Dr. Alex Abramovich

Independent Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy

Dr. Alex Abramovich has been addressing the issue of LGBTQ2S youth homelessness for over 10 years. He is an award winning, internationally recognized leader in the area and one of only a few Canadian researchers studying this issue. Over the years, Dr. Abramovich has advocated continuously for policy and practice changes to improve the lives of LGBTQ2S youth.

Dr. Abramovich is an Independent Scientist at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. His program of research focuses on LGBTQ2S youth homelessness and transgender health.

He has worked closely with all levels of government to develop policies and strategies that address the needs of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness and is committed to research that successfully and ethically engages the community and situates LGBTQ2S young people experiencing homelessness as knowledge makers and creators.