Dr Brotto completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC), where her research focused primarily on psychophysiological aspects of sexual arousal in women diagnosed with sexual dysfunctions. Her psychology internship at the University of Washington (UW) specialized in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for mood, anxiety, substance abuse and psychotic disorders.
Following her internship, Dr Brotto's Fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine at UW was mentored by Dr Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute.
As a registered psychologist, Lori Brotto offers psychological therapy to patients referred from both UBC Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry, as well as the BC Cancer Agency. Dr Brotto also sees private patients.
Lori Brotto has been awarded many scholarships, fellowships and research grants.