Lori Chambers is a postdoctoral fellow at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. As a community health researcher, her work focuses on the health of racialized communities living with HIV.
With more than 20 years in the field, Chambers utilizes arts-based approaches to HIV awareness. She is the founder of Because She Cares, an initiative that uses poetry and performance to share the stories of African, Caribbean and Black immigrant women employed in Canadian HIV/AIDS service organizations. In February 2022, Because She Cares launched a spoken word film series to highlight the stories of African immigrant women who live with HIV and work for AIDS services and allied organizations in Ontario.
Chambers earned a Bachelor of Social Work at York University, Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto and a PhD in Social Sciences from the School of Social Work at McMaster University.