Substance Use and Psychosis
The C3 Lab is interested in understanding the brain structure and social cognition of persons who use substances (e.g., methamphetamine, cannabis) and experience psychosis compared to persons with other types of psychotic disorders, and to persons who use substances but do not experience psychosis. We are also interested in how social cognitive processes are related to patterns of health service use and psychosocial outcomes among persons with substance-induced psychosis.
Neurocognition in Marginalized Populations
The C3 Lab is interested in the neuropsychological functioning of persons who are homeless and precariously housed. We are exploring how cognition relates to real-world functioning in this group, and how this is impacted by multimorbidity and aging. We are further interested in developing practical ways to improve overall functional outcomes for marginalized persons who face many barriers to accessing health services.
The Hotel Study
In conjunction with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, the Hotel Study is a large, naturalistic 10-year study investigating the barriers to better health and wellness among persons living in homelessness or precarious housing. Principal investigators: Dr. William Honer (UBC Psychiatry) and Dr. Allen Thornton (SFU Psychology).
Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
The CLSA is a national study of over 50,000 persons who are being followed for up to 20 years to examine the biological, psychological, and social determinants of successful aging.
Rush Alzheimer's Disease Centre (RADC)
Located at Rush University, the RADC is conducting epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory research aimed towards identifying risk factors and brain pathology, and improving diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.