Dr. Olivier Ferlatte

Dr. Olivier Ferlatte is an assistant professor at l’École de Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal and a research scientist at the Centre de Recherche en Santé Publique (CRESP). His research focuses on the relationship between stigma, substance use and mental health in 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities. He is a recognized expert on the applications of syndemics theory and intersectionality to 2S/LGBTQIA+ health, and findings drawn from his research have influenced the development of policies and programs aimed at improving the health of 2S/LGBTQIA+ people. His scientific work is based on several methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, art-based method, mixed approaches) and is motivated by a particular interest in community engagement and the participation of people affected by health inequalities as research partners. Dr. Ferlatte is the director of Qollab (qollab.ca), a community-based and collaborative research lab promoting the participation of 2S/LGBTQIA+ people in research. He holds a Junior One salary award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé.