health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Benoit is an adjunct scientist at Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) and an assistant professor at the U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Last year, Benoit completed a postdoctoral fellowship at WCRI, with a focus on understanding stressors – such as violence, discrimination, stigma and poverty – and the mental health concerns of Aboriginal women living with and without HIV, as well as their desired approaches for health and wellbeing.

Her research interests include Indigenous women’s health, HIV pathogenesis, intervention research, health service outcomes and evaluation, chronic stress and mental health and determinants of health.

Benioit will continue her appointment at WCRI as an adjunct scientist.

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