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Katherine Boydell, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Health Systems Research Scientist
Community Health Systems Resource Group

Research Institute
Senior Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

Scientific Director of Qualitative Inquiry
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Full Member
Institute of Medical Sciences

Phone: 416-813-8469
Fax: 416-813-7258
e-mail: katherine.boydell@sickkids.ca

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Brief Biography

Dr. Katherine Boydell is a Sociologist and Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is also Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of  Toronto. Katherine received her Master of Health Science degree in Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and her Doctorate in Sociology at York University.

She conducts theoretically based, collaborative, mixed method research in the children's mental health system that is relevant and useful for individuals involved in health and social services at the community level - so that evidence will have an impact and will guide positive change. Her program of research in children's mental health systems and knowledge translation focuses on the pathways to mental health care for children and youth, accounting for children's perspectives, the impact of informal support on families of those with mental illness, knowledge translation and exchange in children's mental health, and qualitative methods.

Research Interests

  • Children's Mental Health
  • Arts-Based Research
  • Youth Experiencing First-Episode Psychosis
  • Health Systems Research
  • Knowledge Translation and Exchange
  • Qualitative Methods

Research Activities

  • The rural perspective on continuity of care: barriers and facilitators to children's mental health care
  • Investigating the pathways to mental health care for youth experiencing first-episode psychosis
  • Multi-phase evaluation of pediatric telepsychiatry
  • Knowledge translation needs of stakeholders in rural and remote communities
  • The impact of self-help groups on families of individuals who are mentally ill

Future Research Interests

  • Innovative knowledge translation strategies
  • A study of youth at ultra high risk of developing psychosis
  • Advancing qualitative methods

External Funding

Exploring the Transformative Potential of Arts-Based Health Research: Theoretical, Methodological and Practical Innovations, Boydell, K.M., Belliveau, Eakin, J., Edwards, G., Leeming, B., Parsons, J., Tilleczek, K., Canadian Institutes of Health Research, MPD Grant.

Exploring the Arts as Knowledge Translation in Qualitative Research with Young People: The Early Psychosis Mural Project, Boydell, K.M., Cole, A., Gladstone, B.M., Stasiulis, E., Tilleczek, K., and Volpe, T. Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Research-Based Dance as a Knowledge Translation Strategy, Boydell, K.M., Addington, J., Gladstone, B., Goering, P., McCay, E., Stasiulis, E., Volpe, T.Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Communicating Knowledge Differently through Artistic Expression: The Early Psychosis Mural Project, Boydell, K.M., Cole, A., Dhayanandhan, B., Gladstone, B., Stasiulis, E., Volpe, T. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Producing and Communicating Knowledge Differently: Articulating the Pathway to Mental Health Care through Artistic Expression. Boydell, K.M., Dhayanandhan, B., Gladstone, B., Stasiulis, E., Volpe, T. Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Children’s Mental Health in Rural Communities: Young People’s Perspectives on Receiving Services via Televideo. Boydell, K.M., Clarke, C. Co-investigators: Pignatiello, A., Strickland, G., Volpe, T., Wickman, D. Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO.

Working the Wait: Institutional and Family Caregiver Approaches to Managing Wait Lists for Children’s Mental Health Services. Boydell, K.M., Browne, G., Greenberg, N. Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Youth at Ultra High Risk of Developing Psychosis: A Comprehensive Examination of Pathways to Care. Boydell, K.M., Addington, J., Gladstone, B., Stasiulis, E.
Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO.

Advancing Focus Group Analysis: Collective Dialogue among Youth Experiencing First Episode Psychosis. Boydell, K.M., co-investigators, Gladstone, B., Volpe, T., Stasiulis, E. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Youth Experiencing First Episode Psychosis: A Comprehensive Examination of Pathways to Care. Boydell, K.M., Addington, J., Gladstone, B., Goering, P., Krupa, T., McCay, E., Volpe, T., Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Achievements

  • SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for presentation of arts-based research in Northampton, UK (2009)
  • Nominated for Creative Professional Activity Award, Department of Psychiatry (2009)
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Senior Researcher Travel Scholarship (2007)
  • SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for focus group research (2007 and 2006)
  • Minister's Award (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care) for Knowledge Transfer research (2002)
  • Minister's Award (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care) for research in rural and remote areas (2002)
  • Award of Excellence presented by the Canadian Institute of Child Health Best health promotion and innovation poster presentation (2000)
  • Paul Steinhauer Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Research on Motivation and Schizophrenia (1999)

Publications

Barwick, M., Peters, J. and Boydell, K.M. (2009). Getting to Uptake: Do Communities of Practice Support the Implementation of Evidence- Based Practice?  Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 18(1), 16-29.

Pignatiello, A., Boydell, K.M., Teshima, J. and Volpe, T. (2008). Supporting Primary Care Through Pediatric Telepsychiatry. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 27(2):139-151.

Boydell, K.M., Stasiulis, E., Barwick, M., Greenberg, N. and Pong, R. (2008). Challenges of Knowledge Translation in Rural Communities: The Case of Rural Children’s Mental Health.  Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 27(1):49-63. Senior responsible author.

Boydell, K.M., Stasiulis, E., Greenberg, M., Greenberg, C. and Speigler, B. (2008). I’ll Show Them: The Social Construction of (In)competence in Childhood Cancer Survivors. Journal of Paediatric Oncology Nursing.25(3):164-174. Senior responsible author.

Goering, P., Boydell, K.M. and Pignatiello, T. (2008). The Relevance of qualitative research for clinical programs in psychiatry. Invited paper. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.53(3):145-151. Responsible author.

Charach, A., Volpe, T. Boydell, K.M. and Gearing, R. (2008). A Theoretical Approach to Medication Adherence for Children and Youth with Psychiatric Disorders. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 16(2):126-135. Co-principal author.

Barwick, M., Boydell, K.M., Stasiulis, E., Ferguson, H.B., Blasé, K. and Fixen, D. (2008). Research Utilization Among Executive Directors and Practitioners in Children’s Mental Health. Implementation Science. 3:19. Co-principal author.

Gladstone, B.M., Volpe, T. and Boydell, K.M. (2007). Issues Encountered in a Qualitative Secondary Analysis of Help-Seeking in the Prodrome to Psychosis. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 34(4):431-442. Co-principal author.

Boydell, K.M., Volpe, T., Kertes, A. and Greenberg, N. (2007). Recommendations Made During Pediatric Telepsychiatry Consultations. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 13: 277-281.

Boydell, K.M., Gladstone, B. and Volpe, T. (2006). Understanding Help Seeking Delay in the Prodrome: Perspectives of Young People. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 30(1):54-60.

Young NL, Gilbert T, McCormick A, Ayling-Campos A, Boydell KM, Law M, Fehlings D, Mukherjee S, Wedge JH, Williams JI. (2007). Youth and Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy: Their Use of Physician and Hospital Services. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 88:696-702.

Ungar W, Mirabelli C, Cousins M, Boydell KM. (2006). A Qualitative Analysis of a Dyad Approach to Quality of Life Measurement in Children with Asthma. Social Science and Medicine.63:2354-2366.

Boydell KM, Pong R, Volpe T, Tilleczek K, Wilson E, Lemieux S. (2006). The Rural Perspective on Continuity of Care: Pathways to Care for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Journal of Rural Health. 21(2):182-188. Senior responsible author.

Tilleczek K, Ferguson B, Rummens A, Boydell KM. (2006) How do Youth Leave School? Current Lessons from Youth who Know. Education Canada.19-22.

Young NL, McCormick A, Mills W, Barden W, Boydell KM, Wedge J, Mukherjee S, Fehlings D, Rumney P, Williams JI. (2006). The Transition Study: A Look at Youth and Adults with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and Acquired Brain Injury. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics.26(4):25-45.

Gladstone BM, Boydell KM, McKeever P. (2006). Recasting Research into Children’s Experiences of Parental Mental Illness: Beyond Risk and Resilience. Social Science and Medicine. 62:2540-2550.

Greenberg N, Boydell KM, Volpe T. (2006) Pediatric Telepsychiatry in Ontario: Service Provider and Caregiver Perspectives. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 33(1):105-111.

Norris M, Boydell KM, Pinhas L, Katzman D. (2006). Ana and the Internet: A Review of Pro-Anorexia Websites. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 39(6).