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Dr. Christopher Mushquash

Dr. Mushquash’s current research interests include:

              • Indigenous mental health
              • Substance use
              • Addiction

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            Dr. Mushquash is currently seeking graduate students. Students interested in working with Dr. Mushquash should email him with their CV, writing sample, and a summary briefly indicating the ways in which they believe their research interests align.

            Relevant Publications

            Bobinski, T., Carty, H., Cerswell, L., Cohen, S., Daley, M., Drake, P., Frederick,T., Kidd, S., Koostachin, B., Leon, S., Lund, J., McDonald, C., Morales, S., Mushquash C., Novak, P., Patayash, S., Peters, K., Pitura, V., Toneguzzi, K., Toombs, E., Towedo, D., Vanderheul, J., Vitopoulos, N., & Wesley, G. (2020). Stabilizing Pathways Out of Homelessness for Youth: A Practice Guide. Available at

            Morin, K. A., Eibl, J. K., Gauthier, G., Rush, B., Mushquash, C., Lightfoot, N. E., Marsh, D. C. (2020). A cohort study evaluating the association between concurrent mental disorders, mortality, morbidity, and continuous treatment retention for patients in Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) across Ontario, Canada using administrative health data. Harm Reduction Journal, 17, 51.

            Lund, J.I., Toombs, E., Radford, A., Boles, K., & Mushquash, C. (In press). Adverse childhood experiences and executive function difficulties in children: A systematic review. Child Abuse & Neglect.

            Kidd, S.A., Vitopoulos, N., Frederick, T., Leon, S., Wang, W., Mushquash, C., & McKenzie, K. (2020). Trialing the Feasibility of a Critical Time Intervention for Youth Transitioning out of Homelessness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 90(5), 535-545.

            Toombs, E.,Kowatch, K., Dalicandro, L., McConkey, S., Hopkins, C., Mushquash, C. (2020). A Systematic Review of Technology Assisted Interventions for Indigenous Youth: Results and Recommendations. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

            Marshall, N., Mushquash, A. R., Mushquash, C. J., Mazmanian, D., & McGrath, D. S. (2020). Marijuana use in undergraduate students: The short-term relationship between motives and frequency of use. Journal of Substance Use,

            Research Funding

            Hopkins, C., (PA). Mushquash, C., Perri, A., & Kowatch, K. (Co-As). Addressing the stigma of parental cannabis use in First Nations’ communities through community engagement and policy review. $119,377. Mental Health Commission of Canada, Community-Based Research on Cannabis and Mental Health Grant. September 2020 – 2022.

            Cooper, E., (PA). Wekerle, C., Mushquash, C., Mitchell, C., Riehl, G., Blanchet, R., Delay, D., & Henry, R. (Co-As). Nurturing Warriors: Understanding Mental Wellness and Health Risk Behaviours among Young Indigenous Men. $673,200; CIHR, Project Grant 2020-2023.

            Kristman, V. L., (PA). Mushquash, C., & O’Loughlin, R. (Co-As). Evaluating the Wijiji app to improve Indigenous workplace mental health: a mixed methods approach. $367,000; CIHR, Project Grant 2020-2023.

            Wendt, D. C., (PA). Swansburg, J., Lam, A., Mushquash, C., Stewart, S., O’Connor, R., Brunell, C., Roper, J., Marsan, S., Hudson, A., & Clark, C (Co-As). Substance use disorder treatment transformations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Impact on Indigenous patients and communities. TBD. Operating Grant: COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Service Needs and Delivery. August 2020 – TBD.

            Aurora, S., (PA). Mushquash, C., (Co-A). A Northern Wish: A mixed-methods implementation study on bringing the 3 Wishes Program to Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients in Northwestern Ontario. $49,994; Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association (NOAMA) Clinical Innovation Opportunities Fund. March 2020 – TBD

            Mushquash, C., (PA). Frederick, T., Vitopoulos, N., Abramovich, A., Barbic, S., Karabanow, J., Kozloff, N., McKenzie, K., & Stergiopoulos, V. (Co-As). A National Study of Tertiary Prevention Models for Youth Exiting Homelessness. $248,270.00; National Centres of Excellence. December 2019 – November 2022.

            Young, N., Wabano, M. J. (PAs). Barbic, S., Chartier, M., Dowdall-Smith, S., Goyle, S., Greenwood, M., Henderson, J., Jacko, T., Mashford-Pringle, A., McGavock, J., McGregor, L., Mushquash, C., Peltier, C., Puchalski-Richie, L., Restoule, B., Richie, S., Roy-Charland, A., Szatmari, P., Thavorn, K., Urajnik, D. (Co-As). Listening to Children’s Voices – Promoting Indigenous Mental Health (I aM Well). $1,500,000; CIHR Pathways Team Grant 2019 – 2024.

            Mergler, D., Fillion, M. (PAs). Lena, T., Mushquash, C.J. (Co-As). Righting wrongs: Developing appropriate follow-up for mercury-related deficiets and disorders in Asubpeeschoseewagong Ntum Anishnabek (also known as Grassy Narrows First Nation). $1,216,352; CIHR, Project Grant 2019 – 2023.