Lori J Bernstein

Lori J Bernstein, PhD, CPsych

Dr. Bernstein received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She has been a licensed clinical neuropsychologist in Ontario since 2002. Prior to joining University of Toronto in 2006, she worked at several hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area, including Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Credit Valley Hospital.

Dr. Bernstein works at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the Department of Supportive Care, where she is a clinician investigator in the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program. Dr. Bernstein is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (primary appointment). She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Psychology Department) at York University.

Dr. Bernstein’s clinical practice includes neuropsychological assessment and individual and group psycho-educational interventions designed to teach patients self-management skills to better cope with cognitive dysfunction during and following cancer diagnosis and treatment. Her research focuses on better understanding and characterizing the cognitive changes that cancer and/or its treatment has on people, both in the short and long term, and ways to help improve functioning.

Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Mar 13;:
Alain C, Du Y, Bernstein LJ, Barten T, Banai K
Semin Radiat Oncol. 2018 Jan;28(1):64-74
Ringash J, Bernstein LJ, Devins G, Dunphy C, Giuliani M, Martino R, McEwen S
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Nov 22;:
Zer A, Pond GR, Razak ARA, Tirona K, Gan HK, Chen EX, O'Sullivan B, Waldron J, Goldstein DP, Weinreb I, Hope AJ, Kim JJ, Chan KKW, Chan AK, Siu LL, Bernstein LJ
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 Nov;166(1):15-28
Yao C, Bernstein LJ, Rich JB
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2017 Mar;11(1):32-37
Edelstein K, Richard NM, Bernstein LJ
BMC Cancer. 2016 Apr 25;16:291
Maheu C, Lebel S, Courbasson C, Lefebvre M, Singh M, Bernstein LJ, Muraca L, Benea A, Jolicoeur L, Harris C, Ramanakumar AV, Ferguson S, Sidani S
J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 May;22(5):530-9
Yao C, Rich JB, Tannock IF, Seruga B, Tirona K, Bernstein LJ


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Faculty Member, Graduate Studies in Psychology, York University