Lorraine Greaves is a medical sociologist and Senior Investigator at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) and its former Executive Director from 1997–2009. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children at UWO. She has held positions in academic, government (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Province of Ontario), education and NGO settings. Dr. Greaves is an international expert in women’s substance and tobacco use, gender and health promotion, and the use of sex and gender in research, program and policy development. Dr. Greaves is the Lead Mentor in IMPART, a pan-Canadian CIHR-supported training program in gender, addictions, mental health and trauma. She has published 10 books including the award-winning Smoke Screen: Women’s Smoking and Social Control (1996), Highs and Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (with Poole, 2007), Becoming Trauma-Informed (with Poole, 2012) and Making it Better: Gender Transformative Health Promotion (with Pederson and Poole, 2014). She is currently completing a book with N. Poole and E. Boyle, Transforming Addiction: Gender, Trauma and Transdisciplinarity being published by Routledge International in 2015. She was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in 2007 from the University of Ottawa for her work improving women’s health.
Doctorate of the University (DU), honoris cause, University of Ottawa