Wendy Stanyon, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Researching new methods to promote a better understanding of mental illness

Enhancing Mental Health Literacy Facilitating Mental Health/Illness Awareness Simulation Training and Education On Mental Health Issues in the Community Mindfulness

Lauren Mizock, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychopathology; transgender mental health care; psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery; size acceptance; culturally relevant pedagogy

Legal Ethical and Professional Practice Psychopathology Humanistic and Existential Theory / Therapy Women's Mental Health Serious Mental Illness

Jonathan M. Metzl

Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society · Vanderbilt University

World-renowned expert on gun violence and mental illness, white identity politics and race and health.

Mass shootings Mental Health Guns in America Guns and Mental Illness Race, Gender and Social Justice in Healthcare

Benjamin Henwood

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert on housing and integrative support for homeless individuals

Serious Mental Illness Housing First, homelessness, permanent supportive housing Integrated behavioral and primary healthcare

Farha Abbasi

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry · Michigan State University

Expert on cultural psychiatry, Muslim issues related to mental health

Psychiatry Cultural Psychiatry Mental Health Issues Within The Islamic Community Mental Health Muslim American Community

Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Assistant Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment

Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression) Mentoring and Professional Development

Shanti Fernando, PhD

Associate Professor and Political Science Program Director, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Political expert stems cycle of inequity and inequality through community and policy development

Anti-Poverty and Social Support Policies Canadian Politics Community Development Critical Disability Policy Democratic Theory

Ruth White

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. White specializes in stress management, emotional resilience, mental wellness, organizational change, and community-based interventions.

Stress Management Mental Health Advocacy Organizational Change and Design Community Organizing & Development Change Management & Strategic Planning

Seth Kurzban

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Social work expert, theorizing interventions for severe and persistent mental illness, homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse.

Instrument Design and Testing Homelessness and Incarceration Practice and Policy Mental Health (Severe Mental Illness) Practice and Policy Intervention Research & Program Evaluation

Alyson E. King, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director, Community Development and Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Developing pathways to a positive educational experience for underrepresented students

Academic Integrity Canadian History Women's History Literacy in the Knowledge Economy

John Brekke

Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Professor of research and clinical courses in the MSW program and PhD courses on treatment outcome research and research grant writing.

Treatment Outcome Research Mental Health Healthy Aging Grant Writing

Ronald Manderscheid

Adjunct Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ron Manderscheid serves as executive director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors

Substance use Mental Health

Alana Holmes, Ph. D., C. Psych.

Psychologist · Cambrian College

Dr. Holmes specializes in child mental health and post-secondary learning disabilities and associated disorders.

Clinical Psychology Mental Health Mental Illness Post-Secondary Learning Disabilities School Psychology

Roni Sue Cross

Student Support Advisor · Cambrian College

Roni Sue works to de-stigmatize mental illness and advises students in need. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer.

Mental Health Awareness Student Development Employment Counselling

Prof. Martin Knapp

Professor of Social Policy · Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Professor Knapp's research focuses on dementia, mental health, autism, long-term social care, and often incorporates economic perspectives

Long Term Care Dementia Community Care Policy Health Economics Health Policy

Garrett Strosser

Associate Professor of Psychology / Chair of Psychology Department · Southern Utah University

Specializing in empirical social psychology research, stigma against mentally ill, and dark triad traits

Cognitive Psychology Culture and Cognition Dark Triad Traits Ethics Forensic Psychology

Allyson Eamer, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Linguistic expert and educator champions Canada’s multilingualism through better understanding and support systems in the classroom

Social Class and Education Online Language Learning Language and Multiculturalism First-Language Maintenance in Immigrant Families Ethnolinguistics and Sociolinguistics

Shawnmari Kaiser

Adjunct Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Adjunct Assistant Professor focused on severe mental illness and acute, chronic and terminal illness.

Counseling Terminal Illness Acute Illness Severe Mental Illness Chronic Illness

Derrick Kranke

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Health science specialist, exploring the social and psychological impact of disaster relief work.

Social Work Education Social Welfare Veteran Health Administration

Eric Rice

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Social work expert, focusing on community outreach, network science, and the use of social networking technology by high-risk youth

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Homelessness HIV Prevention Application of social networking methods to social work research Social Network Theory

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