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Ellen Lipman, BSc, MD, FRCP (C), MSc


Research Work

Dr. Ellen Lipman is a child psychiatrist and Professor in the Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. She is currently Chief of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at McMaster Children’s Hospital. She is also Head of the Academic Division of Child Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. Her clinical work includes consultation to outpatient services at the Child and Youth Mental Health Program, McMaster Children's Hospital. Dr. Lipman’s main research interests are in the areas of single-parent families, teen mothers, disadvantaged children, group therapies, effectiveness studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, and epidemiology.

Recent Publications

  1. Duncan L, Georgiades K, Wang L, Comeau J, Ferro MA, Van Lieshout RJ, Szatmari P, Bennett K, MacMillan HL, Lipman EL, Janus M, Kata A, Boyle MH. The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study Emotional Behavioural Scales (OCHS-EBS) Part I: A Checklist for Dimensional Measurement of SelectedDSM-5Disorders. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018.
  2. Boyle MH, Duncan L, Georgiades K, Wang L, Comeau J, Ferro MA, Van Lieshout RJ, Szatmari P, MacMillan HL, Bennett K, Janus M, Lipman EL, Kata A. The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study Emotional Behavioural Scales (OCHS-EBS) Part II: Psychometric Adequacy for Categorical Measurement of Selected DSM-5 Disorders. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018.
  3. Ferro MA, Lipman EL, Van Lieshout RJ, Boyle MH, Gorter JW, MacMillan HL, Gonzalez A, Georgiades K. Mental-physical multimorbidity in youth: associations with individual, family, and health service use outcomes. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. 2018; 1-11.
  4. Olthuis JV, McGrath PJ, Cunningham CE, Boyle MH, Lingley-Pottie P, Reid GJ, Bagnell A, Lipman EL, Turner K, Corkum P, Stewart SH, Berrigan P, Sdao-Jarvie K. Distance-delivered parent training for childhood disruptive behavior (Strongest Families TM): A randomized controlled trial and economic analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2018; 46(8):1613-1629.
  5. Lipman EL, DeWit D, DuBois D, Larose S, Erdem G. Youth with chronic health problems: how do they fare in main-stream mentoring programs? BMC Public Health. 2018; 18:102.
  6. Butler A, Van Lieshout RJ, Lipman EL, MacMillan H,Gonzalez A, Gorter JW, Georgiades K, Speechley K, Boyle M, Ferro M. Mental disorder in children with physical conditions: a pilot study. BMJ Open. 2018; 8(1):e019011
  7. Duncan L, Georgiades K, Wang L, Van Lieshout RJ, MacMillan HL, Ferro MA, Lipman EL, Szatmari P, Bennett KJ, Kata A, Janus M, Boyle MH. Psychometric evaluation of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescents (MINI-KID). Psychological Assessment. 2018; 30(7):916-928.
  8. Larose S, Boisclair-Châteauvert G, DeWit DJ, DuBois D, Erdem, G, Lipman EL. How mentor support interacts with mother and teacher supporting predicting youth academic adjustment: an investigation among youth exposed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Programs. The Journal of Primary Prevention 2018; 39:205-228.
  9. Boyle MH, Duncan L, Georgiades K, Bennett K, Gonzalez A, Van Lieshout R.J, Szatmari P, MacMillan H, Kata A, Ferro MA, Lipman EL, Janus M. Classifying child and adolescent psychiatric disorder by problem checklists and standardized interviews. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 2017. 26:e1544.
  10. DeWit DJ, Lipman EL, DaCosta J, Graham K, Larose S, Pepler D, Coyle J, DuBois D, Manzano-Munguia M, Ferro A. Predictors of early versus late match relationship beginnings in Big Brothers Big Sisters community programs. Children and Youth Services Review. Feb 2016; 61:281-287.

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