Carmen Logie

Title(s): 
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Social Work, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; M.S.W., Health and Mental Health, Eastern Michigan University; B.A., Sociology, University of Toronto
Email: 
Phone Number: 
(416) 946-3365
Office Location: 

Room 504

Research Interests: 

• Social and structural drivers of HIV/STI and protective factors
• Stigma and discrimination
• Intersectionality and structural violence theory
• Community-based interventions for reducing stigma, preventing HIV/STI, and promoting resilience
• LGBTQ health and human rights
• LGBTQ affirmative practices in social work and health care

Biography: 

Dr. Logie is an Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute. Dr. Logie’s research focus is health equity, with particular attention to the associations between intersectional forms of stigma, access to care, and health outcomes. She has active programs of research in collaboration with internally displaced women and youth, LGBTQ populations, and people living with HIV in Canada, India, Thailand, Jamaica, Swaziland and Lesotho. She was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) post-doctoral fellow and her postdoctoral research focused on the health impacts of multi-dimensional forms of stigma and discrimination, including racism, sexism and HIV-related stigma, among diverse women living with HIV in Ontario. Dr. Logie was awarded a Grand Challenges Canada Rising Star in Global Health award to develop, implement and evaluate an HIV/STI prevention intervention with internally displaced women in Leogane, Haiti (2011-2012).

Dr. Logie’s teaching interests include research methods, health and mental health theory and practice, LGBTQ affirmative practice, intersectionality and structural violence. Her practice experience includes over a decade of work with youth and adults in community, health care, government and hospital settings in Canada, the U.S., the United Kingdom and Ghana. She has worked as part of multidisciplinary teams in: community mental health; medical social work; hate crime prevention; HIV prevention; case management; and family, youth and crisis counseling.

View Dr. Logie’s TEDx UofT talk on HIV Stigma

PubMed link: Carmen Logie

Publications In Refereed Journals: 

Selected Publications

Logie, C., Daniel, C., Ahmed, U., Lash, R. (2017). “Life under the tent is not safe, especially for young women”: Understanding intersectional violence among internally displaced youth in Leogane, Haiti. Global Health Action, 10(S2): 1270816. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2017.1270816

Logie, C., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Jones, N., & Levermore, K. (2016). Conceptualizing social work education for empowerment practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Jamaica. Social Work Education: The International Journal.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2016.1273894

Logie, C., Kennedy, L., Tharao, W., Ahmed, U., Loutfy, M. (2016). A structural equation model of engagement in and continuity of HIV care and quality of life among African and Caribbean Black Women living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of HIV & STDs. DOI: 10.1177/0956462416683626

Lacombe-Duncan, A. & Logie, C. (2016). Correlates of clinical breast examination among gender nonconforming lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and other women who have sex with women. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(4-5): e467–e472.

Logie, C., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Mackenzie, R., Poteat, T. (2016). Minority stress and safer sex practices among lesbian, bisexual and queer women. LGBT Health. 3(6), 407-415. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2016.0005.

Logie, C., Ahmed, U., Tharao, W., Loutfy, M. (2016). A structural equation model of factors contributing to quality of life among African and Caribbean women living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. AIDS Research on Human Retroviruses. doi:10.1089/AID.2016.0013.

Logie, C., Earnshaw, V., Jenkinson, J., Tharao, W. & Loutfy, M. (2016). A structural equation model of HIV-related stigma, racial discrimination, housing insecurity and wellbeing among African and Caribbean Black women living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. PLOS One, 11(9), e0162826. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162826

Logie, C., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Wang, Y., Jones, N., Levermore, K., O’Neil, A., Ellis, T., Bryan, N., Harker, S., Marshall, A., & Newman, P.A. Prevalence and correlates of HIV infection and HIV testing among transgender women in Jamaica. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 30 (9), 416-424.

Logie, C., Jones, N., Lee-Foon, N., Mena, K., Levermore, K., Newman, P.A. & Baral, S. (2016). Exploring lived experiences of violence and coping among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Kingston, Jamaica. International Journal of Sexual Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19317611.2016.1223253

Rueda, S., Mitra, S., Chen, S., Gogolishvili, D., Globerman, J., Chambers, L., Wilson, M., Logie, C., Shi, Q., Morassaei, S., & Rourke, S. (2016). Examining the associations between HIV-related stigma and health outcomes in people living with HIV/AIDS: a meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 6:e011453. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016- 011453.

Logie, C., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Lee-Foon, N., Ramsay, H. & Ryan, S. (2016). “It’s for us –Newcomers, LGBTQ persons, and HIV-positive persons.  You feel free to be”: Exploring Social Support Group Participation among African and Caribbean Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Newcomers and Refugees in Toronto, Canada. BMC International Health & Human Rights, 16:18. DOI 10.1186/s12914-016-0092-0

Logie, C., Daniel, C., & Wang, Y. (2016). Correlates of consistent condom use among internally displaced women in Leogane, Haiti: Results from a cross-sectional tablet-based survey. BMJ Sexually Transmitted Infections. DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2015-052400

Flanders, C., Dobinson, C. & Logie, C. (2016). Young bisexual women’s perspectives on the relationship between bisexual stigma, mental health, and sexual health: a qualitative study. Critical Public Health. DOI:10.1080/09581596.2016.1158786

Logie, C., Newman, P.A., Weaver, J., Roungkraphon, S., & Tepjan, S. (2016). HIV-related stigma and HIV prevention uptake among young men who have sex with men and transgender women in Chiang Mai and Pattaya, Thailand. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. DOI: 10.1089/apc.2015.0197

Poteat, T., Logie, C., Adams, D., Mothopeng, T., Lebona, J., Letsie, P. & Baral, S.  (2015). Stigma, Health, and Human Rights: Sexual Minority Women in Lesotho. Reproductive Health Matters, 23(46), 107-116. doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.11.020

Flanders, C. E., Dobinson, C., & Logie, C. (2015). “I’m never really my full self”: Young bisexual women’s perceptions of their mental health. Journal of Bisexuality, 15(4), 454-480. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2015.1079288.

Orza, L., Bewley, S., Logie, C., Crone, T., Moroz, S., Strachan, S., Vazquez, M., & Welbourn, A. How does living with HIV impact on women’s mental health? Voices from a global survey. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 18(Suppl 5): 20289. http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.18.6.20289

Chakrapani, V., Newman, P.A., Shunmugam, M., Logie, C.H., & Samuel, M. (2015). Syndemics of depression, alcohol use and victimization, and their association with HIV-related sexual risk among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women in India. Global Public Health. DOI:10.1080/17441692.2015.1091024

Logie, C. & Lys, C. (2015). Developing a community based research agenda with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth in the Northwest Territories, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74: 28188 http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v74.28188

Newman, P.A., Rubincam, C.; Essack, Z., Slack, C., Chakrapani, V., Tepjan, S., Shunmugam, M., Roungprakhon, S., Chuang, D., Logie, C., Koen, J., Lindegger, G. (2015). Towards a science of community engagement in biomedical HIV prevention research: an embedded multiple case study in Canada, India, South Africa and Thailand. PLOS ONE. PLoS ONE, 10(8): e0135937. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135937

Logie, C., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Weaver, J., Navia, D. & Este, D. (2015). An HIV and STI prevention group-based intervention for lesbian, bisexual, queer and other women who have sex with women: Results from a non-randomized cohort pilot study. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. doi:10.1089/apc.2014.0355.

Loutfy, M., Tharao, W., Logie, C., Aden, M., Chambers, L., Wu, W., Abdelmaseh, M. & Calzavara, L. (2015). Systematic review of stigma reducing interventions for African/Black diasporic women. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 18:19835. http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.18.1.19835

Logie, C., Bogo, M. & Katz, E. (2015). “I didn’t feel equipped”: Social workers’ reflections on a simulated client ‘coming out’. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(2), 315-328.

Logie, C. & Daniel, C. (2015). “My body is mine”:  A qualitative study of processes of agency and structural violence among internally displaced women in Leogane, Haiti. Global Public Health. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1027249

Logie, C. & Earnshaw, V. (2015). Development and Validation of the Sexual Stigma Scale Adapted for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women. PLoS One 10(2): e0116198. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0116198

Logie, C., Navia, D. & Loutfy, M. (2014). Correlates of a lifetime history of sexually transmitted infections among women who have sex with women in Toronto, Canada: Results from a cross-sectional internet-based survey. BMJ Sexually Transmitted Infections. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2014-051745

Baral, S., Holland, C., Shannon, K., Logie, C., Sithole, B., Papworth, E., Drame, F. & Beyrer, C. (2014). Enhancing benefits or increasing harms: community responses for HIV among men who have sex with men, transgender women, female sex workers, and people who inject drugs.  Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS), 66(S3): S319-S328.

Logie, C. (2014). (Where) do queer women belong? Theorizing intersectional and compulsory heterosexism in HIV research. Critical Public Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2014.938612

Suarez, E., Logie, C. & Arocha, F. (2014). An open debate about the object and purpose of global health knowledge in the context of an interdisciplinary research partnership on HIV/STI prevention priorities in Peru.  BMC Globalization and Health, 10(40, doi:10.1186/1744-8603-10-40.

Logie, C., Navia, D., Rwigema, M.J., Tharao, W., Este, D. & Loutfy, M. (2014). A group-based HIV and sexually transmitted infections prevention intervention for lesbian, bisexual, queer and other women who have sex with women in Calgary and Toronto, Canada: study protocol for a non-randomized cohort pilot study. BMJ Open, 4:e005190. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005190.

Logie, C., Dimaras, H., Fortin, A. & Ramon-Garcia, S. (2014). Reflections of multi-disciplinary new investigators on addressing grand challenges in global health. BMC Globalization and Health, 10(27). doi:10.1186/1744-8603-10-27

Logie, C. & Rwigema, M.J. (2014). “The normative idea of queer is a white person”: Understanding perceptions of white privilege among lesbian, bisexual and queer women of color in Toronto, Canada. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 18(2): 174-191.

Logie, C., Daniel, C., Newman, P.A., Weaver, J. & Loutfy, M. (2014). A psycho-educational HIV/STI prevention intervention for internally displaced women in Leogane, Haiti: An observational cohort pilot study. PLOS One, 9(2): e89836. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089836

Logie, C., Allagia, R. & Rwigema, M.J. (2014). A social ecological approach to understanding correlates of lifetime sexual assault among sexual minority women in Toronto, Canada: Results from a cross-sectional internet-based survey. Health Education Research. DOI: doi:10.1093/her/cyt119

Poteat, T., Logie, C., Adams, D., Lebona, J., Beyrer, C. & Baral, S. (2014). A mixed methods examination of sexual practices, identities, and health among women who have sex with women in Lesotho. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 16(2), 120-135.

Logie, C. & Daniel, C. Exploring unintended social impacts of tent distribution practices in post-earthquake Haiti. Stability, International Journal of Security and Development, 2(3), 1-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/sta.ck

Newman, P.A., Logie, C., Asakura, K & Doukas, N. (2013). Correlates of HPV vaccine acceptability among men: a meta-analysis. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 89, 568-574.

Baral, S., Logie, C., Grosso, A., Wirtz, A. & Beyrer, C. (2013). Modified social ecological model: a tool to visually represent the risks and risk contexts of HIV epidemics. BMC Public Health, 13: 482. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-482.

Logie, C., James, L., Tharao, W. & Loutfy, M. (2013). Associations between racial discrimination, gender discrimination, HIV-related stigma and depression among HIV-positive Black women in Canada. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(2), 114-122.

Logie, C., Bogo, M., Regehr, C. & Regehr, G. (2013) The use of standardized client simulations in social work education: A critical appraisal. Journal for Social Work Education, 49(1), 66-80.

Logie, C. & Gibson, M. A mark that is no mark? Queer women and violence in HIV discourse. (2013). Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 15(1), 29-43.

Bogo, M., Katz, E., Regehr, C., Logie, C., Mylopoulos, M., & Tufford, L. (2013). Toward understanding meta-competence: An analysis of students’ reflection on their simulated interviews. Social Work Education, 32(2), 259-273.

Loutfy, M., Logie, C., Zhang, Y., Blitz, S.L., Margolese, S., Tharao, W., Chieza, L., Rourke, S., Ruedo, S. & Raboud, J. (2012). Gender and ethnicity differences in HIV related stigma among people living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. PLoS One, 7(12): e48168.

Logie, C., James, L., Tharao, W. & Loutfy, M. (2012). Opportunities, ethical challenges and lessons learned from a multi-method community-based research project with HIV-positive women in Ontario, Canada. The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 7(4), 10-19.

Logie, C., James, L., Tharao, W. & Loutfy, M. (2012). “We don’t exist”: A qualitative study of marginalization experienced by HIV-positive lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender women in Toronto, Canada. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 15: 17392.

Logie, C., Daniel, C., Newman, P.A. & Loutfy, M. (2012). An HIV/STI Prevention Intervention for Internally Displaced Women in Leogane, Haiti: Study Protocol for a N of 1 Pilot Study. BMJ Open, 2:e001634.

Logie, C. (2012). The case for the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health to address sexual orientation. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), 1243-1246.

Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Katz, E., Logie, C., Tufford, L. & Litvack, A. (2012). Evaluating an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Adapted for Social Work. Research on Social Work Practice, 22, 428-436.

Logie, C., Newman, P.A., Chakrapani, V. & Shunmugam. (2012). Adapting the minority stress model: Associations between gender non-conformity stigma, HIV-related stigma and depression among men who have sex with men in South India. Social Science & Medicine, 74(8), 1261-1268.

Newman, P.A., Woodford, M. & Logie, C. (2012). HIV vaccine acceptability and culturally appropriate dissemination among sexually diverse Aboriginal Canadians. Global Public Health, 7(1), 87-100.

Logie, C., James, L., Tharao, W. & Loutfy, M. (2011). Race, gender, sexual orientation, HIV and sex work: intersectional stigma experienced by women living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. PLoS Medicine, 8(11), e1001124.

Pottie, K., Vissandjée, B., Grant, J., Logie, C., Ullah, A., Murangira, F., &Welch, V. (2011). Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Evidence Review for Newly Arriving Immigrants and Refugees. Canadian Medical Association Journal. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.090313

Newman, P.A., Logie, C., Charles, T., James. L., Maxwell, J. & Woodford, M. (2011). ‘Speaking the dialect’: Public discourse in the aftermath of an HIV vaccine trial shutdown. American Journal of Public Health, 101(9), 1749-1758.

Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Logie, C., Katz, E., Mylopoulos, M. & Regehr, G. (2011). Adapting Objective Structured Clinical Examinations to Assess Social Work Students’ Performance and Reflections. Journal for Social Work Education, 47(1), DOI: 10.5175/JSWE.2011.200900036.

Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Katz, E., Logie, C., Mylopoulos, M. & Regehr, G. (2011). Developing a tool for assessing students’ reflections on their practice. Social Work Education, 30(2), 186-194.

Newman, P.A. & Logie, C. (2010). HIV vaccine acceptability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS, 24(11), 1749-1756.

Logie, C. & Gadalla, T. (2009). Meta-analysis of Health and Demographic Correlates of Stigma Towards People Living with HIV. AIDS Care, 21(6), 742-753.

Other Selected Publications: 

Peer-Reviewed Book Contributions

Logie, C. Focus groups. (in press). In Eds. Coghlan, D. & Brydon-Miller, M.: Encyclopaedia of Action Research. London, U.K.: Sage Publications.

Baral, S., Logie, C., Papworth, E. & Beyrer, C. International LGBT Rights. (in press). The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians.

Awards and Honors: 

2015-2016 Lupina Senior Academic Fellowship, Comparative Program on Health and Society, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

2013 New Investigator Award: Epidemiology and Public Health, Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)

2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health Research Skills Development Award

2011-2012 Rising Star in Global Health, Grand Challenges Canada

2010-2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2007-2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship

2007-2009 Healthcare, Technology and Place Strategic Research Training Doctoral Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

External Research Grants: 

2016-2020
Nominated Principal Investigator
Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John Evans Leaders Fund
Project Title: Digital Storytelling and Mobile Multi-Media Lab

2016-2021
Nominated Principal Investigator
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Early Researcher Award
Project Title: Advancing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Prevention Among Young Women: Improving Young Women’s Sexual Health

2016-2020
Nominated Principal Investigator
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Grant. Project Title: Social Ecologies of Resilience and Teen Dating Violence Among Indigenous and Northern Youth in the Northwest Territories
(Co-PI: Candice Lys)

2016-2019
Nominated Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Community Based Research (CBR) Operating Grant.
Project Title: Understanding syndemics and HIV/STI vulnerability among Northern Indigenous youth in the Northwest Territories
(Co PI: Candice Lys)

2015-2016
Nominated Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Transitional Operating Grant
Project Title: Addressing social and structural drivers of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among diverse young women in Canada: A mixed methods, multi-site cohort study
(Co-PI: C. Bourassa, M. Loutfy)

2015-2018
Nominated Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research CBR Operating Grant
Project Title: Visual and performance arts for HIV prevention with Indigenous youth in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut: A mixed methods multiple case study
(Co PI: Candice Lys)

2014-2015
Nominated Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning Grant
Project Title: Pride, Stigma, Resilience and Community: Exploring Social and Structural Contexts of Health Among Sexually and Gender Diverse Youth in the Northwest Territories
(Co PI: C. Lys)

2014-2015
Nominated Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research CBR Catalyst Grant
Project Title: Mapping Social and Structural Contexts of HIV and STI Vulnerability Among LGBTQ+ Youth in the Northwest Territories
(Co PI: C. Lys)

2014-2019
Co-Principal Investigator
Arctic Inspiration Prize
Project Title: Fostering Open eXpression Among Youth (FOXY): Pan-territorial Sexual Health Education and Leadership Program
(Nominated Principal Investigator: C. Lys)

2013-2016
Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant
Project Title: Towards an understanding of structural drivers of HIV/STI and protective factors among sexual and gender minority youth in Kingston, Jamaica

2013-2015
Principal Investigator
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant
Project Title: Exploring performance ethnography as an innovative approach to challenge stigma and promote empowerment among sexual and gender minorities in Swaziland and Lesotho

2013-2014
Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention Catalyst Grant
Project Title: Pilot-testing a group-level intervention to reduce risk for sexual transmission of HIV/STIs among lesbian, bisexual and queer women and other women who have sex with women in Calgary and Toronto

2011-2013
Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning Grant
Project Title: Developing an Interdisciplinary, International Research Team to Understand HIV Prevention among Women and Girls in Leogane, Haiti

2012-2013
Co-Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention Catalyst Grant
Project Title: Systematic Review to Support Development of an Intervention to reduce stigma experienced by HIV-Positive Diasporic Black, African, Caribbean and Canadian Women in Canada
(Co-PI: L. Calzavara, M. Loutfy, W. Tharao)

2012-2014
Co-Principal Investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention Catalyst Grant
Project Title: Determining the components of a trauma-informed intervention to improve the mental well-being of immigrant, refugee and newcomer people living with HIV
(Co-PI: W. Tharao, M. Umana, J. Wong)