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Nathan John Lachowsky

Associate Professor, Public Health & Social Policy; Special Advisor Health Research, Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation, University of Victoria

Nathan (he, him, his) is a settler researcher and uninvited guest on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. He also serves as Research Director for the national Community-Based Research Centre Society ( Championing interdisciplinary and community-based approaches, he has conducted population health research with sexual and gender minoritized communities – particularly gay, bisexual, and queer men’s communities – inclusive of Indigenous Two-Spirit, ethnoracialized, and trans and non-binary people across Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand. Nathan’s research focuses on social and behavioural epidemiology and the importance of developing and analyzing mixed methods data to inform public health practice, health service provision, interventions, and policy. He conducts interdisciplinary research within a social justice framework in order to achieve health equity for marginalized communities.


  • 2020–2021
    Associate Professor, University of Victoria
  • 2017–2021
    Research Director, Community Based Research Centre
  • 2016–2020
    Assistant Professor, University of Victoria


  • 2014 
    University of Guelph, PhD