Researchers working in this area:
Funding provided by:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)
- Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
- Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
- Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF)
- Office of the VP (Research & International), University of Manitoba
Research questions primarily stem from our experiences working with the children and families we see within the Clinical Health Psychology Program’s Child & Adolescent Psychology Consultation Service (HSC) and the populations we serve across specialized clinics, including the Child Development Clinic, Diabetes Education Resource for Children and Adolescents (DERCA), Gender Dysphoria Assessment and Action for Youth (GDAAY), and the Manitoba FASD Centre.
Current projects focus on transgender youth receiving gender affirming care, the validity of diagnostic subtypes of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, type 2 diabetes in youth, and the neuropsychological and socio-emotional functioning of children and adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure and FASD.
We also collaborate with researchers in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine, and the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, on a variety of projects, including studies examining the language abilities in preschool children with critical congenital heart disease, and the mental health of parents of children born preterm.
Future research projects are aiming to examine caregiver- and family-related outcomes of families of children with prenatal alcohol exposure, and the development and evaluation of programs and services for children and families seen across our clinics.