Recent Publications

Michael Chaiton, PhD

Low, N., Dugas, E., Rodriguez, D., Contreras, G., Chaiton, M., O’Loughlin, E., O’Loughlin, J. Common stressful life events and difficulties are associated with mental health symptoms and substance use in young adolescents. BMC Psychiatry. 2012 August;12:116. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-116.

Dugas, E., Low, N., Burrows, S., Rodriguez, D., Chaiton, M., Contreras, G., O’Loughlin, J. Early predictors of suicide ideation in young adults. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2012 July;57(7):429-36.

Ip, D., Cohen, J., Bondy, S., Chaiton, M., Selby, P., Schwartz, R., McDonald, P., Garcia., J. Do components of existing “hardcore” definitions predict continued smoking, recent quit attempts, and successes in quitting? Addiction. 2011 Sep 29.

Low, N., Dugas, E., Rodriguez, D., Contreras, G., Chaiton, M., O’Loughlin, E., O’Loughlin, J. Stressful life events and relationships are associated with mental health symptoms and substance use in young adolescents. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2011 52 (6), e10 (Abstract).

Wells,S., Flynn, A., Graham, K., Rehm, J., Cairney, J., Kates, N., Kennedy, J., Lobo, D., Chaiton, M., Menzies, P., Tyndale, R., Verjee, Z. Using a mobile laboratory to study mental health, addictions, and violence: A research plan. Challenges. 2011 2(1): 1-18.

Cohen, J.E., Chaiton, M.O., Planinac, L.C. Tobacco Control and the Epidemiologic Framework. Tobacco Control. 2011; 20 (4): 318-318.

Cohen, J.E., Chaiton, M.O., Planinac, L.C. Taking stock: what does the body of tobacco research look like? American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2010 Oct;39(4):352-6.

Chaiton, M., Cohen, J., O’Loughlin, J., Rehm, J. Use of cigarettes to improve affect and depressive symptoms in a longitudinal study of adolescents. Addictive Behaviors. 2010 Dec;35(12):1054-60.

Costa, M., Cohen, J.E., McDonald, P.W., Chaiton, M.O. Prevalence of Hardcore Smoking in a Population Representative Survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2010 Aug;12(8):860-4.

Chaiton, M., O’Loughlin, J., Karp, I., Lambert, M. C reactive protein and depression among adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2010 Sep;17(3):216-22.

Chaiton, M., Cohen, J., O’Loughlin, J., Rehm, J. Depression and Smoking in Adolescence: A systematic review of longitudinal cohort studies. BMC Public Health. 2009 Sep 22;9:356. Highly Accessed.

Chaiton M., Sabiston, C., O’Loughlin, J., Maximova, K., McGrath, J., O’Loughlin, J. A structural equation model relating adiposity, psychosocial indicators of body image and depressive symptoms among adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 2009 May;33(5):588-96.

Maritt Kirst, PhD

Frederick, T., Kirst, M.J., & Erickson, P.G. (2012). Suicide attempts and suicidal ideation among street-involved youth in Toronto. Advances in Mental Health, 11, 8-17.

Kirst, M.J. & O’Campo, P. (2012). Systematic review methods for complex health problems. In O’Campo, P. & Dunn, J. (eds.) Rethinking Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change. Pp.231-245. New York: Springer US.

 Kirst, M.J., Frederick, T., & Erickson, P.G. (2011). Concurrent mental health and substance use problems among street-involved youth. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9, 543-553.

 O’Campo, P., Kirst, M.J., Tsamis, C., Chambers, C., & Ahmad, F. (2011). Implementing successful intimate partner violence screening programs in healthcare settings: Evidence generated from a realist-informed systematic review. Social Science & Medicine, 72(6), 855-866.

 Kirst, M.J., Schaefer-McDaniel, N., Hwang, S. & O’Campo, P. (Editors) (2011).Converging Disciplines: A Transdisciplinary Research Approach to Urban Health Problems. New York: Springer.

Lofters, A, Shankardass, K., Kirst, M.J. & Quinonez, C. (2010). Sociodemographic data collection in Canadian healthcare settings: An examination of public opinion. Medical Care,49(2), 193-199.

Snider, C.E., Kirst, M.J., Abubakar, S., Ahmad, F. & Nathens, A.B. (2010). Community Based Participatory Research: Development of a Hospital-Based Youth Violence Intervention using Concept Mapping. Academic Emergency Medicine,17(8), 877-885.

Kirst, M.J. (2009). Social capital and beyond: A qualitative analysis of social contextual and structural influences on drug use-related health behaviours. Journal of Drug Issues,39(3), 653-676.

Kirst, M.J., Erickson, P.G., & Strike, C. (2009). Poly-substance use among female and male street youth in Toronto. International Journal of Social Inquiry, 2(2), 123-139.

O’Campo, P., Kirst, M.J., Schaefer-McDaniel, N., Firestone, M., Scott, A. & McShane, K. (2009). Community-Based Services for Homeless Adults Experiencing Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: A Realist Approach to Synthesizing Evidence.Journal of Urban Health, 86(6), 965-989.

Hwang, S.W., Kirst, M.J., Chiu, S., Tolomiczenko, G., Kiss, A., Cowan, L. & Levinson, W. (2009). Multidimensional social support and the health of homeless individuals. Journal of Urban Health, 86(5), 791-803.

Kirst, M.J., O’Campo, P. & Caughy, M.O. (2009).The Influence of Multidimensional Social Capital and Neighborhood Context on Co-occurring Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Behavior Problems in Six Year Old Children.  In Tripp, G., Payne, M., & Diodorus, D. (eds.), Social Capital. New York: Nova Science Publishers.