Distinguished Faculty: Steering Committee

Lori G. Brotto
PhD, R Psych

Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn
University of British Columbia
Executive Director
Women's Health Research Institute
Canada Research Chair
in Women's Sexual Health
Port Moody, British Columbia

Dr Lori Brotto is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia. She is a Registered Psychologist with the British Columbia College of Psychologists.

Dr Brotto specializes in female sexual issues. She conducts research on women's sexual health and difficulties, develops and tests psychoeducational interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal complaints, and studies many aspects of sexual health including: culture and sexuality, hormones and sexual desire, cancer and sexuality, concerns about HPV and sexuality, asexuality, and more.

Dr Brotto received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She also trained at the University of Washington where she completed a one-year internship in the Department of Psychiatry followed by a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine.

Dr Brotto is a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, the Society of Sex Therapy and Research, the Canadian Sex Research Forum, and the Canadian Psychological Association. She is an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, on the editorial board of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, and a consulting editor for the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters, has given 200 invited presentations, and is frequently contacted by the media as guest expert on the topic of sexuality. She was the youngest member appointed to the committees for the revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders published in May 2013. Dr Brotto is a health expert writer for the Globe and Mail, where she writes a monthly column focused on sexuality.