Faculty Member

Anita C. Benoit

Email Address(es)
anita.benoit@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
(416) 946-3250
Office Address
155 College Street, Suite 628 Toronto, Ontario, M5T 3M7, Canada
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Contract

Research Interests

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (also collectively referred to as Indigenous or Aboriginal) Peoples’ health
  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Mixed methods research
  • Community-based research
  • Health services, outcomes, prevention and evaluation research
  • Intervention research particularly those grounded in Indigenous knowledge
  • Social epidemiology
  • Indigenous women’s health and wellness
  • Determinants of health


EDUCATION & TRAINING HISTORY

  • 2015, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, Aboriginal Research Methodologies
  • 2015, Master of Science with concentration in Health Services Research, University of Toronto
  • 2014, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Quantitative Research
  • 2013, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadian HIV Trials Network – ViiV Healthcare Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012), James Kreppner Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013)
  • 2011, Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa
  • 2004, Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
  • 2001, Honors Certificate in Biology, Mount Allison University
  • 2000, Bachelor of Science with Major in Biology and Minor in Mathematics, Mount Allison University
  • 1998, Diplôme en Sciences de la Santé, Université de Moncton au Campus de Shippagan

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

Adjunct Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital


PRIMARY TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

CLH5203H – Survey Design and Social Research Methods in Public Health


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Benoit, A.C., Cotnam, J., Beaver, K., Greene, S., O’Brien-Teengs, D., Zoccole, A., Balfour, Loutfy, M. 2018. Racism experiences of Urban Indigenous women in Ontario, Canada: “We all have that story that will break your heart”. Manuscript accepted by The International Indigenous Policy Journal.

Mbuagbaw, L., Mertz, D., Lawson, D., Smieja, M., Benoit A.C., Alvarez, E., Puchalski Ritchie, L., Rachlis, B., Logie, C., Husbands, W., Margolese, S., Thabane, L. 2018. Strategies to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and retention in care for people living with HIV: a protocol for an overview of systematic reviews. BMJ Open, 8(9): 1-5. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022982.

Bekele, T., Collins, E., Maunder, R.G., Gardner, S., Rueda, S., Globerman, J., Le, T.L., Hunter, J., Benoit, A., Rourke, S.B. 2018. Childhood adversities and physical and mental health outcomes in adults living with HIV: Findings from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study. AIDS Research and Treatment. doi: 1155/2018/2187232.

Xavier, C.G., Benoit, A.C., Brown, H.K. 2018.Teenage pregnancy and mental health beyond the postpartum period: A systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 72(6): 451-457. doi: 1136/jech-2017-209923.

Xavier, C.G., Brown, H., Benoit, A.C. Teenage pregnancy and long-term mental health outcomes among Indigenous women. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 21(3), 333-340. doi: 10.1007/s00737-017-0799-5.

Du Mont, J., Kosa, D., Macdonald, S., Benoit, A., Forte, T. 2017. A comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous survivors of sexual assault and their receipt of and satisfaction with specialized health care services. PloS One, 12(11); e0188253. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188253

Loutfy, M., de Pokomandy, A., Kennedy, V.L., Carter, A., O’Brien, N., Proulx-Boucher, K., Ding, E., Lewis, J., Nicholson, V., Beaver, K., Greene, S., Tharao, W., Benoit, A., Dubuc, D., Thomas-Pavanel, J., Sereda, P., Jabbari, S, Shurgold, J.H., Colley, G., Hogg, B., Kaida, A. on behalf of the CHIWOS Research Team. 2017. Cohort profile: the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS). PloS One, 12(9), e0184708. org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184708

Blitz, S., Antoniou, T., Burchell, A., Walmsley, S., Light, L., Gardner, S., Rourke, S., Cooper, C., Kendall, C., Loutfy, M., Rachlis, A., Wobeser, W., Benoit, A. Raboud, J. 2017. The use of multistate models to examine associations of stress and adherence with transitions among HIV care states observed in a clinical HIV cohort. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 76(3): 303-310. doi: 1097/QAI.0000000000001493

Benoit, A.C., Younger, J., Beaver, K., Jackson, R., Loutfy, M., Masching, R., Nobis, T., Nowgesic, E., O’Brien-Teengs, D., Whitebird, W., Zoccole, A., Hull, M., Jaworsky, D., Benson, E., Rachlis, A., Rourke, S., Burchell, A.N., Cooper, C., Hogg, R., Klein, M., Machouf, N., Montaner, J., Tsoukas, C., Raboud, J., on behalf of Building Bridges and the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration. 2017. Increased mortality among Aboriginal persons in a multisite cohort of people living with HIV in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(2): e169-e175. doi: 17269/cjph.108.5708.

Rachlis, B., Burchell, A.N., Gardner, S., Light, L., Raboud, J., Antoniou, T., Bacon, J., Benoit, A., Cooper, C., Kendall, C., Loutfy, M., Wobeser, W., McGee, F., Rachlis, A., Rourke S.B. & On behalf of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study. 2017. Social determinants of health and retention in HIV care in a clinical cohort in Ontario, Canada. AIDS Care, 29(7): 828-837. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1271389

Benoit, A.C. and D. O’Brien-Teengs. 2016. Indigenizing research practices: Two Indigenous researchers share their experiences of incorporating Indigenous culture into research. Canadian Journal of Aboriginal Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research, 8: 3-15.

Benoit, A.C., Younger, J., Beaver, K., Jackson, R., Loutfy, M., Masching, R., Nobis, T., Nowgesic, E., O’Brien-Teengs, D., Whitebird, W., Zoccole, A., Hull, M., Jaworsky, D., Benson, E., Rachlis, A., Rourke, S., Burchell, A.N., Cooper, C., Hogg, R., Klein, M., Machouf, N., Montaner, J., Tsoukas, C., Raboud, J., on behalf of Building Bridges and the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration. 2016. Virologic suppression and viral rebound for Aboriginal persons compared to Caucasian persons initiating combination antiretroviral therapy in a multisite cohort of individuals living with HIV in Canada. Antiviral Therapy, 22(4): 325-335. doi: 10.3851/IMP3114

Benoit, A.C., Cotnam, J., Raboud, J., Green, S., Beaver, K., Zoccole, A., O’Brien-Teengs, D., Whitebird, W., Balfour, L., Wu, W., Loutfy, M. 2016. Experiences of chronic stress and mental health concerns among urban Indigenous women. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 19(5): 809-823. doi: 10.1007/s00737-016-0622-8

Crouzat, F., Benoit, A.C., Kovacs, C., Smith, G., Taback, N., Sandler, I., Acsai, M., Barrie, W., Brunetta, J., Chang, B., Fletcher, D., Knox, D., Merkley, B., Sharma, M., Tilley, D., Loutfy, M. 2016. Time to viremia for patients taking their first antiretroviral regimen and the subsequent resistant profiles. HIV Clinical Trials, 17(1): 1-11. doi: 1080/15284336.2015.1111555

Jaworsky, D., Benoit, A., Raboud, J., O’Brien-Teengs, D. Blitz, S., Rourke, S.B., Burchell, A., Loutfy, M., and the Ontario Cohort Study Research Team. 2016. Comparison of coping strategies and supports between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people living with HIV in Ontario. AIDS Care, 28(1): 63-69. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1061634