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Chaz Robitaille

Chaz RobitailleChaz J. Robitaille, HBA
Research Analyst

Chaz Robitaille joined the Waypoint Research Institute as a Research Analyst in September 2023. Chaz first began his journey at Waypoint with a Student Academic Placement in June of 2023.  Prior to joining the WRI, Chaz graduated from Lakehead University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology where he wrote a supervised undergraduate major research project: A Regression Analysis on Cannabis Use & Psychotic Symptoms.  He also completed a post-graduate certificate in Fundamentals of Health Research Methodology from McMaster University where he wrote a supervised research proposal synopsis on Comparing SSRI and Psilocybin Treatment Effectiveness for Depression.


During his academic placement and under the supervision of Dr. Zoe Hilton, Dr. Junqiang Zhao and the WRI Research Team, Chaz provided support and assistance on various projects including; Academic authorship on a (as of yet unpublished) paper entitled: “What does the Evidence Say about Models of Care for Mental Health and Addictions Concerns in Emergency Department Settings? A Rapid Review Synthesis”. He is the first author on an Implementation Research in the Forensic Mental Health Field - Scoping Review Protocol. He effected REB amendments on Black Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC) Restraint and Seclusion Project and presented on the Model of Care Community Day Showcase.

Chaz assisted the Coordinator of Knowledge Translation on the first edition of The Research Nook WRI news bulletin.  He participated in the collection, screening and data extraction process in the Mental Health and Addictions Rapid Review Synthesis project.  He participated in article collection and scoping review of Implementation Research in the Forensic Mental Health Setting and a literature review on Elopement and Escape Assessments. Currently, under the supervision of Dr. Barna Konkoly-Thege, Chaz will be providing research and analysis for the project entitled: ”What is the evidence on how nutritional interventions (diet, supplements) might reduce aggressive behaviour in children and youth”. This fall, he is currently contributing his time through volunteering to the Preventative Online Mental Health Program for Youth (POMHPY) project of Dr. Soyeon Kim and Dr. Elnaz Moghimi.


Chaz is bilingual and fluent in both French and English. At this time, Chaz is also working towards the goal to pursue a Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology (Adult Stream).  Beyond research and in his spare time, Chaz can be found preparing international culinary delights, designing gourmet spices & herb blends, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Keywords: social and behavioural research, major mental illness, clinical and counselling psychology, continuing education and professional development for psychologists, knowledge mobilization/translation.

Research Interests

Psychotherapy; psycho-social interventions/treatment; research-informed evidence-based treatment and best practices; psilocybin treatment research.


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