Dr. Tae Hart
Department of Psychology
Dr. Tae Hart is a Professor of Psychology, whose research focuses on psychological factors associated with adjustment to illness in chronically-ill individuals and their spouses/partners. Dr. Hart’s work has investigated quality of life, psychological distress, and symptom burden in people who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, Lynch syndrome, or other hereditary/familial forms of cancer. Dr. Hart has also conducted research studies on gay men with prostate cancer, transmen and quality of life, couples facing multiple sclerosis, and women with breast cancer. Dr. Hart led the Cancer’s Margins Ontario study during 2012/13, which examined how LGBT2Q people locate and share knowledge after they’ve been diagnosed and treated for breast or gynecologic cancer. At the HOPE Centre, Dr. Hart is interested in how queer, trans, and intersex people navigate their relationships with healthcare providers when managing chronic medical symptoms.