Keith S. Dobson

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Recent Research Projects

Advancing Concussion Assessment and Treatment in Children and Youth

2015/16-2020/21 • $3,341,337 • PI,Other
Each year, millions of children sustain concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), and 15-25% suffer persistent symptoms and declines in quality of life. Clinicians caring for these children face three critical, unanswered questions: how to diagnose concussion, how to predict which...

Assessing and addressing the psychosocial impacts of COVID-19 among pregnant women and health care providers in Anhui, China

2020/21 • $317,176 • PI,CO
On January 31, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. In addition to focusing on immediate clinical/biomedical needs relat-ed to the outbreak, it is also important to consider potential mental health impacts....

Cognitive Control and Vulnerability to Major Depressive Disorder

2019/20-2020/21 • $287,078 • PI,CO
Depression is a highly recurrent disorder, underscoring the need to identify risk factors for relapse. Cognitive control involves a set of cognitive processes that allow selective processing of information, which includes inhibiting irrelevant information, shifting from one task to another, and...

An Innovative Clinical Treatment for Primary Care Patients with Depression

2018/19-2020/21 • $120,833 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
An astounding 70% of Canadian adults report a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as childhood abuse and neglect. ACEs are associated with a range of poor health outcomes in adulthood, including depression. In fact, 90% of primary care patients who report depression also report...

Attentional bias and cognitive inhibition as predictors of onset and relapse in Major Depressive Disorder: A longitudinal investigation

2014/15-2017/18 • $294,482 • PI,CO
Major depression is a debilitating disorder, and it is associated with may concurrent other mental and physical health problems, including the risk of suicide. Unfortunately, depression is also often a recurring disorder, and the risk of recurrence increases with each subsequent episode. Recent...

Using Patient-Informed Research to Enhance Resilience Programming for Post-Secondary Students

2017/18 • $79,540 • PI,CO,Other
There is increasing concern about the psychological health of post-secondary students. Post-secondary students are more likely to have a mental illness than the general population. Students are at greater risk due to the stress that arises from juggling a demanding academic schedule, as well as...