Len Tooley (MPH, HBSc) is the National Team Coordinator (Research Associate) of the 5-year CIHR Team Grant in Boys’ and Men’s Health Research, a national multi-site mixed-methods cross-sectional study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men’s (gbMSM) health.
Len brings over ten years of experience of HIV/AIDS- and sexual health-related work in many different capacities: student, project coordinator, service provider and volunteer. He joined the HIV Prevention Lab after four years as Coordinator of Community Health Programming at CATIE, a national HIV and HCV knowledge exchange organization that aims to improve quality of life and reduce transmission by facilitating knowledge exchange between organizations and service providers across the country. In his role at CATIE Len’s work focused on gbMSM sexual health and HIV treatment and prevention, convening topic-specific national KTE meetings, facilitating capacity building projects such as gay men’s health summit rapporteur projects, and actively collaborating on numerous regional and national research and intervention initiatives.
Len holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, where his studies focused on gay men’s health promotion, social and structural drivers of HIV, critical medical anthropology and qualitative research methods. His work is also informed by 6 years (and counting) of providing anonymous, rapid HIV testing and sexual health counselling to men in Toronto in both clinical and outreach settings.