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Our Team

Personnel

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Nicole Stinson

Research Coordinator

Nicole completed her undergrad in Biology and Linguistics at McGill. She is passionate about mental health advocacy, and enjoys riding her bike in her free time. 

For information about TIDE, Nicole can be reached at (902) 473 1898, or via the TIDE contact form.

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Emily Howes Vallis

Project Coordinator

Emily completed her Masters in Psychiatric Research under the supervision of Dr. Rudolf Uher in 2019. Her research interests include the development of mental illness and early intervention for mood and anxiety disorders. Emily is currently a medical student at Dalhousie University. 

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Jill Cumby

Research Manager 

Jill completed her Masters in Nursing at Memorial University in Newfoundland. She has over 20 years of experience working in mental health, both in a clinical and research aspect. As the research manager of the FORBOW study, she is the first point of contact with families. Some participants in the FORBOW study will also participate in the TIDE project. 

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Anna Nazarova

EEG Facilitator 

Anna completed her Bachelor's of Science at Liden University and is currently completing her Masters in Psychiatry at Dalhousie. She is involved in several projects related to brain imaging. 

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Sheri Rempel

Speech Facilitator

Sheri completed her MSc.A in Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist who is involved in the FORBOW project and is a research coordinator of the Vocal Mind Project.

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Jaime Stanley, MScOT

CBT Therapist 

Jaime completed her Master of Occupational Therapy Degree at Queen’s University. She is a licensed occupational therapist, a certified member of The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies and a diplomate with the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. She works as a CBT Therapist with the FORBOW, TIDE and CDRIN research projects.

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Alim Awadia, PhD, DClinPsy

CBT Therapist

Dr. Alim Awadia is a Registered Psychologist and CBT Therapist working at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.  He is a certified member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

Investigators

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Rudolf Uher, MD, PHD, MRCPSYCH

Principal Investigator & Medical Expert 

Dr. Rudolf Uher is a professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry and a psychiatrist at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 

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Lukas Propper, MD, FRCPC

Deputy Principal Investigator & Medical Expert 

Dr. Lukas Propper is a professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the IWK Health Centre. 

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Barbara Pavlova, PhD, DClinPsy

Co-Investigator, Lead of Psychological Interventions

Dr. Barbara Pavlova is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry. She is a clinical psychologist and a cognitive behavioural therapist at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 

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Alexa Bagnell, MD, FRCPC

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Alexa Bagnell is a professor and head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, and Chief of Psychiatry at the IWK Health Centre.

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Jennifer Cumming, MBChB, FRCPC 

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Jennifer Cumming is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the IWK Health Centre. 

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Sue Zinck, MD, FRCPC 

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Sue Zinck is an associate professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the IWK Health Centre. 

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Lourdes Soto-Moreno, MD

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Lourdes Soto-Moreno is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the IWK Health Centre. 

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Jacob Cookey, MD

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Jacob Cookey is a psychiatrist, and an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry.

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Tanya Tulipan, MD, FRCPC 

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Tanya Tulipan is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry, as well as being a psychiatrist and reproductive mental health specialist at the IWK Health Centre. 

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Sarah Fancy, MD, FRCPC 

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Sarah Fancy is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in the Department of Psychiatry and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the IWK Health Centre. 

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Faranak Farzan, PhD

Co-Investigator 

Dr. Faranak Farzan is Chair in Technology and Innovations for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health at the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University.

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Benicio N. Frey, MD, MSc, PhD

Co-Investigator, Medical Expert

Dr. Benicio Frey is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.