Research Partners
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
Departments of Community Health & Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Queen's University
Current research grants and contracts/recent publications

Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz is Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health & Epidemiology and Psychiatry (Division of Developmental Disabilities) at Queen's University. She also works as an epidemiologist at Ongwanada. Both her teaching and research are related to the health and well-being of persons with intellectual disabilities. She supervises graduate students in epidemiology and undergraduate students in nursing who conduct research or complete clinical placements in the field of intellectual disabilities. She is Director and Co-chair of the Steering Committee for the SEO CURA in ID, as well as the Director of the National Epidemiologic Database for the Study of Autism in Canada (NEDSAC).


CO-INVESTIGATORS

Julio Arboleda-Florez
Department of Psychiatry
Queen 's University

Julio Arboleda-Florez, Forensic Psychiatrist and Epidemiologist, is Professor Emeritus and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University with cross-appointment to the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and in Psychology.  His main research interests are in international health with focus in Epidemiology, health services research and forensic psychiatry.


Katherine Buell
Ongwanada
Adjunct, Department of Psychology
Queen's University

Katherine Buell is a Clinical Psychologist at Ongwanada and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Queen's University. She is also the Director of Training for Internship with the Kingston Internship Consortium. She has a longstanding interest in the issues surrounding inclusion.


Philip Burge
Department of Psychiatry
Queen's University

Philip Burge is a Social Worker and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University. His clinical work is entirely with individuals who have an intellectual disability. His research interests include attitudes held by students, psychiatry residents and members of the public toward integration and the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Other research interests include mental health and child welfare issues impacting individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Deborah Elliott
Department of Psychiatry
Queen's University

Deborah Elliott completed her medical degree at Queen's University and her residency in psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. She has worked at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph. Prior to moving back to Kingston in 2003 she worked in rural Nova Scotia for eight years. Her interests include advocacy for vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, the homeless and people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. She is committed to narrowing the gap between those on the 'front lines' and those in the Ivory Towers of Academia.



Bruce McCreary Department of Psychiatry
Queen's University

Dr. Bruce McCreary is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's. He maintains an active clinical practice in Southeastern Ontario and contributes to teaching psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. His research interests include neuropsychiatric genetics, training and manpower, service delivery in community settings, and more recently, the challenge of premature and preventable deaths in persons with developmental disabilities living in the community.


Jessica Jones Department of Psychiatry
Queen's University

Jessica Jones is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Queens University. Her clinical work is with individuals who have a dual diagnosis or intellectual disability and mental illness. Her particular interest is with individuals with dual diagnosis who have come in conflict with the criminal justice system, specifically around anger management, risk assessment and challenging behaviour.


Rosemary Lysaght
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Queen's University

Rosemary Lysaght is an Occupational Therapist and Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queens University.  Her area of clinical and research expertise relates to productivity roles in adults, including the integration of people with intellectual or acquired disabilities into competitive work settings, and environmental accommodation of disability. She also holds a degree in program evaluation, and has been involved in research, teaching and consultation in this area.


Patricia Minnes
Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry
Queen's University
Research Grants and Publications

Patricia Minnes is Professor in the Department of Psychology with cross-appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University. She is strongly committed to the training of clinical psychologists as scientist practitioners and is a supervisor of interns and practicum students at Ongwanada. Her research focuses on 4 major areas: 1) stress and coping in families and caregivers of individuals with disabilities; 2) integration/inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in various settings (e.g., education, employment, community), 3) transition of students with disabilities into school and 4) attitudes toward persons with disabilities.


Heather Stuart
Departments of Community Health & Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Queen's University

Heather Stuart is a Socio-epidemiologist and Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queen's University with cross appointments to the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's.  Here research interests are in the area of psychiatric epidemiology and mental health services research.  She is currently directing a program of research examining into stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.


COLLABORATORS

 

Gavin Lemieux
Canadian Institute of Health Research

Gavin Lemieux is currently completing a Ph.D. in Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota.  His focus is on employment, economic security and intellectual disability.  Since 2002, he has also been employed by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research where he is a senior advisor in evaluation. 


 

David Henry
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago

David Henry, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Institute for Juvenile Research in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to teaching psychiatry trainees and mentoring faculty in research methods, Dr. Henry is involved in programs of research on community attitudes about disabilities, treatment of childhood psychopathology, prevention of antisocial behavior and school failure, and developmental and ecological risk. He is author or co-author of over 40 published works.