Lucyna Lach is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, McGill University and an Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology/Neurosurgery in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Her program of research focusses on the quality of life of children with neurodisabilities and their caregiver (i.e. caregiver health, and parenting). Dr. Lach's current projects address social determinants of health of children with neurodisabiltiies. She is co-leading a team of researchers and trainees who are using population-based as well as administrative and clinical databases to document determinants such as income, service use, and educational outcomes. She is part of a recently funded Strategic Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Team entitiled CHILDBRIGHT, as co-lead of one of three themes that is evaluating five intervention/prevention approaches to supporting children with neurodisabilities and their families.
Dr. Lach is currently the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) in the Faculty of Arts. She has taught direct practice, theory and research courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has reviewed grants for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Fond de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, and numerous peer-reviewed journals. Prior to joining the faculty at McGill University in 2001, she spent 17 years as a social worker at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario where she worked in the Division of Neurology.
CURRENT projects include
- Health economics and social determinants of health (HE-SDOH): A framework for understanding socioeconomics and quality of life outcomes among children with neurodisabilities and their caregivers
- Child Bright: Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability- Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories