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Is there a link between suicide and epidemics?
August 1, 2021 - A systematic review published by Dr. Simon Hatcher, in partnership with researchers across Ontario, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, looked at the relationship between public health epidemics and the risk of suicide and self-harm.
ICU admission linked to higher rate of future suicide compared with other hospitalizations
May 5, 2021 - An ICU admission is associated with a higher rate of suicide and self-harm after discharge when compared to hospital admissions without an ICU stay, according to the first study of its kind published in the medical journal The BMJ.
New scientist profile: Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz brings an interdisciplinary vision to mental health research
March 10, 2021 - Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz has built his research career on bringing together specialists from different disciplines to better understand the health risks faced by people with severe mental disorders, with a focus on bipolar disorder.
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Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Albert, Paul
Senior Scientist
Mental health, Vascular cognitive impairment, Anxiety, Depression, Intellectual disabilities, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Suicide Basic research, Epigenetics, Exercise, Gene expression, Translational research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Genetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models
Arnone, Danilo
MD, PhD, FRCPsych
Clinician Investigator
Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Biomarkers, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Neuro-stimulation, Psychology, Public health
Fiedorowicz, Jess
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Bipolar, Mental health, Suicide, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical research, Epidemiology
Hatcher, Simon
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Brain and neuromuscular disease, COVID-19, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health equity, Mental health, Traumatic brain injury, Depression, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Suicide Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Epidemiology, Psychology, Systematic reviews
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Breast cancer, Depression, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Maternal and fetal health, Mental health, Population health, Suicide, Cancer Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Patient safety, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, Systematic reviews
Solmi, Marco
MD, PhD, Psychiatrist
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Dementia, Depression, Mental health, Schizophrenia, Suicide Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Neuro-stimulation, Pharmacology, Pragmatic trials, Surveys, Systematic reviews