Lorraine Greaves, PhD (Sociology), DU

Dr. Greaves is Director of the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health in Vancouver, BC , Canada and the former Director of the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children in London , Ontario , Canada . She is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine at UBC and Director, Women's Health Research, BC Women's Hospital.

Dr. Greaves has  been involved in the addictions field for some time, including community based treatment planning for the Addiction Research Foundation, national and international leadership in women and tobacco issues, and research and policy development in gender, addictions, and tobacco. She wrote the book Smoke Screen: Women's Smoking and Social Control (1996) for which she won the 1997 Laura Jamieson Prize, awarded by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) for the best non-fiction book. She has also written several chapters and articles on addictions issues, such as  the chapter, "History of Women's Tobacco and Drug Use in Canada " in Women's Use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, published by the Addiction Research Foundation (1995).

Dr. Greaves is interested in applying a women-centred and sex and gender lens to addictions research on a variety of topics such as; fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) as a women's health issue, addictions training and treatment, mothering and addictions, integrating nicotine treatment into drug and alcohol programs and research, barriers to prevention and treatment, pregnancy and tobacco use, gender-based analysis of  tobacco policy  Aboriginal tobacco use and policy, and the relationship of violence to substance use. 

Dr. Greaves is a leader in the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health network and has worked with international agencies such as the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), IARC, International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT) & the World Health Organization (WHO) developing resources for woman and substance use. Over the years she has mentored undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Greaves is the Lead Investigator on the CIHR funded Strategic Research Training program in Gender, Women and Addiction (IMPART).

Lorraine Greaves, PhD (Sociology), DU
Executive Director
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
E311-4500 Oak Street
Vancouver , Canada V6H 3N1

Phone: 604-875-2633 (loc) 2968
Fax: 604-875-3716

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