Our Research Team is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from various educational backgrounds.
Dr. Brendan Andrade is a registered Clinical Psycholgist, Clinician-Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Margaret and Wallace McCainn Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Andrade's program of research determines the individual and social factors that contribute to disruptive behaviour in childhood and the development of personalized assessment and treatment approaches for children and parents with these difficulties.
Shanelle Henry is a first year Ph.D student at OISE/University of Toronto in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program. Her research interests include examining how various risk and protective factors among children with disruptive behaviour disorders and their families affect treatment outcomes and developmental pathways.
Lee Propp is a first year Ph.D student at OISE/University of Toronto in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program and the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience. Her research interests are in the psychological, neuropsychological and biological underpinnings of neurodevelopmental and disruptive behaviour disorders in children, and how we can translate these findings to discover novel treatment targets for children and their families.
Postdoctoral Fellows & Residents
Hali Kil is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she was a Senior Doctoral Fellow with the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health program at New College. Her research interests include parent dispositional mindfulness and its correlates, parenting cognitions, children's hostile attributions, and parent-child socialization of moral values and ethnocultural identity.
Sarah Blakely-McClure is a psychology
resident at the Centre for Addition and Mental Health. After this residency
(2018-2019) she will receive her PhD from the University at Buffalo, The State
University of New York. Her research interests include examining developmental
associations between aggression, victimization, and internalizing and
externalizing problems. In addition, she is interested in clinical research
that focuses on early prevention and intervention for children with aggression
and peer victimization difficulties.
Psychology Practicum Students
Michelle Rodrigues is
a third year PhD student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology Program at
the University of Toronto. She is currently completing a clinical-research
practicum at the Better Behaviours Service. Michelle is interested in research
examining the interaction of risk and protective factors in the family
environment that influence children’s mental health outcomes and applying these
findings to clinical settings.
Miranda DiLorenzo is a second year PhD
student in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program at York University.
She is currently completing a clinical-research practicum with the Better
Behaviours Service. Her dissertation research examines stress physiology and
behavior in the context of parent-child interactions. Her clinical research
interests are focused on examining child self-report and how it predicts
Marlena Colasanto is a second year doctoral student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing a clinical-research practicum with the Better Behaviours Service. Her research examines the association between depression, family relationship difficulties, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Shane MacDonald completed his post-graduate Clinical Research Program at Humber College. His program focused on understanding the intricacies of clinical trials and ensuring that all research is conducted with ethical guidelines. He doubles over as our teams project coordinator, ensuring the clinical trials are run smoothly and effectively.
Anjali Suri received her H.B.Sc. from the University of Toronto with a double major in Psychology and Biology for Health Science. Her research interests include the relation between physiological arousal and emotion regulation to the development of aggression, guilt, prosociality and sympathy in children.
Undergraduate Students and Volunteers
Anmol Boparai, Deepika Elango, Julia Martini, Jaspreet Randhawa, Katie Alonso, Serena Shukla, Damla Arslan, Labia Rizwan, Gloria Rebello, Nabeela Syeda.
Past Postdoctoral Fellows & Residents
Dr. Madison Aitken completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She graduated from the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and currently works as a psychologist in the Mood and Anxiety Clinic. Her research interests include the co-occurrence of emotional and behavioural problems with peer relationship difficulties, and clinical research focused on improving assessment and intervention approaches for children with disruptive behaviour.
Jennifer Khoury is a fourth year PhD student at Ryerson University in the Clinical Psychology program. Her research interests focus on neuroendocrine and autonomic stress physiology, as it relates to parent-child interactions and developmental psychopathology. Her dissertation research examines short-term and long-term neurobiological stress as it relates to the development of anxiety and depression in school-aged children.
Aristotle Voineskos, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Daniel Gorman, The Hospital for Sick Children
Daniel Waschbusch, Hershey Medical Centre
David Haley, University of Toronto
Debbie Schachter, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Elizabeth Brownlie, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
George Foussias, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Gloria Chaim, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Joanna Henderson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Joe Beitchman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
John Haltigan, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Peter Szatmari, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Robert McMahon, Simon Fraser University
Rosemary Tannock, The Hospital for Sick Children
Stephanie Ameis, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Tamara Pringsheim, University of Calgary
Tina Malti, University of Toronto
Tracey Skilling, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health