WCH CONNECTOctober 28, 2019

Welcoming Dr. Lofters

  • October 28, 2019
  • BY Jordan Benadiba

Dr. Aisha LoftersThis month we welcomed a new member to the WCH Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) and Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) – Dr. Aisha Lofters.

Dr. Lofters is the new Chair in Implementation Science at Women’s College Hospital. The Chair was established by Women’s College Hospital Foundation, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers and Women’s College Research Institute in collaboration with the University of Toronto and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. A family physician, Dr. Lofter’s will also serve as a WCRI scientist and WIHV innovation fellow.

An accomplished clinician scientist, Dr. Lofters is an associate professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, as well as an adjunct scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She also serves as the provincial primary care lead for Cancer Care Ontario’s Cancer Screening Portfolio.

Collaborating with colleagues at The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers, Dr. Lofters will leverage her research expertise in the field of health equity to develop a research program focused on enhancing cancer screening and prevention interventions. Utilizing implementation science methodologies to design, test and evaluate patient-centred cancer care interventions will enable Dr. Lofters and her team to advance access and quality of care for all.

“Dr. Lofters’ expertise and insight will provide an invaluable resource to our teams here at WIHV and WCRI. Addressing issues of inequity and marginalization are central to the improvement of cancer care,” said Dr. Noah Ivers, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Implementation of Evidence-based Practice.

As a member of the WIHV team, Dr. Lofters will provide guidance to the newly formed equity committee, working with the members to advance their agenda and incorporate an inclusive perspective in all WIHV research.

Join all of us in welcoming Dr. Lofters to the WCH community.

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