Director of Research and Evaluation
Lonnie Embleton has a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. In 2017, she was selected as a prestigious Canadian Vanier Scholar, demonstrating her outstanding leadership skills and scholarly achievements. Lonnie also holds a Master of Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and has a diverse academic background including an undergraduate degree in Architectural Science from Ryerson University and a BSc in Community Health Sciences from Brock University. For the past 10 years she has lived and worked in Kenya, and conducted research projects with children and youth in street situations with a focus on sexual and reproductive health, HIV, substance use, human rights, gender equity, livelihoods, and social policy through the AMPATH partnership. Her research interests are broad, but she has a special interest in youth homelessness, and identifying, developing, and testing evidence-based interventions to reduce social and health inequities experienced by children and youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Outside of work she is an avid cyclist, runner, weightlifter, and occasional yogi.