• Dr. Ferro Guest on “Beyond the Books” Podcast

    Dr. Ferro was an invited guest on the “Beyond the Books” podcast recently where he discussed childhood multimorbidity and the mental health of youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The very informative episode can be found on all podcast streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts etc.) and as a direct link here.

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  • Dr. Ferro Awarded Graduate Mentorship Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Ferro, who was chosen as the 2021 recipient of the Health Mid-Career Graduate Mentorship Award in the Faculty of Health at the University of Waterloo. Quality mentorship of graduate students is an accomplishment during “normal” times; the past year, with virtual meetings and lack of face-to-face interaction was anything but typical. The […]

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  • ARCH Lab MSc Student Successfully Defends Thesis

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab’s Sydney Whitney on the successful defense of her MSc thesis, titled “Perceived Stress, Physiological Stress, and Mental Health in Parents and Children”. Sydney stated that she really enjoyed her time with the ARCH lab. The support and encouragement she received from Dr. Ferro and the other members of the lab were […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Research on Postpartum Depression Treatment

    The ARCH Lab contributed to a paper published in JAMA Psychiatry titled “Effect Of Online 1-Day Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Based Workshops Plus Usual Care Vs Usual Care Alone For Postpartum Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial”. Postpartum depression (PPD) affects as many as 20% of mothers, yet just 1 in 10 of these women receives evidence-based treatment. […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper on Health‑related Quality of Life in the MY LIFE Sample

    The ARCH Lab recently published a paper titled “Health‑related quality of life in children with and without physical–mental multimorbidity” using data from the MY LIFE study. The purpose of the paper was to:a) look at health-related quality of life (HRQL) in children across different physical illnessesb) compare parent and child reportsc) compare HRQL between children […]

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  • ARCH Lab Grows by 6 Feet!

    Over the past 1.5 years, several members of the ARCH Lab have grown their families and welcomed a new child. Jessica Zelman, Project Manager, welcomed a daughter, Violet. Robyn Wojcicki, Reserach Coordinator, welcomed a son, Henry. And most recently, Shannon Reaume, PhD student, welcomed a daughter, Amelia. Congratulations to everyone!

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  • Arch Lab Contributes to Paper on Self-Esteem in Young People with Epilepsy

    The ARCH Lab contributed to a paper with colleagues from McMaster University on a paper published in Epilepsia titled “Self-esteem mediates mental health outcomes in young people with epilepsy”. The authors evaluated the extent to which self-esteem mediates the impacts of epilepsy-specific and environmental factors on mental health outcomes in young people with epilepsy. Data […]

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  • ARCH Lab Post Doc Receives CIHR Fellowship

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, Chloe Bedard, for being named as a recipient of a CIHR Fellowship Award! This award will support Chloe as she explores the role of physical activity in the lives of children with physical-mental multimorbidity. This work will help increase our understanding of how to better support children and their […]

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  • Two ARCH Lab MSc Students Successfully Defend Theses

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab students Erica McDonald and Madeline Reed on the successful defence of their MSc theses! Erica successfully defended her thesis titled “Psychometric Properties and Informant Agreement of the WHODAS 2.0 in Youth with Mental Disorder and their Parents”. Erica has accepted an offer to join the MD/PhD program at the University of […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Multimorbidity Scoping Review

    ARCH Lab alumni and current PhD candidate, Isabella Romano, recently published a scoping review titled “Physical-mental multimorbidity in children and youth: a scoping review” with the objective to systematically explore the breadth of physical-mental multimorbidity research in children and youth and to provide an overview of existing literature topics. Included were 431 studies and 2 […]

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