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Flora Matheson

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status) ICES Central Mental Health & Addictions Research Program


Flora I. Matheson is a research scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital. She is an assistant professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Toronto, specializing in crime, deviance and socio-legal studies. A sociologist, Dr. Matheson uses a gender lens to examine inequities in health and problem behaviours in vulnerable and marginalized populations. She uses advanced statistical modeling in her research, as well as mixed methods and qualitative approaches.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto
  • MA, Sociology, University of Toronto
  • BA (Hon), Sociology, University of Toronto
  • Equity in healthcare
  • Women’s health
  • Research Scientist, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Senior Research Associate, Addictions Research Centre, Correctional Service of Canada

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