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.