Lori Diemert

Research Officer

Dalla Lana School of Public Health
155 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 3M7

Phone: (416) 978-5824
Fax: (416) 946-0340


Lori Diemert has an MSc in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. She has been a Research Officer at the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit since 2003. Lori has contributed to developing indicators and measures for monitoring the performance of tobacco control programs, and coordinated the Ontario Tobacco Survey, a large longitudinal study of smokers and cross-sectional study of non-smokers across Ontario. She provides research and evaluation expertise to support tobacco control programming, evaluation and training initiatives.

Current Projects
Past Projects
  • Performance Indicators
  • Ontario Tobacco Survey
  • Strategy Evaluation
  • Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Cessation Services
Selected Publications

Bondy SJ, Victor JC, Diemert LM, Mecredy GC, Chaiton M, Brown KS, Cohen JE, McDonald PW, Ferrence R, Garcia JM, Selby P, Schwartz R. Transitions in smoking status over time in a population-based panel study of smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2013;15(7):1201-1210.

Chaiton M, Diemert L, Cohen JE, Bondy SJ, Selby P, Philipneri A, Schwartz R. Estimating the number of quit attempts it takes to quit smoking successfully in a longitudinal cohort of smokers. BMJ Open 2016;6(6):e011045.

Chaiton M, Diemert L, Zhang B, Kennedy RD, Cohen JE, Bondy SJ, Ferrence R. Exposure to smoking on patios and quitting: a population representative longitudinal cohort study. Tobacco Control 2016;25(1):83-8.

Diemert LM, Bondy SJ, Brown KS, Manske SR. Young adult smoking cessation: predictors of quit attempts and abstinence. American Journal of Public Health 2013;103(3):449-453.

Diemert LM, Cohen JE, Bondy SJ, Callaghan RC, Ferrence R, Garcia J, Schwartz R, Selby P. Smoking low-cost cigarettes: disparities evident. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2011;102(1):73-74.

Mecredy GC, Diemert LM, Callaghan RC, Cohen JE. Association between use of contraband tobacco and smoking cessation outcomes. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2013;185(7):E287-E294.