Dr. Alex Abramovich is a scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also affiliated with CAMH's Adult Gender Identity Clinic.
He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and completed his postdoctoral fellowship 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, and holds a Canada Research Chair in 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness and Mental Health.
Areas of Research
Dr. Alex Abramovich has been addressing the issue of 2SLGBTQ+ youth homelessness for the past 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 housing programs 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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