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Esme Fuller-Thomson

Professor; Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work; Interim Director, Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto

Long-term health impacts of adverse childhood experience including maltreatment and parental divorce, grandparents raising grandchildren and social determinants of disability among older adults.

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Biography

Esme Fuller-Thomson is appointed to the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and cross appointed to the faculties of Medicine and Nursing. Esme joined the University of Toronto after completing her M.S.W. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. She also holds a B.A. and a B.S.W. from McGill University. Esme’s research has been published in prestigious academic journals, as well as outside the academic community. Esme has been an investigator on research grants funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, amoung others. Her three major areas of research are the long-term health impacts of adverse childhood experience including maltreatment and parental divorce, grandparents raising grandchildren and social determinants of disability among older adults.

Expertise

  • Childhood
  • Parental Divorce
  • Gerontology
  • Social Determinants of Disability

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