About APEAL

The Applied Psychiatric Epidemiology Across the Lifecourse (APEAL) program of research examines a variety of long-term processes surrounding common mental disorders and their treatment, including suicidal behaviour. Our research has a particular focus on early developmental and environmental stressors, and the long-term outcomes of common mental disorders.


Our lab is currently running projects funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Norlien Foundation, the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, and the SickKids Foundation.

More Stories from the Lab

APEAL research on an international stage

APEAL lab members had a strong presence at this year’s meetings of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Director Ian Colman, research associate Mila Kingsbury, and MSc student Shaezeen Syed collaborated with members of University of Waterloo’s ARCH lab to…

Posted: April 23, 2019 at 12:44 pm

APEAL student recognized at research day

The School of Epidemiology and Public Health held its annual research day on Friday, March 1st. APEAL lab PhD Candidate François Thériault was awarded the Robert Spasoff prize for best presentation by a PhD student, for his presentation: “Pain and risk of major depression in the Canadian…

Posted: March 5, 2019 at 10:57 am