Aisha Lofters


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


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.

Please note: Dr. Lofters is not taking any summer students in 2018.


Recent Publications

  1. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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; :. doi: 10.1038/s41393-018-0174-z. PubMed PMID:30065350 .
  5. 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.
  6. Shen, SC, Lofters, A, Tinmouth, J, Paszat, L, Rabeneck, L, Glazier, RH et al.. Predictors of non-adherence to colorectal cancer screening among immigrants to Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. Prev Med. 2018;111 :180-189. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.03.002. PubMed PMID:29548788 .
  7. Lofters, A, Chaudhry, M, Slater, M, Schuler, A, Milligan, J, Lee, J et al.. Preventive care among primary care patients living with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018; :1-7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1432308. PubMed PMID:29424661 .
  8. Vahabi, M, Wong, JP, Lofters, A. Migrant Live-in Caregivers Mental Health in Canada. Community Ment Health J. 2018;54 (5):590-599. doi: 10.1007/s10597-017-0225-5. PubMed PMID:29330696 .
  9. Burchell, AN, Kendall, CE, Cheng, SY, Lofters, A, Cotterchio, M, Bayoumi, AM et al.. Cervical cancer screening uptake among HIV-positive women in Ontario, Canada: A population-based retrospective cohort study. Prev Med. 2018;107 :14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.023. PubMed PMID:29197533 .
  10. Paszat, L, Sutradhar, R, O'Brien, MA, Lofters, A, Pinto, A, Selby, P et al.. BETTER HEALTH: Durham -- protocol for a cluster randomized trial of BETTER in community and public health settings. BMC Public Health. 2017;17 (1):754. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4797-3. PubMed PMID:28962558 PubMed Central PMC5622533.
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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