Member, Order of CanadaProgram Director, Women's Health
Our program is interested in factors related to the content and context of women's health and disease, locally, nationally and internationally. We employ both quantitative and qualitative methods to undertake research projects related to clinical care, violence against women, population health, multicultural health, knowledge translation, health policy and health services accountability.
Ongoing projects include intimate partner violence and health, resilience, depression, international health, multicultural health, menopause and postmenopause, perinatal health, physician stress and behavior.
We are interested in psychosocial effects of illness and coping strategies and how these affect outcomes in chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and organ failure.
Projects include: osteoporosis, information and decisional preferences in women with chronic diseases, cancer screening, survivorship, HPV vaccine, attitudes to genetic testing, smoking prevention, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and aging in women.
Policy, Education and Career Development
We are interested in public and professional education, health service accountability, policy development in women's health, gender aspects of career development, service accountability, mental health and violence policies, guidelines and curricula.
University Professor, University of Toronto Inaugural Chair, Women's Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto
Member, Graduate Faculty and IMS, University of TorontoPast President, International Association for Women's Mental Health
Past Member, CIHR Institutional Advisory Board for Gender, Sex and Health Advisor, World Health Organization, Women's Health
Representative, UN EcoSoc and Commission on the Status of Women