Collaborations

Many of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab’s collaborations are with colleagues at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC), at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, which was founded by Dr. Martin Antony in 1998. Lab members conduct research with a number of colleagues at the ATRC, including Drs. Randi McCabe, Irena Milosovic, Karen Rowa, Philippe Shnaider, Richard Swinson, and others.

The lab also collaborates with a number of faculty members at Ryerson University, including Drs. Stephanie Cassin, Becky Choma, Todd Girard, Trevor Hart, Naomi Koerner, Janice Kuo, Candice Monson, and Kristin Vickers, to name a few.

Other recent and ongoing collaborators include Drs. R. Nicholas Carleton (University of Regina), Michael Constantino (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Nichole Fairbrother (University of British Columbia), Jan Fleming (University of Toronto), Daniel Gros (Medical University of South Carolina), Nancy Kocovski (Wilfrid Laurier University), David Moscovitch (University of Waterloo), Martin Provencher (Université Laval), Christine Purdon (University of Waterloo), Pasquale Roberge (Université de Sherbrooke), Simon Sherry (Dalhousie University), Louis Schmidt (McMaster University), Laura Summerfeldt (Trent University), Henny Westra (York University), and others.

Examples of current and recent funded collaborations include:

Title: Development of a scientifically-informed written exposure intervention for generalized anxiety disorder
Principal Investigator: Dr. Naomi Koerner (Ryerson University)
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial of group transdiagnostic cognitive-behaviour therapy for anxiety disorders in primary care
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pasquale Roberge (Université de Sherbrooke) and Dr. Martin Provencher (Université Laval)
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title: Adding motivational interviewing to cognitive behavioural therapy for severe generalized anxiety disorder
Principal Investigator: Dr. Henny Westra (York University)
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title: An experimental investigation of the effects of concrete thinking on worry, problem-solving and cognitive processing in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder
Principal Investigator: Dr. Naomi Koerner (Ryerson University)
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title: An HIV prevention intervention for HIV-negative men who have sex with men via reduction of social anxiety and substance use in sexual situations
Principal Investigator: Dr. Trevor Hart (Ryerson University)
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title: High-risk obstetrical patients: Stress and anxiety in a vulnerable population
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nichole Fairbrother (University of British Columbia)
Funding: British Columbia Women’s Auxiliary Research Award

Title: Perfectionism, conflict, stress, and depression: Testing an integrative biopsychosocial model in a high risk sample
Principal Investigator: Dr. Simon Sherry (Dalhousie University)
Funding: Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation

Title: Self-portrayal processes in social anxiety
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Moscovitch (University of Waterloo)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada