Senior Cluster Leads

Meet our Senior Cluster Leads

  • liisa

    Dr. Liisa Galea

    Cluster Lead, Professor, Scientific Advisor, Women's Health Research Institute

    Department of Psychiatry

    University of Toronto

    Liisa Galea leads the Women's Health Research Cluster and is the inaugural womenmind Treliving Family Chair in Women’s Mental Health, Senior Scientist at CAMH, the Principal Editor of Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, the President of Organization for the Study of Sex Differences and co-Vice-President of Canadian Organisation for Sex and Gender Research. She serves on advisory boards, editorial boards, and peer review panels internationally and nationally. Dr.

  • marina

    Dr. Marina Adshade

    Assistant Professor of Teaching

    School of Economics

    University of British Columbia

    Marina Adshade is a faculty member at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. She is one of Canada’s foremost economics experts on the role of women in society and a major advocate for inclusive cultural reform, with the goal of increasing safety, competitiveness, and leadership.

  • lori

    Dr. Lori Brotto

    Professor, Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health, Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI)

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    University of British Columbia

    Lori A. Brotto, PhD, R Psych is the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. Dr. Brotto is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with a Joint Appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health.

  • suzannecampbell

    Dr. Suzanne Campbell


    School of Nursing

    University of British Columbia

    Co-PI Dr. Suzanne Campbell (Applied) is an Associate Professor and former Director of the School of Nursing at UBC. Her research program examines the use of innovative teaching pedagogy to teach clinical and non-technical skills such as health communication, including testing a global interprofessional therapeutic communication scale. Her clinical practice focuses on reproductive social justice through the promotion of lactation - specifically for priority populations. She is co-editor of the award winning Interdisciplinary Lactation Care text (2018).

  • travis

    Dr. Travis Hodges

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Psychology

    Mount Holyoke

    Dr. Travis Hodges is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Travis studies sex differences in stress, as well as how stress affects cognitive biases. He completed his PhD at Brock University and was then a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology of Dr. Liisa Galea at the University of British Columbia. His research there investigated the sex-specific and age-specific biological mechanisms involved in negative cognitive bias, a treatment-resistant symptom of major depressive disorder.

  • elizabethrideout

    Dr. Elizabeth Rideout

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

    University of British Columbia

    I completed my BSc (Hons) at the University of Toronto at Mississauga in Forensic Science and Biology. I first became interested in research working with fruit flies in the laboratory of Prof. Marla Sokolowski. I then moved on to the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Goodwin  at the University of Glasgow (his lab later re-located to the University of Oxford), where I was interested in understanding male-female differences in the brain that led to the sex-specific production of courtship song, an important step in the courtship ritual performed by the male fly to interest the female fly in mating.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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