Dr. Alex Abramovich is an Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH and an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He did his postdoc at CAMH in the Community Based Research Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Dr. Abramovich was the 2019 recipient of the CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award in Population and Public Health, in the Early Career Category.
Areas of Research
Dr. Alex Abramovich has been addressing the issue of 2-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (2SLGBTQ+) youth homelessness for almost 15 years. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of 2SLGBTQ+ health and homelessness. The overarching aim of his program of research is to investigate the health and social inequities experienced by 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, with a focus on understanding and improving the health and service needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults.
Dr. Abramovich’s research has led to groundbreaking practice and policy reform, including the launch of Canada’s first dedicated transitional housing program for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. He has worked closely with all levels of government to develop policies and strategies that address the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and is committed to research that successfully and ethically engages marginalized populations.
Learn more about Dr. Abramovich's research into 2SLGBTQ+ youth homelessness in this video.
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