Global mental health; health systems and improving access to evidence-based treatments; maternal mental health including depression and anxiety and child health, growth and development; integrated parenting interventions; psychometrics and mediation.
Daisy R. Singla is a clinical psychologist (C. Psych), a clinician scientist at Sinai Health System and the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, and a global health researcher. Her main areas of interest involve the development and evaluation of complex, integrated intervention in existing health-care systems and low-resource settings. As a clinical psychologist by training, she has a strong understanding in study design as well as the study of psychometrics. She is an investigator on several NIMH and Wellcome Trust grants. She also serves as a temporary advisor for the WHO-EMRO Coalition for Women, Children and Adolescent integrated health. To date, Dr. Singla has led or contributed to complex trials focusing on child growth, health and development, as well as maternal mental health in rural Uganda, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan and aims to bring these innovative lessons to local contexts involving the Perinatal Mental Heath Programme at Sinai Health System and across Toronto. Dr. Singla aspires to increase access to evidence-based psychological treatments to enrich the lives of all women, their children and their families.