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

Prenatal stress and adolescent externalizing problems – new evidence from APEAL study

A recent APEAL study published in Biological Psychiatry is making waves in the media. The paper found that mothers’ exposure to stressful life events in pregnancy predicted higher levels of externalizing problems – including conduct and hyperactivity symptoms – in their children. Congratulations to APEAL…

Posted: September 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Another successful APEAL Lab student defence!

Many congratulations to Natalia Abraham for successfully defending her MSc thesis entitled “Childhood adversity, deployment-related stress, and mental health in the Canadian Armed Forces”. Natalia completed her MSc as part of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency program. Despite her busy schedule, Natalia wrote…

Posted: July 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm