Ongoing research projects

Ongoing research projects

To reduce overlap of research projects and facilitie opportunities to collaborate, below is a list of research topics that are being examined categorized by outcome health behaviour topics:

Obesity and related correlates

Longitudinal Analysis of the association between weight status, weight perception, self concept, school connectedness, and academic achievement. Requested by: Maram Livermore. Year six (2017-2018) and year seven (2018-1019). Date initiated: October 2018

Healthy eating 

None.

Physical activity and sedentary behaviours 

Longitudinal analysis of the impact of changes in intramural programming on intramural participation and moderate-vigorous physical activity among youth [PhD Dissertation]. Requested by: Katie Burns. Year 5-7 (2016-2019). Date initiated: October 2018.

Longitudinal analysis of the association between student-level characteristics and meeting the new 24-hour movement guidelines among youth. Requested by: Claire Buchan. Year 2-5 (2013-2017): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: January 2018. 

Substance use

Longitudinal analysis of the impact of changes to tobacco retailer proximity and density on youth smoking behaviuors. Requested by: Adam Cole. Years 1-2 (2012-2014): Ontario. Date initiated: November 2015.

Longitudinal evaluation of the Not On Tobacco (N.O.T.) pilot project in COMPASS schools on student smoking behaviours. Requested by: Adam Cole, Sarah Buston (Ontario Lung Association). Years 3-5 (2014-2017): Ontario. Date initiated: March 2016.

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between e-cigarette retailer proximity and density to youth e-cigarette use (ever and current) in Canada. Requested by: Adam Cole, Sarah Aleyan. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia. Date initiated: October 2017.

Cross-lagged analysis of the bi-directional association between past-30 day cigarette use and past 30-day e-cigarette use among youth in Canada. Requested by: Sarah Aleyan, Mahmood Gohari, Adam Cole. Year 3-5 (2014-2017): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: June 2018. 

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between mental health indicators and binge drinking among youth. Requested by: Alle Butler, Isabella Romano. Year 5 (2016-2017): Ontario, British Columbia. Date initiated: July 2018.

Cross-lagged analysis of the bidirectional association between youth cannabis, cigarette, and e-cigarette use. Requested by: Alle Butler, Adam Cole, Mahmood Gohari, Sarah Aleyan. Years 5-6 (2016-2018): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: July 2018.

Cannabis use in the school context: variation between Canadian high schools. Requested by: Alex Zuckermann, Mahmood Gohari. Years 1-6 (2012/2013-2017/2018): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: July 2018.

Longitudinal evaluation of the impact of changes to programs/policies addressing alternative tobacco product use on student smoking behaviours. Requested by: Adam Cole. Years 1-6 (2012-2018): Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia. Date initiated: August 2018.

Repeat cross-sectional analysis of trends in youth e-cigarette use (ever and current) in Ontario. Requested by: Adam Cole, Sarah Aleyan, Kate Battista. Years 2-6 (2013-2018): Ontario. Date initiated: August 2018.

Cross-sectional analysis of the behavioural and psychosocial correlates of cannabis use among youth. Requested by: Isabella Romano, Gillian Williams, Alle Butler, Sarah Aleyan. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec. Date initiated: August 2018.

Cross-sectional analysis of correlates associated with differing modes of cannabis consumption among youth. Requested by: Isabella Romano, Gillian Williams, Sarah Aleyan, Alle Butler. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta. Date initiated: August 2018.

Cross-lagged analysis of the bi-directional association between past 30-day cigarette, e-cigarette and past-30 day cannabis use among youth in Canada. Requested by: Alle Butler, Mahmood Gohari, Adam Cole, Sarah Aleyan. Year 5-6 (2016-2018): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: August 2018.

Cross-sectional examination of trends in past-30 day and ever use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes. Requested by: Adam Cole, Sarah Aleyan. Year 2-6 (2013-2018): Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec. Date initiated: August 2018.

Longitudinal study of patterns of alcohol use. Requested by: Simone Holligan, Wei Qian. Year 1-6 (2012 – 2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Nunavut. Date Initiated: September 2018.

Longitudinal study of age-of-initiation of alcohol age-of-initiation predicting frequency of alcohol use among Grade 12 Students in the COMPASS Study. Requested by: Simone Holligan, Katelyn Battista. Data: Ontario (2012/2013 – 2017/2018). Date Initiated: October 2018.

Longitudinal analysis of youth polsubstance use - an exploration of six years of COMPASS Data. Requested by: Alex Zuckermann, Gillian Williams, Kate Battista. Years 1-6 (2012-2018): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: October 2018.

Cross-sectional analysis of patterns and risk factors of youth polysubstance Use. Requested by: Alex Zuckermann, Gillian Williams, Kate Battista. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec. Date initiated: October 2018.

Longitudinal examination of predictors of past-30 day e-cigarette use, past 30-day cigarette use and dual use among Canadian youth [PhD Dissertation]. Year 4-6 (2015-2018): Ontario, Alberta. Requested by: Sarah Aleyan. Date initiated: October 2018. 

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between e-cigarette retail density and past-30 day and ever use of e-cigarettes among youth in Canada. Requested by: Adam Cole, Sarah Aleyan. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: October 2018.

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between school cannabis policies and cannabis use among youth. Requested by: Megan Magier. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec. Date initiated: Oct 2018.

Risk and protective factors for youth opioid use. Requested by: Alex ZuckermannKate Battista. Years 4-6 (2015/2016-2017/2018): Ontario, Alberta. Date initiated: November 2018.

The impact of cannabis use on sexual behaviour in youth: an exploration of data from COMPASS Québec. Requested by: Alex Zuckermann. Years 5-6 (2016-2018): Québec. Date initiated: November 2018.

Longitudinal analysis of cannabis use trends. Requested by: Alex Zuckermann. Years 1-6 (2012-2018): Ontario, Alberta. Submitted for publication.

Longitudinal analysis of youth perceptions school support for the prevention and cessation of drugs and/or alcohol use, school substance use programs and policies, and student cannabis and alcohol use [MSc Thesis]. Requested by: Megan Magier. Years 5 - 7(2016-2019): Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec. Data Initiated: October 2018.

Mental health 

Longitudinal examination of the movement behaviours (MVPA, resistance exercise, screen time [total and by type], and sleep) as predictors of mental health and wellbeing. Requested by: Karen Patte, Guy Faulkner. Year 5-6 (2016-2018): Ontario, British Columbia. Date initiated: September 2018.

Longitudinal analysis of the association between screen-based sedentary behaviours and mental health indicators among youth. Requested by: Natalie Doan. Year 5 (2016-2017) and Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia. Date initiated: October 2018. 

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between body mass index, weight perceptions, and mental health indicators among youth. Requested by: Isabella Romano, Rachel Laxer and Alle Butler. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec. Date initiated: November 2018.

Path analysis of interrelationships between school connectedness, flourishing, and binge drinking behaviour. Requested by: Simone Holligan. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Nunavut (2016/2017). Date Initiated: November 2018

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between school context (geographical area, median income, urbanicity, etc.) and mental health outcomes and help seeking among youth. Requested by Karen Patte, Cassandra Gordon. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec. 

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between school mental health services, programs, staff, and policies, and mental health outcomes and help seeking among youth. Requested by Karen Patte, Markus Duncan. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec. 

Cross-sectional analysis of the association between school mental health services, staff, and policies and mental health outcomes and help seeking among youth. Requested by Karen Patte, Markus Duncan. Year 6 (2017-2018): Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec. 

Bullying

Cross-sectional analysis of Binge Drinking on Bullying Behaviour. Requested by: Simone Holligan. Year 5 (2016-2017): Ontario, British Columbia. Date Initiated: February 2018.

School connectedness  and academic achievement 

Cross-sectional analysis of binge drinking on educational outcomes using a resilience framework. Requested by: Simone Holligan. Year 5 (2016-2017): Ontario, British Columbia. Date Initiated: February 2018.

Cross-sectional analysis of binge drinking on school engagement and educational prospects using a resilience framework. Requested by: Simone Holligan. Year 5 (2016-2017): Ontario, British Columbia. Date Initiated: February 2018.

Longitudinal analysis of cannabis cessation and academic outcomes. Requested by: Alex Zuckermann. Years 2-5 (2013-2017): Ontario, Alberta. Submitted for publication.


If interested in collaborating on current projects listed, please contact Scott Leatherdale