Lori Brotto

Dr. Lori Brotto is a professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a registered psychologist. She is also the executive director of the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC located at BC Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health. She is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on developing and testing psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal difficulties and women with chronic genital pain.

Dr. Brotto is an associate editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, has >170 peer-reviewed publications, and is frequently featured in the media on topics related to sexuality. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire (2018) is a trade book of her research demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for women’s sexual concerns. She is a strong advocate for empowering women to take on leadership roles. Her current knowledge translation project, #DebunkingDesire, uses social media to debunk myths about sexual desire and share findings from the scientific literature on the nature of women’s sexual desire.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Brotto, please see ResearchGate.