Lesley A. Tarasoff is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH), where she leads the qualitative component of a NIH-funded project on the perinatal health of women with disabilities in Ontario (PI: Drs. Hilary Brown (UTSC) and Yona Lunsky (CAMH)) and her own CIHR-funded research on the preconception health of women with disabilities.
In 2018, she completed her PhD in Public Health Sciences from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto, as well as a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University.
Dr. Tarasoff’s program of research focuses on improving the health and health care experiences of marginalized groups, namely women with disabilities and sexual minority women. Specifically, her research has focused on the sexual, reproductive, perinatal, and mental health of these groups. Much of her research has utilized qualitative methods, with a commitment to interdisciplinarity and community-based research. Dr. Tarasoff is increasingly interested in mixed-method, quantitative, and evaluation research, as well as arts-based interventions.
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