MEET OUR TEAM

Research Team

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Jacky Au, BSc, PMP

Clinical Research Project Manager

Jacky Au is a Clinical Research Project Manager in the program. In this role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the clinical research program. Read more here!

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Alicia N. Segovia, BSc, MSc

Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Alicia Segovia joined the Korczak Lab in July 2020. She completed her Masters in Health Psychology at University College London and Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology Research at the University of Toronto. Read more here!

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Matthew Tracey

Clinical Research Project Nurse

Bio coming soon... Read more here!

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Argie Gingoyon, BSc, MSc

Clinical Research Project Assistant

Argie Gingoyon joined the Korczak Lab in January 2022 as a Clinical Research Project Assistant. He completed his MPH degree in Epidemiology with a specialization in Global Health, and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of Toronto. Read more here!

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Hemantika Mahesh, BSc

Clinical Research Project Assistant

Bio coming soon... Read more here!

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Logan Wilkinson, BSc

Clinical Research Project Assistant

Logan joined the Korczak Lab in June 2021 as a Clinical Research Project Assistant. She recently graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Science, majoring in psychology and minoring in philosophy. Read more here!

Trainees

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Susan C. Campisi, PhD, MHsc

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Susan Campisi joined the Korczak team in 2020 as a post-doctoral research fellow. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto in 2020. Read more here!

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Anett Schumacher, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Anett Schumacher joined the Korczak team in 2022 as a post-doctoral Research Fellow. After receiving her PhD in Neuroscience from the Universität zu Lübeck in Germany, Anett relocated to Canada to commence post-doctoral training in preclinical research at the University of Toronto. Read more here!

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Jessica Muha

MSc Student

Jessica is a first-year MSc student with the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. She earned her Honours Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Toronto where she majored in Nutritional Sciences and minored in Psychology and French. Read more here!

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Anisa Khalfan

Research Student

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Research Therapists

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Katie Stadelman

Multi-Site Clinical Coordinator

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Emily Steenson

Research Therapist

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Noelia Arancibia

Research Therapist

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Kayla Rutledge

Research Therapist

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Devon Spence

Research Therapist

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Principal Investigator

Dr. Daphne J. Korczak, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Korczak holds the SickKids Chair in Child and Youth Medical Psychiatry, and is the Director of the Children’s Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) Depression Program, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Associate Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Her research activities focus on the relationship between early-onset depression and future cardiometabolic risk, including obesity, and the mechanisms subserving this relationship.  Her secondary area of research is in child and adolescent suicidality, in which she is leading the first RCT of a youth suicide prevention intervention in Canada. In addition, Dr. Korczak leads a large collaborative research study team examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health in children and youth.

Dr. Korczak is the author of over 70 publications and book chapters and is a sought-after speaker for research, clinical, and community audiences on the topics of depression, suicidality, and the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents. Nationally, Dr. Korczak is the Chair of the Mental Health Task Force of the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Chair of the Research and Scientific Committee, Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.