Women's College Research Institute

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Lori Ross, PhD

Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Adjunct Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Lori Ross, PhD, leads the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health Team in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Much of her research focuses on understanding the mental health and service needs of marginalized populations including lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people, to improve access to services for these communities. Ross uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches in her research, with a strong focus on integrating the principles of community-based research.

Select Awards

  • New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Ontario Women’s Health Council (2008-2013)
  • Career Scientist Award, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Women’s Health Council (2004-2008)
  • Field Instructor of the Year Award, School of Social Work, Ryerson University (2011)


See my peer-reviewed publications


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PhD, Medical Science, University of Toronto

Areas of Interest

Mental health

LGBT communities

Community-based research

Social justice

Perinatal mental health

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)