Contact Us



Dr. Chris Mushquash, PhD, C.Psych
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Lakehead University and NOSM
Psychologist, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
Phone: 807-343-8010 Ext. 8239
Dr. Mary Ellen Hill, PhD
Senior Researcher
Office: BC 1003A
Phone: 807-343-8010 Ext. 7278
Dr. Shevaun Nadin, PhD, CE 
Evaluation / KTE Lead
Office: BC 1005
Phone: 807-343-8010 Ext. 7265
Ms. Sam Karschti, MA
Research/Administrative Assistant
Office: BC 1003
Phone: 807-343-8010 Ext. 7288
Ms. Joanna Dowhos, HBSc
Research Intern
Office: BC 1004
Phone: 807-343-8010  Ext. 7295

Administrative Structure

Supported by peer-reviewed research grants and contracts (SSHRC, CIHR, Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Women's Xchange, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, NOSM, Matawa First Nations, Health Canada, and so on), our staff work with an interdisciplinary group of investigators across four faculties at Lakehead to provide high level quantitative and qualitative research on rural, northern and Indigenous health. The Centre employs a project-specific operational model, with management, faculty, affiliated investigators, staff and student trainees working collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams to implement research and evaluation activities.

Mailing Address and Phone Numbers

Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research
Balmoral Street Centre, Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, P7B 5E1

Telephone: (807) 766-7278
Fax: (807) 766-7218