18th Annual Child Health Research Days

Join us for a hybrid event

Oct. 26 & 27, 2022

Speakers

Renée El-Gabalawy, PhD

Renée El-Gabalawy, PhD

University of Manitoba

Renée El-Gabalawy is an associate professor in the departments of clinical health psychology and anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba (UM). She also holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology (Fort Garry), and is an adjunct scientist at CancerCare Manitoba. She is also a clinical psychologist for Shared Health with a specialization in health psychology. Her practice focuses on medical trauma. Dr. El-Gabalawy is the Director of the multidisciplinary Health, Anxiety and Trauma Laboratory (HATLab). She supervises undergraduate and graduate students, BSc(Med) students, and medical residents.

Leslie Roos, PhD

Leslie Roos, PhD

CHRIM Investigator | University of Manitoba

Brandy Wicklow, MD, MSc

Brandy Wicklow, MD, MSc

CHRIM Investigator | University of Manitoba

Emily Cameron, PhD

Emily Cameron, PhD

University of Manitoba | Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Emily Cameron is a registered clinical psychologist and Associate Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary and Clinical Residency in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests focus on biological, psychological and social influences on early child development, with a particular emphasis on parent wellbeing. Her postdoctoral work has focused on program development and implementation to support parental mental health and parenting practices with the goal of promoting optimal child development.

 

Tamara Taillieu, PhD

Tamara Taillieu, PhD

University of Manitoba

Dr. Tamara Taillieu is a full-time Instructor II in the Department of Community Sciences, and a part-time Research Associate with the Child Adversity and Resilience (CARe) Research Team and the Manitoba Population Health Research Group at the University of Manitoba.  Her research interests include the effects of child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and other traumatic events on physical and mental health (including substance use) across the lifespan.  She is also currently working on a number of projects examining the influence of various types of trauma on military personnel and first responder mental health and well-being.

Michael Ungar, PhD

Michael Ungar, PhD

Dalhousie University | Family Therapist

Michael Ungar, PhD., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. His ground-breaking work is recognized around the world and includes consultation and training with Fortune 500 companies like Unilever and Cigna, as well as thought leaders such as the Boston Consulting Group and Canvas8. His work emphasizes how to use the theory of resilience to increase both individual and institutional agility during crises, with numerous businesses and NGOs adopting his concept of resilience as a negotiated process that enhances employee and client wellbeing and corporate social responsibility. Dr. Ungar has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of resilience and is the author of 17 books for mental health professionals, researchers and parents. These include Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, a book for adults experiencing stress at work and at home, and Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change, an edited volume with contributors from a dozen diverse disciplines ranging from epigenetics and psychology to architecture and computing science. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website.

Donald Warne, MD, MPH (Oglala Lakota)

Donald Warne, MD, MPH (Oglala Lakota)

University of North Dakota | Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center

Donald Warne, MD, MPH (Oglala Lakota) serves as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Chair of the Department of Indigenous Health; Director of the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Public Health Programs; and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Warne is the Principal Investigator for the Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center at UND, and he also serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Great Plains Tribal Leader’s Health Board in Rapid City, SD. Dr. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from Pine Ridge, SD and comes from a long line of traditional healers and medicine men.
Donald Warne received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1995 and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health in 2002. His work experience includes: several years as a primary care physician with the Gila River Health Care Corporation in Arizona; Staff Clinician with the National Institutes of Health; Indian Legal Program Faculty with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University; Health Policy Research Director for Inter Tribal Council of Arizona; Executive Director of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board; and Chair of the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University. Dr. Warne is also a member of the Stanford University Alumni Hall of Fame.