It’s been a while since I have shared any epi fun on the blog, and I am very overdue on an update, but I thought I would tide you over with this little research snack – a paper we just published on substance use disorders in migrants and refugees: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002944 Why did we do this … More Substance use in migrants and refugees: New research!
Its been a while since I have treated y’all to an update on my PhD life, and that is because I am somewhat done but also not quite done. (That makes sense, right?) You can see the process – the slowly climbing word count (the blue and green lines are total word count and word … More PhD purgatory: the medium place between mostly done and fully done
I have published a new paper!! Family networks during migration and risk of non-affective psychosis. What did we look at: We had a cohort of migrants to Sweden and we looked to see if having family around during migration affected the risk of developing psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia). What did we find: We found sex-specific patterns, … More Family networks at migration: New paper!
I have a fresh new paper out today, published in Psychological Medicine! This is research from my PhD, looking at how the risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder vary by migrant status, region of origin, and age-at-migration. Some of the headline results were that we found similar patterns of increased risk across all … More New research: risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders by migrant status
Today marks the end of my third year on my PhD journey! I have spent the last three years of living in London, finding new and better ways to lose time on the internet instead of getting real work done. Since my last update, lots has happened! I realized I had no money left in … More 3 years down, a bit to go: PhD update
Do you have a keen new grad student in your life? Is someone gearing up to start a masters degree or PhD this fall and you want to find the perfect gift that will help them rock this next phase of life? As someone who has already spent 5 years in grad school, this is … More Back to [grad] school: Gift ideas
Welcome to Australia! We arrived late at night in Melbourne and our friendly Uber driver shuttled us along the (distinctly North American-style) highways and streets to get Gemma and I to our lovely South Yarra Airbnb home for the week. Most of our time was spent at the conference , but we did have some … More Sipping the delicious Melbourne, Australia
I am writing this from Australia, where I have had the amazing opportunity to participate in the 16th congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE). This conference was held at iconic locations and packed with glamorous moments – from the location, the venue, and the very special (fluffy) guests. The conference was held … More Conference life: IFPE 2017
I am so happy to share my 1st first-author paper, which was published today! Woohooo! This has been a long-time coming, as this paper is based on research I did during my MSc with Dr. Ian Colman (and the APEAL lab) and Dr. Simon Hatcher, with support from Dr. Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon. You can read the … More Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published
I was the biggest bookworm when I was a kid. I remember staying up all night reading, listening for the step on the staircase the creaked to alert me that my parents were coming to check that I was asleep. But I consumed books like air. I wish I had pictures of the old tiny … More Read good books