Seeking PhD applicants

The Applied Psychiatric Epidemiology Across the Life course Lab (APEAL Lab), directed by Dr. Ian Colman, is seeking applicants for a PhD in Epidemiology in the area of child and youth mental health. Specific doctoral research topics could include working with data on the mental health of children in Canada, Norway, the U.K., and/or Brazil. International research visits may be possible. The position is funded for up to four years of study.

Note that applicants to the PhD in Epidemiology program at the University of Ottawa must have a master’s degree in epidemiology or a closely related discipline:

The PhD student will study under the supervision of Dr. Ian Colman at the APEAL Lab, in an enriching, supportive, and inclusive environment. The student will be expected to have the opportunity to publish multiple first-author papers, to present at conferences, and collaborate with other lab members on non-thesis research. Opportunities to gain teaching experience will be available.

Interested candidates should express interest by contacting Dr. Colman at, and include a CV, transcripts, a sample of their writing, and the names of two individuals who can provide a reference.


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