Dr Brotto has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists which includes top mid-career leaders in Canada. The College provides the RSC with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities including those identified in emerging fields. The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years. Up to 80 Members may be elected each year.
Lori Brotto, a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health and Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, is internationally recognized as a leader in sexual health research. She has led teams to develop effective psychological interventions to improve sexual dysfunction and genital pain, which collectively affect up to a third of women. Her work has influenced international practice guidelines. In less than ten years since the start of her academic appointment (excluding parental leaves), and 15 years since her PhD, she has achieved over 130 peer reviewed publications, 61 grants, and her book “Better Sex Through Mindfulness”, a translation of her program of research on women’s sexual health, was published in 2018 by Greystone Publishing.
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