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Sarah Dermody

PhD | BA, MS, PhD

Experience in LGBT2SQ research

Over the past 10 years, I have conducted and published research on LGB substance use. More recently (past 3 years) this research has also been inclusive of transgender and non-binary individuals. As a faculty member at Ryerson University, I also mentor and train undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in conducting research to support improved health and wellness for the LGBT2SQ+ community.

Interest in LGBT2SQ research

I conduct research examining substance use and its consequences among LGBT2SQ+ individuals. These studies aim to clarify what are risk and resilience factors contributing to increased or decreased substance use among LGBT2SQ+ youth, young adults, and adults. This research has primarily focused on alcohol use and cigarette smoking, but has also addressed polysubstance use. Ultimately, this work is meant to inform intervention work to improve the health and wellness of LGBT2SQ+.

Published Work

RainbowHealthOntario @RainbowHealthOn May 20

Our free online course "Removing the Barriers: Making Your Organization 2SLGBTQ-Friendly" takes place Tuesday, June… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RainbowHealthOntario @RainbowHealthOn May 19

Research project seeking 2SLGBTQ participants: Queering Mental Health Suports in Canada. @egalecanada is undertaki… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RainbowHealthOntario @RainbowHealthOn May 17

Discrimination is a health risk. Today on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, we enc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RainbowHealthOntario @RainbowHealthOn May 16

Are you an #onhealth clinician looking to build knowledge on trans health? Join our Trans Health Mentorship Call th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…