Training Program

Dr. Colman supervises graduate students on a wide range of topics examining the epidemiology of common mental illnesses in the general population. Dr. Colman is currently accepting MSc and PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, the lab welcomes visiting PhD students. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the program website and contact Dr. Colman.

Students with a background in psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and other related discplines are welcome in the lab. In particular, those with an appreciation for the film “The Princess Bride” will feel at home.

For details about graduate programs in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa please click on the following link.

Here are some recent thesis and dissertation titles from APEAL Lab graduates:

Exploring the Association between Early Life Stressors & Childhood Protective factors on Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes (G. Galley)

The relationship between profiles and transitions of problem behaviour in elementary-school children and engagement in health-risk behaviours in early adolescence (D. Johnson)

Risk factors for suicidal behaviour among Canadian civilians and military personnel: a recursive partitioning approach (C. Rusu)

Depression and Anxiety in Type 2 Diabetes: Associations with Diabetes Onset, Clinical Management, and Long-Term Mortality (K. Naicker)

Childhood adversity, deployment-related stress, and mental health in the Canadian Armed Forces (N. Abraham)

Detection and Treatment of Mental Illness among Prison Inmates: A Validation of Mental Health Screening at Intake to Correctional Service of Canada (M. Martin)

Early life predictors of adolescent suicidality (J. Dykxhoorn)

The relationship between physical and sedentary activity on the mental health outcomes of children and youth in the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (MA. Bélair)

Sex Differences in the Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adulthood (Y. Garad)

The Relationship Between Maternal Depression, Adolescent Depression, and Engagement in Health-Risk Behaviours (M. Wickham)

The Relationship Between Diet Quality and Mental Health in Canadian Children (S. McMartin)

The Relationship Between Early Cognitive Development and Adolescent Depression (R. North)

Self Harm Risk Assessment Using Psychometric and Clinical Factors in the Emergency Department (J. Randall)


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