Dr. Jennifer Crosbie is a Clinical Psychologist and Health Clinician Scientist within the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Crosbie is an Associate Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health program at SickKids Research Institute and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Crosbie holds the Susan J. Bradley Health Clinician Scientist Award.
Dr. Crosbie’s research and clinical work focus on understanding the neurobiological determinants of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders, with a particular focus on attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She is the Principal Investigator (PI) on Spit for Science, a large-scale population genetics study exploring the interaction of genes and environment on mental health and health of children and youth. She is the PI on MegaTeam, a video games based intervention program training self regulation and attention in children with brain based disorders. Dr. Crosbie is the Site Lead and Executive member of the POND Network and is the platform lead of the Behaviour and Phenotyping POND platform. Dr. Crosbie holds externally funded grants including CIHR, the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network funded by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), CHILD BRIGHT; CIHR funded SPOR
The overarching objective of Dr. Crosbie’s research is investigating the behavioural, cognitive and genetic architecture of ADHD and related neuropsychiatric disorders.
Four integrated domains of research create the foundation of Dr. Crosbie’s research program;
- Cognition and behavioural phenomenology of ADHD and related disorders in children, youth and their families using cross-sectional and longitudinal methods,
- Understanding the genetic etiology of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders,
- Utilizing general population samples to investigate the relationship of genes and environment on pediatric psychiatric traits, health, and cognition and
- Development of novel cognitive rehabilitation interventions for neurodevelopmental and brain-based disorders.
Education and Experience
- 2020: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child Youth and Mental Health, University of Toronto.
- 2017: Health Clinician Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, The Hospital for Sick Children.
- 2017: Associate Scientist, Neurosciences and Mental Health, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children.
- 2000-2004: Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology. University of Toronto.
- 1997-2000: Master of Arts, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology, University of Toronto.
- 1992-1996: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, McGill University.