Aisha Lofters


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Please note: Dr. Lofters is not taking any summer students in 2019.

Dr. Aisha Lofters is a Family Physician with the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and Scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She currently holds a CIHR New Investigator Award. Her research interests include cancer screening, immigrant health and health equity, using a broad range of methods.



Recent Publications

  1. Lofters, AK, Kopp, A, Vahabi, M, Glazier, RH. Understanding those overdue for cancer screening by five years or more: A retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada. Prev Med. 2019;129 :105816. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105816. PubMed PMID:31445111 .
  2. Kiran, T, Sandhu, P, Aratangy, T, Devotta, K, Lofters, A, Pinto, AD et al.. Patient perspectives on routinely being asked about their race and ethnicity: Qualitative study in primary care. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65 (8):e363-e369. . PubMed PMID:31413042 PubMed Central PMC6693598.
  3. Cadel, L, C Everall, A, Hitzig, SL, Packer, TL, Patel, T, Lofters, A et al.. Spinal cord injury and polypharmacy: a scoping review. Disabil Rehabil. 2019; :1-13. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1610085. PubMed PMID:31068029 .
  4. Brown, PA, Slater, M, Lofters, A. Personality and burnout among primary care physicians: an international study. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2019;12 :169-177. doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S195633. PubMed PMID:30936758 PubMed Central PMC6430002.
  5. McConnon, A, Fung, K, Lofters, A, Hwang, SW, Kouyoumdjian, FG. Colorectal and Breast Cancer Screening Status for People in Ontario Provincial Correctional Facilities. Am J Prev Med. 2019;56 (4):487-493. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.11.011. PubMed PMID:30799160 .
  6. Kiran, T, Davie, S, Singh, D, Hranilovic, S, Pinto, AD, Abramovich, A et al.. Cancer screening rates among transgender adults: Cross-sectional analysis of primary care data. Can Fam Physician. 2019;65 (1):e30-e37. . PubMed PMID:30674526 PubMed Central PMC6347308.
  7. Kouyoumdjian, FG, McConnon, A, Herrington, ERS, Fung, K, Lofters, A, Hwang, SW et al.. Cervical Cancer Screening Access for Women Who Experience Imprisonment in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1 (8):e185637. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5637. PubMed PMID:30646279 PubMed Central PMC6324332.
  8. Marshall, S, Vahabi, M, Lofters, A. Acceptability, Feasibility and Uptake of HPV Self-Sampling Among Immigrant Minority Women: a Focused Literature Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018; :. doi: 10.1007/s10903-018-0846-y. PubMed PMID:30535978 .
  9. Kiran, T, Davie, S, Moineddin, R, Lofters, A. Mailed Letter Versus Phone Call to Increase Uptake of Cancer Screening: A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial. J Am Board Fam Med. ;31 (6):857-868. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.06.170369. PubMed PMID:30413542 .
  10. Lofters, AK, Telner, D, Kalia, S, Slater, M. Association Between Adherence to Cancer Screening and Knowledge of Screening Guidelines: Feasibility Study Linking Self-Reported Survey Data With Medical Records. JMIR Cancer. 2018;4 (2):e10529. doi: 10.2196/10529. PubMed PMID:30389655 PubMed Central PMC6238106.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Academic Family Health Team, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences