Teresa Norris

Teresa Norris

Board of Directors


Teresa Norris is the Founder and President of HPV Global Action, a National, bilingual registered charity since 2006. As a Sexual Health Specialist with an expertise in HPV, she appears regularly nationally and internationally, speaking in public, media, and academic forums on HPV-related issues & sexual health.

The inception of Teresa’s passion for sexual health education stems from the loss of her best friend to cervical cancer at the age of 24 in 2001. Teresa then launched an awareness campaign through a fundraiser in 2002 to raise awareness about HPV, which quickly included scholar tours across the country and prompted public speaking appearances around the globe. This led to the beginning of a career, to date reaching millions of people. Delivering awareness and spreading vital sexual health education to hundreds of Canadian schools of every demographic and age across the country and overseas is her day-to-day work. Her focus is on bringing leaders together to communicate and provide solutions regarding worldwide HPV prevention and cervical cancer screening challenges. She works with National and International leaders to improve provincial, federal and global decisions and outcomes, particularly on HPV prevention and screening policies.


COVID-19 Won’t Be the Last (Or Worst) Pandemic: It’s Time to Build Resilience Into Our Cervical Cancer Elimination Goals

Marc Steben, MD; 1 Teresa Norris; 2 Zeev Rosberger, PhD 3, on behalf of HPV Global Action *
1 Co-President, HPV Global Action; Chair, Canadian Network on HPV Prevention; Associate professor, School of Public Health, Universite de Montreal
2 Founder and President, HPV Global Action
3 Vice-President, HPV Global Action; Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research; Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry and Oncology, McGill University

La pandémie ne sera pas la dernière (ni la pire): Il est temps d’intégrer la résilience à nos objectifs d’élimination du cancer du col de l’utérus

Marc Steben, M.D.; 1 Teresa Norris; 2 Zeev Rosberger, PhD 3, au nom de HPV Global Action* 
1 Coprésident de VPH Action Globale; président du Reseau canadien sur la prévention du VPH; professeur agrégé à l’École de santé publique de l’Université de Montréal
2 Fondatrice et présidente de VPH Action Globale
3 Vice-président de HPV Global Action; chercheur principal à l’Institut Lady Davis de recherches médicales; professeur agrégé aux départements de psychologie, de psychiatrie et d’oncologie de l’Université McGill