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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. 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 .
  5. 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.
  6. Cadel, L, DeLuca, C, Hitzig, SL, Packer, TL, Lofters, AK, Patel, T et al.. Self-management of pain and depression in adults with spinal cord injury: A scoping review. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018; :1-18. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1523776. PubMed PMID:30335601 .
  7. Manca, DP, Fernandes, C, Grunfeld, E, Aubrey-Bassler, K, Shea-Budgell, M, Lofters, A et al.. The BETTER WISE protocol: building on existing tools to improve cancer and chronic disease prevention and screening in primary care for wellness of cancer survivors and patients - a cluster randomized controlled trial embedded in a mixed methods design. BMC Cancer. 2018;18 (1):927. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-4839-y. PubMed PMID:30257655 PubMed Central PMC6158893.
  8. Lofters, AK, Mark, A, Taljaard, M, Green, ME, Glazier, RH, Dahrouge, S et al.. Cancer screening inequities in a time of primary care reform: a population-based longitudinal study in Ontario, Canada. BMC Fam Pract. 2018;19 (1):147. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0827-1. PubMed PMID:30157772 PubMed Central PMC6116433.
  9. Guilcher, SJT, Hogan, ME, Calzavara, A, Hitzig, SL, Patel, T, Packer, T et al.. Prescription drug claims following a traumatic spinal cord injury for older adults: a retrospective population-based study in Ontario, Canada. Spinal Cord. 2018;56 (11):1059-1068. doi: 10.1038/s41393-018-0174-z. PubMed PMID:30065350 PubMed Central PMC6218396.
  10. Shuldiner, J, Liu, Y, Lofters, A. Incidence of breast and colorectal cancer among immigrants in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective cohort study from 2004-2014. BMC Cancer. 2018;18 (1):537. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-4444-0. PubMed PMID:29739346 PubMed Central PMC5941319.
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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