• ARCH Lab Contributes to a Paper on Trends and Predictors of Smoking Among Youth

    Currently, there is little information on predictors of e-cigarette use, smoking, and dual usage among youth. The Arch Lab contributed to a new paper titled “Trends and predictors of exclusive e-cigarette use, exclusive smoking and dual use among youth in Canada” to investigate predictive patterns among these groups using longitudinal data from the COMPASS Study. […]

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  • ARCH Lab PhD Candidate Receives a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab’s PhD candidate Shannon Reaume on being awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology! Shannon’s dissertation is titled “Child Multimorbidity in Ontario.” Multimorbidity is the co-occurrence of physical and mental illness. It is already known that children with chronic physical illnesses are at increased risk for developing mental […]

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  • ARCH Lab MSc Candidate Receives an Ontario Graduate Scholarship

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab MSc Student Megan Dol for being awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Suicidal ideation is a strong risk factor for death by suicide—the third leading cause of death in Canada among youth. Megan’s thesis “Mental-Physical Multimorbidity and Suicidal Ideation Among Youth” aims to: (1) estimate the association between multimorbidity and suicidal ideation […]

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  • ARCH Lab MSc Candidate Receives a CIHR – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship

    Congratulations to Erica McDonald for being awarded a CIHR – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship! This award will support Erica as she continues her thesis research entitled: “Informant Agreement in the WHODAS 2.0 in Youth with Mental Disorder and their Parents”. We are thrilled that the potential impact of this work and […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to a Paper on the Influence of Early Trauma on Psychopathology in Adulthood

    Within the literature, it is known that perinatal (right before and after birth) and later postnatal adversities (e.g., child sexual abuse) are predictors of psychopathology across the lifespan. However, research on the joint effects of perinatal and postnatal adversity on the longitudinal trajectories of mental health, specifically from adolescence through adulthood, is lacking. The ARCH […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to a Paper Validating Two Scales in Young Adults with Epilepsy

    The ARCH Lab contributed to a study titled “Validation of the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55 and QOLCE-16) for use by parents of young adults with childhood-onset epilepsy”. The objective of the study was to provide a reliable way of assessing long-term health-related quality of life in young adults with childhood-onset epilepsy. […]

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  • ARCH Lab Student Successfully Defends MSc Thesis

    Congratulations to Tiana Ciccarelli for successfully defending her MSc thesis entitled “Steering clear of cannabis: an epidemiological study of traffic violations among emerging adults who engage in heavy or occasional use of cannabis”. This was the lab’s first virtual defence and she nailed it. It couldn’t have been easy presenting to a bunch of digital […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Two Papers on Childhood Epilepsy

    The ARCH Lab has contributed to two papers examining childhood epilepsy, both of which contribute to the literature on pediatric epilepsy. The first, “Longitudinal trajectories of self-reported depressive symptoms in children with epilepsy“, examined symptoms of depression in children with epilepsy by using reports from 477 children and their parents. Participants were followed over 28 […]

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  • Perceived Needs for Mental Health Care in Young Adults with Cancer

    Lab alumnus Jennie Tang along with Dr. Ferro and colleagues at the University of Waterloo recently published a paper entitled “Perceived Needs for Mental Health Care Among Emerging Adults With Cancer”. There are many challenges of living with cancer which can compound the normal stresses of navigating emerging adulthood and can lead to long-term psychiatric […]

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  • Gestational Thyroid Issues and Mental Health in Offspring

    Thyroid problems are common during pregnancy and have been linked to neurocognitive impairments in children. Research has also suggested a link between thyroid function during pregnancy and symptoms of mental health problems in children. However, little is known about the risk of clinically significant psychiatric disorders in adolescence. ARCH Lab contributed to a study examining […]

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