Caroline Pukall

Caroline Pukall

Professor of Psychology


Dr. Caroline Pukall (she/her) is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sexual Health, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Sexual Health Research Laboratory (, and Director of the Sex and Relationship Therapy Service in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

Her research focuses on genitopelvic dysesthesias, specifically vulvodynia, persistent genital arousal disorder, and other aspects of sexual health. She has published more than 170 articles and chapters, has been involved in more than 500 presentations, and has written several books. She has also contributed to and led treatment recommendation guidelines for genitopelvic dysesthesia through various international organizations, most recently, the International Consultation of Sexual Medicine. Over her productive career, she has obtained more than 6.4 million dollars in research funding, primarily from national funding agencies. 

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