• portrait of Lisa Lazarus
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    Room P001A - 771 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0T6


Cross appointments

Does not hold any cross-appointments.

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Lisa Lazarus has been collaborating on community-based research studies since 2010 and has partnered with community-led organizations in Kenya, India, and Canada.

Her PhD research, an ethnographic study of an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration project led by a sex worker collective known as Ashodaya Samithi, based in Mysore, India, built on 10 years of community-based collaborations with the organization.

Her research critically examined how we define "success" in global public health interventions, as well as the significant role that communities themselves play in "making success".

    • Keywords

      • community-based participatory research
      • community-led interventions
      • critical social sciences
      • HIV prevention and treatment
    • Research affiliations

      Affiliate member, Institute for Global Public Health (IGPH)


    Dr. Lisa Lazarus is a critical social scientist, with a focus on community-based research methodologies in the field of HIV sciences. She is particularly interested in how we further democratize community-based research partnerships across research disciplines.

    She has partnered with community-based organizations led by sex workers and people who use substances in India, Kenya, and Canada, and has conducted collaborative research studies in Ukraine. Her work strives to centre community voices, with research questions driven by community priorities and social justice.


    Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2015-2019)

    Master of Public Health, Simon Fraser University (2008-2010)

    Special Bachelor of Social Work, McGill University (2004-2005)

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, McGill University (2001-2004)



    • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
    • CIHR Doctoral Research Award


    • Research Manitoba Doctoral Research Award (Declined)


    • David G. Fish Memorial Scholarship


    • Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference Scholarship for Research Within Vulnerable Populations

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    Community Health Sciences
    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada