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Alex Abramovich

Alex.Abramovich@camh.ca
Toronto, Ontario
https://alexabramovich.me/
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Secondary Affiliation: University of Toronto
Scientist & Assistant Professor
Department: Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH
Secondary Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Languages:

  • English

Communities:

  • Asexual people
  • Bisexual/omnisexual/pansexual women
  • Bisexual/pansexual/omnisexual men
  • Gay men
  • Gender Independent or Gender Creative Children
  • Intersex people
  • Lesbians
  • Newcomers
  • Non-binary and genderqueer people
  • People living with disabilities
  • Queer men
  • Queer women
  • Racialized Communities/Communities of Colour
  • Trans men
  • Trans women
  • Two Spirit People
  • Youth

Expertise:

  • Community-based or Participatory/Action research
  • Epidemiological research
  • Evaluation
  • Focus groups
  • Interviews
  • Knowledge Translation and Exchange
  • Mixed Methods
  • Needs assessment
  • Policy analysis or development
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Research design
  • Research proposal development
  • Surveys

Topic:

  • Access to care
  • Alcohol/Drug use
  • Coming out
  • Discrimination
  • Homelessness
  • Mental health
  • Trans health
  • Violence/safety issues
  • Youth issues

Available to Mentor:

  • Community-based researchers
  • Doctoral students
  • Masters students
  • New researchers
  • Undergraduate students

Current Interest in LGBTQ Research

Dr. Alex Abramovich has been addressing the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and 2-Spirit (LGBTQ) youth homelessness for over 10 years. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of LGBTQ youth homelessness, and is one of a few Canadian researchers studying the phenomenon of queer and trans youth homelessness. Over the years, Alex has advocated continuously for policy and practice changes to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth. Alex's program of research focuses on LGBTQ youth homelessness, mental health and service needs of marginalized populations, trans health and health care utilization of trans people, and community engagement and film-based methods. His research is grounded in the elements of critical action research, critical ethnography and institutional ethnography. He is committed to research that successfully and ethically engages marginalized populations. A video provides more information about Alex's program of research.

Experience with LGBTQ Research

Dr. Alex Abramovich has been addressing the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and 2-Spirit (LGBT2SQ) youth homelessness for over 10 years. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of LGBT2SQ youth homelessness, and is one of a few Canadian researchers studying the phenomenon of queer and trans youth homelessness. Over the years, Alex has advocated continuously for policy and practice changes to improve the lives of LGBT2SQ youth. Alex's program of research focuses on LGBT2SQ youth homelessness, mental health and service needs of marginalized populations, trans health and health care utilization of trans people, and community engagement and film-based methods. His research is grounded in the elements of critical action research, critical ethnography and institutional ethnography. He is committed to research that successfully and ethically engages marginalized populations. A video provides more information about Alex's program of research.