Fully 1/3 of the Division are PhDs who are primarily focused on research. CL research is characteristically affiliated with other specialties such as cardio-vascular medicine, oncology, family practice, and surgery.

Examples of CLD research projects include:

  • Cardiovascular health education (Nolan)
  • The role of early relationships in disease vulnerability (Maunder)
  • Self-management in chronic illness (Novak)
  • Factors affecting adherence in hepatitis C treatment (Sockalingam)
  • Psychosocial factors affecting bariatric surgery outcomes (Sockalingam, Hawa, Taube-Schiff)
  • Psychotherapy for oncology/palliative patients (Rodin, Hales, Li)
  • Psychosocial Distress in the ICU (Tan)
  • Psychosocial Aspects of the Transplantation: Patient and Donor Perspectives (Abbey)
  • Psychosocial Tools and Interventions in Cancer Populations (Esplen, Wong)
  • Eating Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Facilitating Full Recovery Through
  • Empirically-Based Concurrent Treatment –(Trottier)
  • Identifying and promoting rapid response to treatment in bulimia nervosa – (MacDonald)
  • Predicting and preventing relapse in eating disorders – (Olmsted)