Dr. Barbara Lent

The 2010 Enid Johnson MacLeod Award winner is Dr. Barbara Lent!

Dr. Barbara Lent has practiced family medicine in London, Ontario, since 1979, first in a small private office and then in a community-based academic practice in a socially disadvantaged neighbourhood. She moved to the academic world of family medicine in 1994, and is presently a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and Associate Dean of Equity and Professionalism at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario. She has participated actively in several  local, provincial and national committees that address gender and equity issues.  As a member of the Working Party on Women and Family Medicine of Wonca, the international family medicine organization, she contributed to the development of two influential documents, Wonca’s 10 Steps to Gender Equity in Health and theGender Equity Standards for Wonca Scientific Meetings. In addition, she has collaborated with physician and nursing colleagues in several research projects addressing health issues related to intimate partner violence.