Collaborator

Dr. Kelly Smith completed fellowship training with Dr. Brotto from 2011-15, during which her research focused primarly on the pregnancy and post-partum experiences of women with chronic vulvar pain. Dr. Smith has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University and completed fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School prior to joining our lab. Her accomplishments to date include receipt of awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Canadian Pain Society during her fellowship training, and receiving the 2016 Nelly Auersperg Award from the Women’s Health Research Institute to study the impact of vulvar skin diseases on women’s quality of life. Dr. Smith currently works as a Psychologist in the BC Centre for Vulvar Health (BCCVH) and in private practice. She also continues to faciliate therapy groups for studies in our lab.