Kathy Georgiades received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. She completed a Clinical Internship in Pediatric Psychology at The Hospital for Sick Children and a post-doctoral fellowship in Child Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University. Her program of research (a) characterizes the nature of inequalities in child and youth mental health and academic achievement, particularly among immigrant and racial/ethnic minority youth, and (b) examines the role of schools in reducing inequalities. Through this research, she hopes to inform the development of school-based preventative intervention strategies that reduce inequalities in student mental health and academic achievement. She has a strong commitment to building researcher-educator partnerships that will optimize the uptake of evidence-based strategies in school settings. Kathy has received numerous recognitions for her research, including a New Investigator Fellowship from the Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF) and an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. She currently holds a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the David R. (Dan) Offord Chair in Child Studies.
Wahi, G., Boyle, M. H., Morrison, K., & Georgiades, K. (2014). Body mass index among immigrant and non-immigrant youth: evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(4), e239 – e244.
Patterson, B., Kyu, H. H., & Georgiades, K. (2013). Age at immigration and the occurrence of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 58(4), 210-217.
Georgiades, K., Boyle, M. H., & Fife, K. A. (2013). Emotional and Behavioral Problems among Adolescent Students: The Role of Immigrant, Racial/Ethnic Congruence and Belongingness in Schools. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(9), 1473-1492.
Kessler, R.C., Avenevoli, S., Costello, E. J., Georgiades, K.., Green, J.G., Gruber, M. J., He, J-P., Koretz, D., McLaughlin, K. A., Petukhova, M., Sampson, N. A., Zaslavsky, A.M., & Merikangas, K. R. (2012). Prevalence, persistence, and socio-demographic correlates of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(4), 372-380.
Georgiades, K., Boyle, M. H., & Duku, E. (2007). Contextual influences on children’s mental health and school performance: The moderating effects of family immigrant status. Child Development, 78(5), 1572-1591.