Charlotte Lombardo BSc, MHSc
- Email Address(es)
- Office Phone
- Office Address
- 155 College street Room 660 Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Toronto , Ontario M5T 3M7
- Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
- SGS Status
- Associate Member
- Appointment Status
- Admin Position
- MPH Health Promotion Program Director and Master's Graduate Coordinator
My work is rooted in community engaged scholarship, drawing from the traditions of community development and community-based participatory research. My main area of focus is youth health promotion, with a particular emphasis on the role of creative placemaking for the engagement and empowerment of young people living on the margins.
Education & Training History
1999 – 2001 University of Toronto – Masters of Health Science in Health Promotion, Collaborative Programme in Women and Gender Studies
1994 – 1998 McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology
Sketch – Working Arts for Street Youth, http://www.sketch.ca/
Youth Voices Research Group, http://www.youthvoices.ca/
Centre for Social Innovation, http://socialinnovation.ca/
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
CHL 5803H – Health Promotion 1
CHL 5801H – Health Promotion 2 (with Carol Strike)
Professional Summary & Appointments
Fifteen years designing and implementing health promotion and community development projects and programs, including seven years of senior management experience, working with diverse populations and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a special focus on youth populations. Extensive experience in community-based research and knowledge translation, engaging with policy-makers, academic and community audiences. Five years as professor and program director for the DLSPH MPH-Health Promotion program. Current interim Graduate Coordinator for DLSPH Master’s programs.
CURRENT Research Projects
Core Competencies for Youth Engagement through the Arts-Developing a Learning Framework, funded (in part) by SSHRC
FEMART-Facilitating Inclusion of Female-Identifying Youth in Community Arts, funded by Women’s Xchange
Norman, C.D., Yip, A.L., Charnaw-Burger, C., Saad, S., & Lombardo, C. (2010) Designing Health Innovation Networks Using Complexity Science and Systems Thinking: The CoNEKTR Model. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16(5): 1016-1023.
Meyer T., Lombardo C., Escobar C., & Norman T. (2008) Diversities, Capacities and Transitions: What Happens When Youth Advisors Age Beyond ‘Youth’? Policy paper prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada. Youth Voices Research: University of Toronto.
Larkin J., Lombardo C., Walker L., Bahreini R., Tharao W., Mitchell C., & Dubazane N. (2008) Taking It Global Xpress: Youth, Photovoice and HIV/AIDS. In N. De Lange & C. Mitchell (Eds) Putting People in the Picture: Visual Methodologies for Social Change. The Netherlands: Sense.
Flicker S., Maley O., Biscope S., Lombardo C. & Skinner H. (2008) e-PAR: Using Technology and Participatory Action Research to Engage Youth in Health Promotion. Journal of Action Research, 6(3): 285-303.
Lombardo C. (2007) Youth Engagement in Ontario: Towards a Community of Practice. Report prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada. Youth Voices Research: University of Toronto.
Ridgely A., Lombardo C., Morrison M., Poland B. and Skinner H. (2004) Youth Voices: A Guide for Youth Expression and Action. TeenNet Research: University of Toronto.
Morrison M., Lombardo C., Biscope S. and Skinner H. (2004) Youth Action Guide: Community-Based Smoking Prevention. TeenNet Research: University of Toronto.
Lombardo C., Zakus D. and Skinner H. (2002) Youth Social Action: Building a Global Latticework through Information and Communication Technologies, Health Promotion International, 17(4): 363-372.
Lombardo C. (2001) Youth Action as a Tool for Youth Health Promotion, Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin #204, April 20.