The trainees are a multidisciplinary group of Master's and Doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Clinician Researchers from a broad range of areas, including Education, Epidemiology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Nursing, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work.
Jasmin Abizadeh, BA
My research interests focus on an examination of the lived experiences of women struggling with concurrent mental health and substance use problems, understanding the role of trauma in their lives, and learning about their experience of being a mother.
Ghislaine Badawi, MSc
My research interests are aimed towards enhancing our understanding of the etiology of problematic drinking in undergraduate students through applying a gender-based approach.
Veronic Clair, MD, MSC, CCFP, FRCPC
My research areas include Health Determinants, Chronic Diseases Prevention and Management,Primary care, Health Systems and Health Policy, Public Health, and Early Childhood Development.
Kimberly Crosby, BA
My research interests focus on problematic substance use in the context of experiences of intimate partner violence.
Sarah Farstad, MSc
My primary research interests focus on identifying etiological and maintenance factors associated with various addictive behaviors including binge eating, problem gambling, and alcohol and substance abuse.
Hasu Ghosh, PhD
My post-doctoral research aims to explore the experiences of mental health and addiction services from diverse groups of urban Aboriginal women, who are simultaneously dealing with co-morbid chronic physical conditions
Angela Heino, RN
My research goals are to better understand the complex intersections between violence, trauma, substance use, and mental health.
Cindy Holmes, PhD
My research examines the intersections between violence, social inequity, mental health and place.
Ally Jamieson, MSW
My research interests focus on intersections between early childhood traumatic stress, caregiving attachment style, maternal addictions, and gender.
Barna Konkoly-Thege, PhD
My research interests focus on the epidemiology and background factors of addictions, particularly the role existential concerns may play in the development, maintenance, and quitting of substance-related and behavioural addictions.
Vivian Lam, BSc
My research interests are in the interactive effects of prenatal alcohol exposure, stress, and sex on mental health, with a particular focus on depression and anxiety.
Ni Lan, PhD
My research interest is in areas of stress, fetal programming, and neuroendocrine function, with a particular focus on sex differences in offspring outcomes and roles of sex steroids on brain function.
Karen Le, BSc
My research focuses on the relationship between childhood adversity, attachment insecurity and health behaviours, specifically smoking and alcohol consumption, with an interest in sex differences.
Robin Repta, MA
My doctoral research examines the health implications of dating experiences during adolescence and seeks to inform intervention strategies to support young people in healthy dating experiences and relationships.
Stefanie Nadya Rezansoff, MSc
My current program of work focuses on how justice interventions serve as determinants of health outcomes and conversely, how social determinants of health mediate the risk of exposure to the justice system.
Nicole Strang, PhD
My research interests concern the impact of early life stress on the development of addiction and mental health disorders.