• ARCH Lab Collaborates on Paper Examining Impact of Different Learning Modes on Youth Mental Health During Pandemic

    The ARCH Lab recently collaborated on a paper titled “School learning modes during the COVID-19 response and pre- to during pandemic mental health changes in a prospective cohort of Canadian adolescents” in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. The paper surveyed from 7270 adolescents attending 41 Canadian secondary schools participating in the COMPASS study. […]

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  • ARCH Lab PhD Student Wins Award

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab’s Kiran Dhuga who was awarded a Provost Doctoral Entrance Award (PDEA) for Women. Granted by the University of Waterloo, this award provides an outstanding full-time female doctoral student with an entrance scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for one year. Recipients must obtain first-class standing, as well as demonstrate an outstanding […]

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  • ARCH Lab PhD student passes dissertation and begins Post Doc

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab’s Alex Luther on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation! Alex’s project focused on delinquent behaviours and victimization among children in Ontario. Notable findings indicate:• Parent and teacher reports have low agreement, suggesting that children display delinquent behaviours differently in home vs. school contexts• Delinquent behaviours and experiences of victimization often […]

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  • Dr. Ferro Invited to Write Commentary in The Lancet Public Health

    Dr. Ferro was invited by The Lancet Public Health to provide a commentary on a study by Katriina Heikkilä and colleagues on youth multimorbidity. Their paper “Preterm birth and the risk of multimorbidity in adolescence: a multi register-based cohort study” links preterm birth and risk of complex multimorbidity, including the co-occurrence of physical and mental […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper Using “Multimorbidity In Youth Receiving Mental Health Services” Data

    The ARCH Lab has recently published a paper titled “Family Functioning and Health-Related Quality of Life in Parents of Children with Mental Illness” in the Journal Child and Family Studies using data from the “Multimorbidity In Youth Receiving Mental Health Services” study. Previous research suggests that family dysfunction may be related to lower health-related quality […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper on Impact of Pandemic on Psychological Distress in Youth with Chronic Illness

    Mr. Ferro, along with colleague Alène Toulany from SickKids and the University of Toronto, recently published a paper titled “Longitudinal association between youth multimorbidity and psychological distress: impact of the COVID-19 pandemic” in the journal Child Psychiatry and Human Development. The paper, sampling from 147 parent-youth dyads participating in the larger MY LIFE study, examined […]

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  • ARCH Lab Paper Published Using MY LIFE Study Data

    Members of the ARCH Lab, along with colleagues from the University of Calgary and University of Manitoba, recently published a paper titled “Response shift in parent-reported psychopathology in children with chronic physical illness” using data from the MY LIFE study. This study tested for response shift in children with chronic physical illness using a parent-reported […]

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  • Two ARCH Lab MSc Students Successfully Defend Theses

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab’s Kiran Dhuga and Lauren Gosse on the successful defense of their MSc theses yesterday! Kiran’s project was titled “Parental Depressive Symptoms and Physical-Mental Multimorbidity in Children”. Her results indicated that there are three parental depressive symptom trajectories: low, subclinical and clinical. These trajectories, however, were not associated with child physical-mental multimorbidity.  […]

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  • ARCH Lab Collaborates on Paper in JAMA Network Open

    The ARCH Lab recently collaborated on a paper published in JAMA Network Open. This paper, titled “Trajectory of Health-Related Quality of Life After Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery” examined the trajectory of Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) over 2 years in children with drug-resistant epilepsy treated with surgery compared with medical therapy. There were 111 surgical and […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper on Physical Activity Using MY LIFE Study Data

    Chloe Bedard, a Postdoctoral Fellow with the ARCH Lab, recently published a paper titled “Exploratory examination of the association between physical-mental multimorbidity and physical activity (PA) in children” in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics. Using data from the MY LIFE study, this paper examined whether multimorbidity was associated with physical activity, and whether there is […]

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