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Faculty Member

Lori E. Ross PhD

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Office Phone
Office Address
155 College St. Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
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Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Admin Position
PhD SBHS Program Director
Currently Accepting Doctoral Students?

Research Interests

1. Health and health service access for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) people, with a focus on mental health and mental health service utilization

2. Community-based approaches to research

3. Mental health during pregnancy and the transition to parenthood

4. Social justice-informed mental health research

Education & Training History

Wilfrid Laurier University


Biology and Psychology

University of Toronto


Institute of Medical Science

McMaster University & Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Women’s Mental Health

Other Affiliations

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Health Systems & Health Equity Research Group

Collaborating Scientist

University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL5104H – Health Promotion II

CHL5129H – Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Public Health

Honours & Awards

Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Award for Excellence in Supervision and Mentorship


Current/Recent Research Projects

-Mapping the gaps in graduate student/faculty mental health praxis

Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) Ontarians’ experiences with social assistance: Conducting preliminary research to nurture partnerships in the area of 2SLGBTQ+ poverty and health

An intervention to enhance the capacity of providers working in trauma services to respond to the needs of LGBTQ2+ clients

Please refer to for more details of ongoing projects.

Selected Recent Publications

Daley, A., Kia, H., Kinitz, D., Schneckenburger, S.A., Robinson, M., Reid, J., Mulé, N., Kayn, F., Duncan, D., & Ross, L.E. (2023). “This is the System We Live in”: The Role of Social Assistance in Producing and Sustaining 2SLGBTQ+ Poverty in Ontario, Canada. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. DOI: 0.1007/s13178-023-00852-w  

Schneckenburger, S. A., Tam, M. W. Y., & Ross, L. E. (2023). Asexual competent practices in healthcare: A narrative review. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, ahead-of-print, 1–21. DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2023.2214528 

Costa, L., Ross, L.E. (2023). Mad studies genealogy and praxis. International Mad Studies Journal, 1(1) e1-8

Tam, M.W., Pilling, M.D., MacKay, J.M., Gos, W.G., Keating, L., Ross, L.E. (2022). Development and implementation of a 2SLGBTQ+ competent trauma-informed care intervention. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. Advance Online Publication. DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2022.2141936 

Ross, L.E., Kinitz, D.J., & Kia, H. (2022). Pronouns are a public health issue. American Journal of Public Health, 112(3), 360-362. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2021.306678.

Ross, L.E., Sterling, A., Dobinson, C., D’Souza, S., & Logie, C. (2021). Access to sexual and reproductive health care among young adult sex workers in Toronto: A mixed methods study. CMAJ Open, 9(2): E482-E490. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20200049.

Ross, L. E., Gibson, M. F., Daley, A., Steele, L. S., & Williams, C. C. (2018). In spite of the system: A mixed methods analysis of mental health service experiences of LGBTQ people living in poverty in Ontario, Canada.PLoS ONE, 13(8),e0201437.

Ross, L.E., Goldberg, J.M., Flanders, C.E., Goldberg, A.E., Yudin, M.H. (2018). Bisexuality: the invisible sexual orientation in sexual and reproductive health care. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 40(8), 1057-1060. Doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.02.022

Ross, L.E., Salway, T., Tarasoff, L.A., MacKay, J.M., Hawkins, B.W., & Fehr, C.P. (2018). Prevalence of depression and anxiety among bisexual people compared to gay, lesbian and heterosexual individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annual Review of Sex Research, 55(3/4), 435-456doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1387755

Ross, L.E. (2017). An account from the inside: Emotional implications of ‘insider’ qualitative research. Qualitative Psychology, 4(3), 326-337.doi:10.1037/qup0000064