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Dr. Soyeon Kim

Soyeon KimDr. Soyeon Kim, PhD, Research Scientist/Clinical Epidemiologist

Dr. Kim is a research scientist conducting research in the area of psychiatric epidemiology at the Waypoint Research Institute. Prior to joining Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, she has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the department of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences and the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University working with Drs. Kathy Georgiades and Michael Boyle. As a postdoctoral fellow, she expanded her program of research to incorporate the systematic examination of social processes and how they relate to mental health problems in youth, applying psychiatric epidemiological methods and approaches. Her postdoctoral fellowship culminated in 8 published and unpublished papers cultivating and strengthening the collaborative network with prominent researchers in the field. She has also received various awards such as the E.B. Eastburn Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, and Social Impact Poster Award (1st place) in the McMaster Innovation Showcase during her postdoctoral fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in June 2015 in Developmental Psychology and Education from the University of Toronto, working with Dr. Rosemary Tannock. Her dissertation research examined the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms underlying ADHD symptoms using neuroimaging and psychophysical paradigms. She has also trained and worked as a clinical psychologist upon obtaining her master’s degree in clinical psychology. 

Keywords: Mental Health, Youth, Social-contextual factors, Intervention 

Research Interests

Her research experience encompasses neurocognitive, clinical, and epidemiological psychology focusing on understanding mental health in youth. Her current research interest includes examining social-contextual factors contributing to mental health problems in youth and young adults and developing intervention strategies to prevent mental health problems.


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