Margaret Lawson | Transgender Adolescents | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Margaret Lawson | Transgender Adolescents | Best Researcher Award

CHEO Research Institute, Canada

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Margaret Lawson's academic journey commenced with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology with a minor in Economics from the University of Toronto in 1984. She furthered her education with a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration from the same university in 1986. Subsequently, she obtained her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from McMaster University in 1989, followed by a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University in 1998.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Lawson's professional career has been marked by significant contributions to pediatric endocrinology. After completing her residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, she pursued a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, from 1992 to 1995. Since then, she has been associated with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), serving in various capacities including Head of Diabetes Service and Chief of Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Lawson's research focus primarily revolves around pediatric endocrinology, with a particular interest in diabetes and metabolic disorders. She has made substantial contributions to the field through her work in the development, implementation, and evaluation of decision aids in pediatric endocrinology. Her research endeavors aim to enhance patient care and improve outcomes through evidence-based practices.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout her career, Dr. Lawson has garnered recognition for her contributions to pediatric endocrinology. Her dedication and expertise have earned her prestigious certifications and licenses, including the Certificate of Special Competence in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Impact and Influence

As a Full Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Lawson has had a profound impact on medical education and training. Her mentorship and guidance have shaped the careers of numerous aspiring pediatric endocrinologists. Additionally, her research findings have influenced clinical practice and healthcare policies, contributing to advancements in pediatric endocrinology.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Lawson's legacy is characterized by her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of children with endocrine disorders. Her pioneering research, clinical expertise, and dedication to education have laid a solid foundation for future generations of pediatric endocrinologists. As she continues her journey, Dr. Lawson remains committed to making significant strides in pediatric endocrinology and leaving a lasting impact on the field.


A total of 8488 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations        8488
  • h-index          43
  • i10-index       84

Notable Publications 

Improved glycemia with hybrid closed-loop versus continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy: results from a randomized controlled trial

SK Garg, G Grunberger, R Weinstock, ML Lawson, IB Hirsch, LA DiMeglio, ...
Diabetes technology & therapeutics
Experiences and stressors of parents of trans and gender-diverse youth in clinical care from Trans Youth CAN!

A Pullen Sansfaçon, J Temple Newhook, L Douglas, S Gotovac, J Raiche, ...
Health & Social Work
Implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal diabetes educational programme for adolescents

KL Pabedinskas, J Courtney, N Barrowman, S Zankar, C Richardson, ...
BMJ Open Quality
Rapid onset gender dysphoria as a distinct clinical phenomenon Reply

GR Bauer, ML Lawson, DL Metzger