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Olivier Ferlatte

Professeur adjoint

École de santé publique - Département de médecine sociale et préventive

7101, av. du Parc, room 3133

514 343-6111 #44090

olivier.ferlatte@umontreal.ca

Profile

Biography

Olivier Ferlatte est titulaire d'un doctorat en Santé Publique de l'Université Simon Fraser en Colombie Britannique et est professeur adjoint au Département de Médecine Sociale et Préventive à l’École de Santé Publique de l'Université de Montréal. Ses travaux de recherche sont axés sur la relation entre la stigmatisation, la marginalisation, la violence et la santé chez les minorités sexuelles et de genre.  Il est un expert reconnu sur les syndémies et sur l’approche intersectionnelle, et les conclusions de ses travaux de recherche ont influencé des politiques ainsi que le développement de programmes visant à améliorer la santé sexuelle et mentale des minorités sexuelles et de genre. Les travaux scientifiques de Mr. Ferlatte sont basés sur plusieurs méthodologies (Qualitative, Quantitative, Méthode artistique, Approches mixtes) et sont mues par un intérêt particulier pour l’engagement communautaire et la participation des personnes touchés par les inégalités en santé en tant que partenaire de recherche. 

Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

2021

Overcoming conversion therapy : a qualitative investigation of experiences of survivors

Graduate : Dromer, Elisabeth
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.

Projects

Research projects

2022 - 2029

Pride Talk: Informing and evaluating an online suicide prevention intervention for sexual and gender minorities

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(PJT) Subvention Projet
2022 - 2027

Chemstory: community produced podcasts to broaden knowledge and spark conversations about sex, drugs, prevention, and community

Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention de fonctionnement: programme de recherche communautaire sur le VIH/sida
2022 - 2025

Cannapix 2.0 : Explorer les besoins et les désirs des jeunes des minorités sexuelles et de genre (18-24 ans) en termes d'interventions de prévention et de réduction des risques liés au cannabis

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(AC) Actions concertées - générique
2021 - 2025

Identifier et comprendre les iniquités en santé mentale et consommation de substances chez les minorités sexuelles et de genre par une recherche communautaire novatrice

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Bourse de chercheur-boursier : Junior 1
2021 - 2025

Identifier et comprendre les iniquités en santé mentale et consommation de substances chez les minorités sexuelles et de genre par une recherche communautaire novatrice

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Établissement de jeunes chercheurs Juniors 1
2022 - 2024

Community-Centred Responses to 2SLGBTQ+ COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts

Co-researchers : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: Agence de santé publique du Canada
Grant programs:
2021 - 2024

Identifying the impact of cannabis use on mental health outcomes among sexual and gender minority youth in British Columbia and Québec

Lead researcher : Rodney Knight , Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(PJT) Subvention Projet
2021 - 2024

Coping strategies and mental health: quantitative and qualitative insight into the COVID-19 experience in young adults

Lead researcher : Marie-Pierre Sylvestre
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention de fonctionnement (COVID-19)
2021 - 2024

Identifying the impact of cannabis use on mental health

Lead researcher : Rod Knight
Co-researchers : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(PJT) Subvention Projet
2022 - 2023

2SLGBTQ+ Health Hub: An Intersectional and Interdisciplinary Training and Mentorship Platform

Lead researcher : Daniel Grace
Co-researchers : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention de formation
2022 - 2023

Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (RRSPQ) / I stand out : Exploring resilience and mental health among 2S/LGBTQIA+ youth with cellphilms

Lead researcher : France Gagnon
Co-researchers : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Réseaux thématiques de recherche
2020 - 2023

ChemStory: community produced podcasts to spark conversations about Chemsex and HIV Prevention

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention catalyseur
2020 - 2023

Understanding stigma, minority stress and resilience among sexual and gender minority young adults attending college or university in Québec

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV153480-Subventions de développement Savoir
2021 - 2022

Exploring cannabis use and mental health in sexually and gender diverse youth: A qualitative, community-based study

Lead researcher : Rebecca Haines-Saah
Co-researchers : Jean Séguin , Natalie Castellanos Ryan , Robert-Paul Juster , Olivier Ferlatte , Nicholas Chadi
Funding sources: Commission de la santé mentale du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention catalyseur
2021 - 2022

Le risque suicidaire chez les hommes gais, bisexuels et queer : Comprendre le rôle de l’expression de genre et de la stigmatisation par les pairs - Le Pôle d'expertise et de recherche en santé et bien-être des hommes

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Co-researchers : Janie Houle
Funding sources: MSSS/Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Grant programs:
2020 - 2022

Picturing the experiences and perspectives of cannabis use by 2SLGBTQ living with a mental illness in Québec

Funding sources: Commission de la santé mentale du Canada
Grant programs:
2020 - 2021

Sexe et pandémie : Comprendre comment les hommes gais et bisexuels adaptent leurs comportements sexuels durant la crise du Covid-19

Lead researcher : Olivier Ferlatte
Funding sources: MSSS/Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

Publications récentes

  1. Dromer, E., Ferlatte, O., Goodyear, T., Kinitz, D.J. & Salway, T. (2022) Overcoming conversion therapy : A qualitative investigation of experiences of survivors, SSM – Qualitative Research in Health, 2 100194
  2. Salway, T., Rich, A.J., Ferlatte, O., Gesink, D., Ross, L.E., Bränström, R., Sadr, A., Khan, S., Grennan, T., Shokoohi, M., Brennan, D.J. & Gilbert, M. (2022) Preventable mortality among sexual minority Canadians. SSM – Population Health, 101276
  3. Michaelsen, M., Nombro, E., Djiofack, H., Ferlatte, O., Vissandjée, B., Zarowsky, C. (2022) Looking at COVID-19 effects on intimate partner violence and sexual violence in Canada through a feminist political lens : a qualitative study, Canadian Journal of Public Health, (publié en ligne le 27 juillet 2022)
  4. Coulaud, P.J., Jesson, J., Bolduc, N., Ferlatte, O., Jenkins, E., Bertrand, K., Salway, T., Jauffret-Roustide, M. & Knight, R. (2022) Young Adult’s Mental Health and Unmet Service Needs in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic across Canada and France, Community Mental Health Journal, (publié en ligne le 28 juin 2022)
  5. Ferlatte, O., Handlovsky, I., Ridge, D., Chanady, T.*, Knight, R. & Oliffe, J.L. (2022) Understanding stigma and suicidality among gay men living with HIV: A photovoice project, SSM – Qualitative Research in Health, 2:100112
  6. Salway, T., Black, S., Kennedy, A., Watt, S., Ferlatte, O., Gaspar, M., Knight, R. & Gilbert, M. “Syndemic moral distress”: Sexual health provider practices in the context of co-occurring, socially produced sexual and mental health epidemics, BMC Public Health, 22: 750
  7. Goodyear, T., Ferlatte, O., Fast, D., Salway, T., Jenkins, E., Robinson, S., & Knight, R. (2022) Using photovoice to understand experiences of opioid use among sexual and gender minority youth in Vancouver, Canada. Culture, Health and Sexuality (publié en ligne le 27 mai 2022)
  8. Handlovsky, I., Ferlatte, O., Kia, H., Knight, R., Broom, A. & Oliffe, J. (2022) Processes underpinning survival in gay men living with HIV and a history of suicidality, Sociology of Health & Illness, 44 (7), 1132-1148
  9. Goodyear, T., Kinitz, D.J., Dromer, E., Gesink, D., Ferlatte, O., Knight, R. & Salway, T. (2022) “They want you to kill your inner queer but somehow leave the human alive”: Delineating the impacts of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression change efforts. Journal of Sex Research, 59(5), 599-609
  10. Ferlatte, O., Karmann, J., Gariépy, G., Frohlich, K.L., Moullec, G., Lemieux, V. & Hébert, R. (2022) Virtual photovoice with older adults: methodological reflections during the covid-19 pandemic, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21, 1-10
  11. Hill, A.O., Lyons, A., Power, J., Amos, N., Ferlatte, O., Jones, J., Carman, M., & Bourne, A. (2022) suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer and asexual (LGBQ) youth: differential effects of sexual orientation, LGBTQ-related harassment and abuse, conversion practices, family religiosity and school connectedness, LGBT Health (publié en ligne le 13 avril 2022)
  12. Michaelsen, M., Djiofack, H., Nombro, E., Ferlatte, O., Vissandjée, B., Zarowsky, C. (2022) Service Provider perspectives on How COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions have affected intimate partner and sexual violence survivors in Canada: A qualitative study, BMC women’s Health, 22, 111
  13. Kinitz, D. J., Salway, T., Kia, H., Ferlatte, O., Rich, A. J., Ross, L. E. (2022) The health of sexual and gender minority people experiencing poverty in Canada: A scoping review. Health Promotion International, 37 (1), daab057
  14. Kia, H., Grace, D., Strike, C., Ferlatte, O., Knight, R., Salway, T. & Ross, L.E. (2022) “They Haven’t Made a Slot for us Yet”: Conceptualizing the Health Care and Social Service Needs of Older Gay Men Living with HIV, Journal of Homosexuality, 69 (2), 332-355
  15. Kia, H., Salway, T., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Ferlatte, O. & Ross, L.E. (2022) “You could tell I said the wrong things”: Constructions of sexual identity among older gay men in healthcare settings, Qualitative Health Research, 32 (2), 255-266.
  16. Kinitz, D.J., Goodyear, T., Dromer, E., Gesink, D., Ferlatte, O., Knight, R., & Salway, T. (2022) “Conversion therapy” experiences in their social contexts: A qualitative study of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression change efforts in Canada. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 67 (6), 441-451
  17. Salway, T., Juwono, S., Klassen, B., Ferlatte, O., Ablona, A., Pruden, H., Morgan, J., Kwag, M., Card, K., Knight, R. & Lachowsky, N. (2021) Experiences with sexual orientation and gender identity conversion therapy practices among sexual minority men in Canada, 2019-2020. Plos One, 16(6): e0252539
  18. Salway, T., Gesink, D., Ferlatte, O., Rhodes, A., Brennan, D. & Gilbert, M. (2021) Age, period, and cohort effects in the epidemiology of suicide attempts among sexual minorities, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 56(2): 283-294
  19. Kinitz, D.J., Salway, T., Dromer, E.*, Giustini, D., Ashley, F., Goodyear, T., Ferlatte, O., Kia, H. & Abramovich, A. (2021) The scope and nature of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression change efforts: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev 10, 14
  20. Oliffe, J.L, Ferlatte, O., Ogrodniczuk, J.S., Seidler, Z.E., Kealy, D., Rice, S.M. (2021) How to save a life: vital cues from men who have attempted suicide, Qualitative Health Research, 31 (3); 415-429
  21. McDaid, L., Flowers, P., Ferlatte, O., Young, I., Patterson, S. & Gilbert, M. (2021) Sexual health literacy among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: a conceptual framework for future research, Culture Health & Sexuality, 23 (2); 207-223
  22. Morgan, J., Schwartz, C., Ferlatte, O., Mnzisak, C., Lachowsky, N., Jollimore, J., Hull, M. & Knight, R. (2021) Community-based participatory approaches to knowledge translation: HIV prevention case study of the Investigaytors program, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50 (1): 105-1117
  23. Parent, N., Coulaud, P-J., Amirie, M., Ferlatte, O., Knight, R. (2021). Cannabis use and mental health among young sexual and gender minority men: A qualitative study. International Journal of Drug Policy, 91, 102980
  24. Ferlatte, O., Salway, T., Oliffe, J.L., Rice, S., Gilbert, M., Young, I., McDaid, L., Ogrodniczuk, J.S., & Knight, R. (2021) Depression and suicide literacy among Canadian sexual and gender minorities, Archives of Suicide Research, 25 (4), 876-891
  25. Parent, N., Ferlatte, O., Milloy, M.J., Fast, D., Knight, R. (2020) The sexualized use of cannabis among sexual minority men: “I’m actually enjoying this for the first time”, Culture, Health and Sexuality, 23 (7), 883-898
  26. Ferlatte, O., Rice, S.M., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J.L. & Ogrodniczuk, J.S. Suicidality and maladaptive behaviours: A comparison of heterosexual and gay and bisexual Canadian men. (2020) International journal of Mental Health, 49 (3); 280-290
  27. Mac-Seing, M., Zinszer, K., Eryon, B., Ajok, E., Ferlatte, O. & Zarowsky, C. (2020) The intersectional jeopardy of gender, disability and sexual and reproductive health: Experiences and recommendations of women and men with disabilities in Northern Uganda, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 28 (2): 1-15
  28. Ferlatte, O., Salway, T., Oliffe, J.L., Saewyc, E., Holmes, C, Schick, L., Purdie, A., Albach, D., Mantler, E., Ho, D. & Knight, R. (2020) It is times to mobilize suicide prevention for Canadian sexual and gender minorities, Canadian Journal of Public Health, 111 (5), 737-742
  29. Ferlatte, O., Panwala, V., Rich, A.J., Sheim, A., Blackwell, E., Kai, S., Salway, T. & Knight, R. (2020) Building knowledge on the health differences between transgender and cisgender gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men using a community-based approach, Journal of Sex Research, 57(8):1005-1013
  30. Salway, T., Ferlatte, O., Gensink, D., & Lachowski, N. (2020) Prevalence of exposure to sexual orientation change efforts and associated sociodemographic characteristics and psychosocial health outcomes among Canadian sexual minority men, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 65 (7): 502-509
  31. McDaid, L., Flowers, P., Ferlatte, O., McAloney-Kocaman, K., Gilbert, M. & Frankis, J. (2020) Informing theoretical development of salutogenic, asset-based health improvement to reduce syndemics among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: empirical evidence from secondary analysis of multi-national, online cross-sectional surveys, SSM Population Health, 10, 1-10
  32. Gesink, D., Salway, T., Kimura, L., Connell, J, Widener, M. & Ferlatte, O. (2020) The social geography of partner selection in Toronto, Canada: A qualitative description of “Convection Mixing”, Archives of Sexual behavior,49 (5): 1839-1851
  33. Ferlatte, O., Salway, T., Oliffe, J.L., Kia, H., Rice, S., Morgan, J., Lowik, A.J. & Knight, R. (2020) Sexual and Gender Minorities’ Readiness and Interest in Supporting Peers Experiencing Suicide-Related Behaviors, Crisis, 41 (4): 273-279

Disciplines

  • Public Health
  • Preventive Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social theory
  • Qualitative methods
  • Participatory research
  • Action research
  • Sexual identity
  • Sex and gender
  • Mental health
  • Drug Abuse
  • Depression
  • Health Promotion
  • COVID-19
  • COVID19