Dr. Loutfy is a clinician scientist at Women’s College Hospital and an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She serves as the director of the Women and HIV Research Program, which she founded at the Women’s College Research Institute. She currently is an adjunct professor in the Indigenous Health Studies program at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina and at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto. She is also a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital and the research director at Maple Leaf Research.
Dr. Loutfy obtained her undergraduate degree in honours chemistry at Western University, Ontario. She then completed an internal medicine residency and an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Toronto. She followed with a Master of Public Health at Harvard’s School of Public Health in 2002.
Dr. Loutfy’s work surrounds the breaking down of HIV-related stigma, access to care for women living with HIV, and reproductive health. She regularly travels to Saskatchewan to provide care for Indigenous women with HIV and their partners who live in rural and northern communities.
She was a CTN Postdoctoral Fellow from 2001 to 2003 and is currently an investigator for numerous CTN studies. She is the principal investigator for CTN 262: CHIWOS, a cohort study aiming to assess the proportion, distribution and patterns of use and uptake of women-centred HIV/AIDS services, and factors associated with service uptake among HIV-positive women living in Canada. She is a co-investigator for CTN 247, 254, 257, and 272.