Recent Publications
Peer reviewed publications for 2019 and 2020 (in progress) are listed below. For the list of publications for 2014-2018, click here.

2020 in Progress

Atsawarungruangkit, A., Silvester, J.A., Weiten, D., Green, K., Wilkey, K., Rigaux, L., Bernstein, C.N., Graff, L.A., Walker, J.R., Duerksen, D.R.(2020)  Development of the Dietitian Integrated Evaluation Tool for Gluten-Free Diets (DIET-GFD. Nutrition 78  epub ahead of print March 20 

Bilevicius, E., Sommer, J. L., Keough, M. & El-Gabalawy, R (in press). An examination of comorbid generalized anxiety disorder and chronic pain on substance misuse in a Canadian population-based survey. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Blaney, C., Sommer, J. L., El-Gabalawy, R., Bernstein, C., Walld, R., Bolton, J., Sareen, J., Patten, S. B., Singer, A., Lix, L. M., Hitchon, C. A., Katz, A., Fisk, J. D., & Marrie, R. A. (in press). Incidence and temporal trends of co-occurring personality disorder diagnoses in immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.

Carney, H., Marrie, R., Bolton, J., Patten, S., Graff, L.A., Bernstein, C.N., Kowalec, K. for the CIHR team “Defining the burden and managing the effects of psychiatric comorbidity in chronic inflammatory disease” (2020) Prevalence and Risk Factors of Substance Use Disorder in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases izaa014

Cheung, K., Taillieu, T., Tonmyr, L., Sareen, J., & Afifi, T. O. (2020). Previous reports of child maltreatment from the Canadian Incidence Study (CIS) 2008 of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect: An examination of recurrent substantiation and functional impairment. Children and Youth Services Review. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104507

El-Gabalawy, R. (in press). Patient awareness during critical medical events: Communication is key. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. doi: 10.1007/s12630-019-01497-3

El-Gabalawy, R., Mackenzie, C., Starzyk, K., & Sommer, J. L. (in press). Understanding the relationship between traumatic suffering, posttraumatic growth, and prosocial variables. Journal of American College Health.

Reinhorn, I., Bernstein, C.N., Graff, L.A., Patten, S., Sareen, J., Fisk, J., Bolton, J., Marrie, R.A. for the CIHR team “Defining the burden and managing the effects of psychiatric comorbidity in chronic inflammatory disease”. (2020, January) Social phobia in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 128 109890

Silvester, J.A., Comino, I., Kelly, C.P., Sousa, C., Duerksen, D,R, and the Doggie Bag Study Group (L.A. Graff study group member). (2020) Most patients with celiac disease on gluten-free diets consume measurable amounts of gluten.  Gastroenterology 158(5) 1497-1499   

Sommer, J. L., Roy, R., Holens, P., & El-Gabalawy, R. (in press). Posttraumatic stress disorder and chronic pain in the military. In M. Incayawar, S. Maldonado-Bouchard, & M. R. Clark (Eds.), Overlapping pain and psychiatric syndromes: Global perspectives. Oxford University Press.

Stone, J., Shafer, L.A., Graff, L.A., Lix, L., Witges, K., Targownik, L., Haviva, C., Sexton, K., Bernstein, C.N. (2020) Utility of the MARS-5 in assessing medication adherence in IBD. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases epub Mar 2020 izaa056,

Taylor, N. What Psychological Therapies Might be Helpful? In R.A.S. Mukherjee & N. Aiton (Eds.), Prevention, Recognition and Management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Springer International Publishing AG. (Accepted).

Vagianos, K., Shafer, L.A., Witges, K., Targownik, L., Haviva, C., Graff, L.A., Sexton, K.A., Lix, L., Sargeant, M., Bernstein, C.N. (2020) Association between change in inflammatory aspects of diet and change in IBD-related inflammation and symptoms over 1 year: The Manitoba Living with IBD Study.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases izaa052 epub Mar 24 2020 doi: 10.1093/ibd/izaa052

Vincent, N., & Davidson, Judith (in press).  Sleep-wake disorders.  In L. G. Castonguay & T. F. Oltmanns (Eds.) Psychopathology: From Science to Clinical Practice.  NY, NY: Guilford Press.

Westmacott, R. & Edmonstone, C. (2020). Working with transgender and gender diverse clients in emotion-focused therapy: targeting minority stress. Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies. Published online February, 2020 DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2020.1717986



Bernstein, M., Mackenzie, C., Sareen, J., Dufault, B., Hitchon, C.*, & El-Gabalawy, R.* (2019). Examining the cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of anxiety sensitivity on indicators of disease severity among patients with inflammatory arthritis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 67. doi:  *= equal contribution senior authors

Bilevicius, E., Sommer, J. L., Asmundson, G. J. G., & El-Gabalawy, R. (2019) Associations of PTSD, chronic pain, and their comorbidity on cannabis use disorder: Results from an American nationally representative study. Depression and Anxiety, 36(11), 1036-1046. doi: 10.1002/da.22947

Bodkyn, C.N. & Holroyd, C.B. (2019). Neural mechanisms of affective instability and cognitive control in substance use. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 146, 1-19.

Braun, J., El-Gabalawy, R., Sommer, J. L., Pietrzak, R. H., Mitchell, K., & Mota, N (2019). Trauma exposure, DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder, and binge eating symptoms: Results from a nationally representative sample. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 80(6), pii: 19m12813. doi: 10.4088/JCP.19m12813.

Dart, A.B., Wicklow, B., Blydt-Hansen, T., Sellers, E.A., Malik, S., Chateau, D., Sharma, A., McGavock, J.M. (2019).  A holistic approach to risk for early kidney injury in Indigenous youth with type 2 diabetes; a proof of concept paper from the iCARE cohort. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 6: 1-11.

Deschamps, A., Saha, T., El-Gabalawy, R., Jacobsohn, E., Overbeek, C., Palermo, J., Robichaud, S., Dumont, A. A., Dajani, G., Carroll, J., Kavosh, M. S., Tanzola, R., Schmitt, E. M., Inouye, S. K., Oberhaus, J., Mickle, A., Abdallah, A. B., Avidan, M, & the Canadian Preoperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group (2019). Protocol for the electroencephalography guidance of anesthesia to alleviate geriatric syndromes (ENGAGES-Canada) study: A pragmatic, randomized clinical trial. F1000 Research, 8, 1165. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.19213.1. eCollection 2019. 

Dirkse, D., Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Alberts, N. A., Karin, E., Schneider, L. H., Titov, N., & Dear, B. F. (2019). Making Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy scalable for cancer survivors: a randomized non-inferiority trial of self-guided and technician-guided therapy. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 1-15.

El-Gabalawy, R., Sommer, J. L., Pietrzak, R., Edmondson, D., Sareen, J., Avidan, M. & Jacobsohn, E (2019). Post-traumatic stress in the post-operative period: Current status and future directions. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 66(11), 1385-1395. 10.1007/s12630-019-01418-4

Ennss J.E., Holmqvist, M., Wener, P., Rothney, J., Halas, G., Kosowan, L., Goertzen, L., Katz, A. (2019) Interventions aimed at reducing poverty for primary prevention of mental illness: A scoping review. Mental Health & Prevention. 15:200165.

Hansen, T.M., Sabourin, B.C., Oketola, B., Bernstein, C.N., Singh, H., Targownik, L.E. (2019). Cannabis use in persons with inflammatory bowel disease and vulnerability to substance misuse, inflammatory bowel diseases, , izz272, doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz272

Hebert, E.A., & Dugas, M.J. (2019). Behavioural experiments for intolerance of uncertainty: Challenging the unknown in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26(2), 421–436.

Hensel, J. M., Chartier, M. J., Ekuma, O., MacWilliam, L., Mota, N., Tachere, R. O., McDougall, C., & Bolton, J. M. (2019). Risk and associated factors for a future schizophrenia diagnosis after an index diagnosis of unspecified psychotic disorder: A population-based study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 114, 105-112.

Hill, D., & Demetrioff, S. (2019). Clinical-forensic psychology in Canada: A survey of practitioner characteristics, attitudes, and psychological assessment practices. Canadian Psychology, 60(1), 55-63. Doi: 10.1037/cap0000152 

Hitchon, C., Zhang, L., Peschken, C., Lix, L., Graff, L.A., Fisk, J., Patten, S., Bolton, J., Sareen, J., El-Gabalawy, R., Marriott, J., Bernstein, C.N., Marrie, R.A.   (2019) The validity and reliability of screening measures for depression and anxiety disorders in rheumatoid arthritis.  Arthritis Care & Research 

Holmqvist, M., Button, P., & Heath, O. (2019). Together we stand: The imperative for interprofessional education in professional psychology training. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 60(4), 255.

Jain, A., Marrie, R.A., Shafer, L.A., Graff, L.A., Patten, S., El-Gabalawy, R., Sareen, J., Bolton, J., Fisk, J., Bernstein, C.N. for the CIHR team “Defining the burden and managing the effects of psychiatric comorbidity in chronic inflammatory disease” (2019) Incidence of adverse psychiatric effects during treatment of inflammatory bowel disease with biologic therapies: a systematic review.  Crohn’s & Colitis 360 doi: 10.1093/crocol/otz053 Dec 2019

Kaster, T. S., Sommer, J. L., Mota, N., Sareen, J., & El-Gabalawy, R. (2019). Post-traumatic stress and cancer: Findings from a cross-sectional nationally representative sample.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 65, 11-18 doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2019.04.004

Kosowan, L., Wener, P., Holmqvist, M., Gonzalez, M., Halas, G., Rothney, J., & Katz, A. (2019). Physical activity promotion in Manitoba: Strengths, needs, and moving forward. SAGE open medicine, 7, 2050312118822910. doi:10.1177/2050312118822910

Kredentser, M.S., Olafson, K. Sareen, J. (2019). Use of a diary and patient posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Letter to the editor. JAMA, 322 (20), 2025.

Lambert, L., Abdulrehman, R., & Mirza, C. (2019). Coming full circle: Taking positive psychology to GCC universities. In L. Lambert, & N. Pasha-Zaidi (Eds.), Positive psychology in the Middle East/North Africa: Research, policy, and practice (pp. 93-110). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Larsen, S., Bellmore, A.*, Gobin, R.*, Holens, P.L.*, Lawrence, K.*, Pacella, M. (2019). An initial review of residual symptoms after empirically supported trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral psychological treatment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders (63), 26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2019.01.008 *Equal second authorship, listed alphabetically

Lawlor-Savage, L., Clark, C. M., & Goghari, V. M. (2019). No evidence that working memory training alters gray matter structure: A MRI surface-based analysis. Behavioural Brain Research, 360, 323-340.

Lewis, K., Marrie, R.A., Bernstein, C.N., Graff, L.A., Patten, S., Sareen, J., Fisk, J., Bolton, J. (2019) The prevalence and risk factors of undiagnosed depression and anxiety disorders among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / epub March 2019 

Magid, K., El-Gabalawy, R., Anbukarasi, M., & Serber, E (2019). An examination of the association between post-traumatic growth and stress symptomatology in cardiac outpatients. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. doi: 10.1007/s10880-018-9585-4

Marrie, R., Patel, R., Figley, C., Kornelson, J., Bolton, J., Graff, L.A., Mazerolle, E., Marriott, J., Bernstein, C.N. for the CCOMS study group. (2019) Diabetes and anxiety adversely affect cognition in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 27:  164-170;

Marrie, R.A., Walker, J.R., Graff, L.A., Patten, S., Bolton, J., Marriott, J., Fisk, J., Hitchon, C., Peschken, C., Bernstein, C.N. (2019) Gender differences in information needs and preferences regarding depression among individuals with multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Patient Education and Counselling 102 1722-1729 

Mayo, C.D., Garcia-Barrera, M., Mazerolle, E.L., Ritchie, L., Fisk, J.D., Gawryluk, J.R. Relationship between DTI metrics and cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease.  Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.2 019 Jan 9;10:436. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00436.

Moayyedi, P., Andrews, C., MacQueen, G., Korownik, C., Marsiglio, M., Graff, L.A., Kvern, B., Lazarescu, A., Liu L, Paterson W, Sidani S, Vanner S. (2019) Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Clinical Practice Guideline for the management of irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 2(1); 6-29.

Moayyedi, P., Marsiglio, M., Andrews, C., Graff, L.A., Korownyk, C., Kvern, B., Lazarescu, A., Liu, L., MacQueen, G., Paterson, W., Sidani, S., Vanner, S., Sinclair, P., Marshall, L., Fernandees, A. (2019) Patient engagement and multidisciplinary involvement has an impact on clinical guideline development and decisions: A comparison of two irritable bowel syndrome guidelines using the same data.  Journal of Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 2(1): 30-36 doi: 10.1093/jcag/gwy072

Mota, N., Chartier, M., Ekuma, O., Nie, Y., Hensel, J. M., MacWilliam, L., McDougall, C., Vigod, S., & Bolton, J. M. Mental disorders and suicide attempts in the pregnancy and postpartum periods compared with non-pregnancy: A population-based study. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 64, 482-491. doi: 10.1177/0706743719838784.

Mota, N., Cook, J., Smith, N. B., Tsai, J., Harpaz-Rotem, I., Krystal, J. H., Southwick, S. M., & Pietrzak, R. H. (2019). Trajectories of posttraumatic stress symptoms in US military veterans: A seven-year, nationally representative, prospective cohort study. In press: Journal of Psychiatric Research, 119, 23-31.

Mota, N., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., Garcés, I., Magid, K., Sethi, J., Struck, S., El-Gabalawy, R., Afifi, T (2019). Trauma exposure, DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder, and sexual risk outcomes. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 56(2), 215-223. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.08.025

Murray, L. K., Metz, K., Callaway, K. L. (2019). Transdiagnostic therapeutic approaches: A global perspective in Stein, D., Hofmann, S. & Bass, J. (Eds). Global Mental Health & Psychotherapy.  Academic Press.  London, UK.  25-46.  doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-814932-4.00002-1

Pullen Sansfaçon, A., Kirichenko, V., Holmes, C., Feder, S., Lawson, M.L., Ghosh, S., Ducharme, J., Temple Newhook, J., & Suerich-Gulick, F. on behalf of the Stories of Gender-Affirming Care team (2019). Parents’ journeys to acceptance and support of gender-diverse and trans children and youth. Journal of Family Issues, 1-23.

Pullen Sansfaçon, A., Temple-Newhook, J., Suerich-Gulick, F., Feder,S., Lawson,  M.L.,  Ducharme, J., Ghosh, S., & Holmes, C. On behalf of the Stories of Gender-Affirming Care Team (2019). The experiences of gender diverse and trans children and youth considering and initiating medical interventions in Canadian gender affirming speciality clinics. Published online, 30 August 2019, International Journal of Transgenderism. 

Qian, W., Schweizer, T.A., Churchill, N.W., Millikin, C., Ismail, Z., Smith, E.E., Lix, L.M., Munoz, D.G., Barfett, J.J., Rajji, T.K., Fischer, C.E. (2019). Gray matter changes associated with the development of delusions in Alzheimer disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(5), 490-498

Riddell, J. K., Malin, A. J., Flora, D., McCague, H., & Till, C. (2019). Association of water fluoride and urinary fluoride concentrations with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Canadian youth. Environment International, 133 (105190), 1-8.

Riddell, J.K., Pepler, D., & Creighton, V. (2019). Youths’ perspectives on their relational identity development through residential treatment. Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, 11(1), 137 – 158.

Roesch, R., Kayfitz, J. H., Watt, M. C., Cooper, B. S., Guy, L. S., Hill, D., Haag, A. M., Pomichalek, M., & Kolton, D. J. C. (2019). Fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility assessments: Advocating for changes to the Canadian Criminal Code. Canadian Psychology, 60(3), 148-154.

San Juan, V., Lin, C., Mackenzie, H., Curtin, S., & Graham, S. (2019). Not speaking the same language: 17-month-olds shift their perception of novel labels following brief exposure to non-native language. Journal of Child Language, 46(3), 594-605. doi:10.1017/S0305000918000466

Sexton, K., Walker, J.R., Targownik, L., Graff, L.A., Haviva, C., Beattie, B., Petty, S., Bernstein, M., Singh, H., Miller, N., Bernstein, C.B.  (2019) The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptom Inventory: a patient report scale for research and clinical application.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 25(8) 1277-1290.

Sommer, J.L., Blaney, C. & El-Gabalawy, R. (2019). A population-based examination of suicidality in comorbid generalized anxiety disorder and chronic pain. Journal of Affective Disorders, 257(1), 562-567. doi:

Sommer, J. L., El-Gabalawy, R., & Mota, N. (2019). Understanding the association between posttraumatic stress disorder characteristics and physical health conditions: A population-based study. In press: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 126,

Sommer, J.L., Reynolds, K., El-Gabalawy, R., Pietrzak, R., Mackenzie, C. S., Ceccarelli, L., Mota, N., & Sareen, J (in press). Association between physical health conditions and posttraumatic stress disorder according to age. Aging & Mental Health. 

Starzyk, K.B., Neufeld, K., El-Gabalawy, R., & Boese, G (2019). The case for and causes of interminority solidarity in support for reparations: Evidence from community and student samples in Canada. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(1).doi:

Taillieu, T. L., Cheung, K., Sareen, J., Katz, L., Tonmyr, L., & Afifi, T. O. (2019). Caregiver vulnerabilities associated with the perpetration of substantiated child maltreatment in Canada: Examining the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS) 2008. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0886260519889941

Thakur, V.K., Wong, J.Y., Randall, J.R., Bolton, J.M., Parikh, S., Mota, N., Palay, J., Kinley, J., Sala, T., Whitney, D., Diocee, S., Sareen, J. (2019). An evaluation of large group cognitive behaviour therapy with mindfulness (CBTm) classes for mood and anxiety disorders. BMC Psychiatry, 19, 132. doi:10.1186s12888-019-2124-5.

Whitehouse, C., Fisk, J., Bernstein, C.N., Berrigan, L., Bolton, J., Graff, L.A., Hitchon, C., Marriott, J., Peschken, C., Sareen, J., Walker, J., Stewart, S., Marrie, R.  (2019) Comorbid anxiety, depression and cognition in MS and other immune mediated disorders. Neurology 2019 92(5) epub ahead of print January e1-e12. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000006854  

Willoughby, D., & Evans, M. (2019). Self‐processes of acceptance, compassion, and regulation of learning in university students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Learning Disabilities: Research & Practice, 34, 175 – 184.