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Myran DT, Harrison LD, Pugliese M, Solmi M, Anderson KK, Fiedorowicz JG, Perlman CM, Webber C, Finkelstein Y, Tanuseputro P. Transition to Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder Following Emergency Department Visits Due to Substance Use With and Without Psychosis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023;80(11):1169-74.

Wootten JC, Rodrigues R, Gilliland J, Carter B, Shariff SZ, Zhong S, Archie S, Edwards J, Elton-Marshall T, Myran DT, Palaniyappan L, Perlman CM, Seabrook JA, Murray RM, Anderson KK. The effect of non-medical cannabis retailer proximity on use of mental health services for psychotic disorders in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2023;00207640231206053.

Burns KE, Brown P, Calnan M, Ward PR, Little J, Betini GS, Perlman CM, Nascimento HG, Meyer SB. Development and validation of the Trust in Government measure (TGM). BMC Public Health. 2023;23(1):2023.

Myran DT, Pugliese M, Roberts RL, Solmi M, Perlman CM, Fiedorowicz J, Tanuseputro P, Anderson KK. Association between non-medical cannabis legalization and emergency department visits for cannabis-induced psychosis. Molecular Psychiatry. 2023;1-0.

Aboueid SE, Herati H, Nascimento MH, Ward PR, Brown PR, Calnan M, Perlman CM, Meyer SB. How do you measure trust in social institutions and health professionals? A systematic review of the literature (2012–2021). Sociology Compass. 2023;e13101.

Reed M, Bedard C, Perlman CM, Browne DT, Ferro MA. Family Functioning and Health-Related Quality of Life in Parents of Children With Mental Illness. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2023:1-2.

McDonald EJ, Bedard C, Kirkpatrick SI, Perlman CM, Ferro MA. Psychometric properties and informant agreement of the WHODAS 2.0 in youth with mental disorder. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2023;32(1):38.

Ike N, Burns KE, Nascimento H, Filice E, Ward PR, Herati H, Rotolo B, Betini GS, Perlman CM, Meyer SB. Examining factors impacting acceptance of COVID-19 countermeasures among structurally marginalised Canadians. Global Public Health. 2023;18(1):2263525.

Mauer-Vakil, D., Rudoler, D., Sunderji, N., Webb, D., & Allin, S. Approaches to integrate mental health services in primary care: A scoping review of system-level barriers and enablers to implementation. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 2023; 42(3), 29-45. doi: 10.7870/cjcmh-2023-020

Bahji, A., Brothers, T., Mauer-Vakil, D., Priest, K., Danilewitz, M., Chopra, N., Lamba, W., & George, T., Crockford, D. The effectiveness of inpatient addiction consult services: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Canadian Journal of Addiction. 2023; 14(2), 9-19. doi: 10.1097/CXA.0000000000000173.


Meng G, Perlman CM, Chen H. Patient perceived service quality of teleconsultation in Ontario stroke prevention clinics during COVID-19: A mixed methods study. International Journal of Stroke, 2022; 17 (3), 312-312. 

Aderibigbe OO, Stewart SL, Hirdes JP, Perlman CM. Substance use among youth in community and residential mental health care facilities in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 Feb 2;19(3):1731. 

Hirdes JP, Morris JN, Perlman CM, Saari M, Betini GS, Franco-Martin MA, van Hout H, Stewart SL, Ferris J. Mood disturbances across the continuum of care based on self-report and clinician rated measures in the interRAI suite of assessment instruments. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2022;13. 

Abdullah AY, Law J, Perlman CM, Butt ZA. Age-and Sex-Specific Association Between Vegetation Cover and Mental Health Disorders: Bayesian Spatial Study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2022 Jul 28;8(7):e34782. 

Meng G, McAiney C, Perlman CM, McKillop I, Tisseverasinghe T, Chen HH. Service process factors affecting patients’ and clinicians’ experiences on rapid teleconsultation implementation in out-patient neurology services during COVID-19 pandemic: a scoping review. BMC health services research. 2022 Dec;22(1):1-7. 

Rup, J, Hammond, D, Freeman, T & Perlman, CM. Cannabis and Mental Health: Adverse Outcomes and Self-Reported Impact of Cannabis Use by Mental Health Status. Substance Use and Misuse, 2022; 57 (5), 719-729.  

Webb, D., Mashford-Pringle, A., Allin, S., Mauer-Vakil, D. A scoping review: Comparing Canadian and American federal health policy and access to care in First Nations and American Indians/Alaska Natives communities. Health Reform Observer. 2022; 10(3), 1-26. doi: 10.13162/hro-ors.v10i3.5094.


Tomke, B, Ferro, M, Perlman, CM, Speechley, K, & Churaisia, A. Initial Validation of the Global Assessment of Severity of Illness. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 2021; 22 (2), 228-243.    

Betini G., Hirdes J., Adekpedjou R., Perlman CM, Huculak N., & Hebert P. Longitudinal trends and risk factors for depressed mood among Canadian adults during the first wave of COVID-19. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2021: 

Rup J, Freeman TP, Perlman CM, & Hammond D. Cannabis and mental health: Prevalence of use and modes of cannabis administration by mental health status. Addictive Behaviors. 2021: 121, 106991. 

Abdullah, AYM, Law, J, Butt, ZA & Perlman, CM. Understanding the differential impact of vegetation measures on modelling the association between vegetation and psychotic and non-psychotic disorders in Toronto, Canada. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021: 18(9), 4713. 

Ciccarelli TM, Leatherdale ST, Perlman, CM, Thompson K, Ferro MA. Steering clear: Traffic violations among emerging adults who engage in habitual or casual cannabis use. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 2021: 153:106059 

Chai, Y, Luo, H, Yip, PS, Perlman, CM and Hirdes, JP Factors associated with hospital presentation of self-harm among older Canadians in long-term care: a 12-year cohort study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2021; 22 (10), 2160-2168. e18. 

McGuckin, T, Ferro, MA, Hammond, D, Stewart, S, Maloney-Hall, B, Madi, N, Porath, A and Perlman, CM How high? Trends in cannabis use prior to first admission to inpatient psychiatry in Ontario, Canada, between 2007 and 2017: À quelle hauteur? Les tendances de l’usage du cannabis avant la première hospitalisation en psychiatrie en Ontario, Canada entre 2007 et 2017. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2021; 66 (12), 1059-1068 

Rios, S., Meyer, S.B., Hirdes, J., Elliott, S. and Perlman, C.M. The development and validation of a marginalization index for inpatient psychiatry. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2021: 67 (4), 324-334.  

Mauer-Vakil, D., Bahji, A., & Pikard, J. The impact of community treatment orders on substitute decision makers. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2021; 66(1), 64-65. doi: 10.1177/0706743720949345.


Tang, J., Perlman, C.M., Leatherdale, S. Ferro, M. Perceived needs for mental healthcare among emerging adults with cancer. Emerging Adulthood, 2020, January 20.   

Oltean, I., Perlman, C.M., Meyer, S., Ferro, M.A. Child mental illness and mental health service use: Role of family functioning (family functioning and child mental health). Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2020; 13: 1-12.  

Hirdes, J.P., van Everdingen, C., Ferris, J., Franco, M., Fries, B., Heikkila, J., Hirdes, A., Hoffman, R., James, M., Martin, L., Perlman, C.M., Rabinowitz, T., Stewart, S., Van Audenhove, C. The interRAI suite of mental health assessment instruments: an integrated system for the continuum of care. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2020; 10, 926. 

Grant DJ. Navigating two worlds: Understanding the complexities and health implications of black fatherhood in Toronto. Journal of Progressive Human Services. 2020 Sep 1;31(3):245-59.

Newman, A., Mauer-Vakil, D., Coo, H., McKnight, S., Newton, L., Wilkerson, E., & Brogly, S. B. Rooming-in for infants at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome: Outcomes 5 years following its introduction as the standard of care at one hospital. American Journal of Perinatology. 2020. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1719182.

Mauer-Vakil, D., & Bahji, A. (2020). The addictive nature of compulsive sexual behaviours and problematic online pornography consumption: A review. Canadian Journal of Addiction. 2020; 11(3), 42-51. doi: 10.1097/CXA.0000000000000091.

Castañeda J. User perspectives on cannabis and SSRIs as treatment for depression. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 2020 Mar 4;20(1):74-83.


Tran, N, Poss, J., Perlman, C.M., Hirdes, J.P. Case-mix classification for mental health care in community settings: a scoping review. Health Service Insights. 2019; 17. 

Kadu, M., Heckman GA, Stolee P, Perlman C.M. Risk of hospitalization in long-term care residents living with heart failure: a retrospective cohort study. Canadian Geriatrics Journal. 2019; 22(4):171-81.  

Aderibigbe, O., Reda, A. & Perlman, C.M. Individual and regional risk factors for opiate use among psychiatric inpatients reporting pain in Ontario, Canada: A population-based study of hospitalized patients. Health Service Insights. 2019: 1178632919888631. 

Perlman, C.M., Kirkham, J., Velkers, C., Leung, R., Whitehead, M., & Seitz, D. Access to psychiatrist services for older adults in long-term care: a population-based study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2019; 20(5), 610-616. 

Turcotte, L., Fries, B., Perlman, C.M., & Hirdes, J.P. Clinical predictors of protracted length of stay in Ontario complex continuing care hospitals. BMC Health Services Research. 2019; 19(1), 218. 

Lu, S., Elliott, S. & Perlman, C.M. Perceived facilitators and barriers to evaluative thinking in small, development NGOs. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. 2019; 34(1).  

Little, J., Hirdes, J.P., Perlman, C.M., & Meyer, S. Clinical predictors of delayed discharges in inpatient mental health settings across ontario. Administration and Policy in Mental Healthcare, 2019: 46(1):105-14. 

Pasyk, S., Pikard, J., Mauer-Vakil, D., & Munshi, T. Accuracy and completeness of mental health act forms applied to involuntary patients admitted to an inpatient psychiatric ward. Clinical Audit. 2019; 11, 11-15. doi: 10.2147/CA.S177868.

Dawson, E., Lew, J., Mauer-Vakil, D., Van Dijk, A., Belanger, P., & Moore, K.M. A longitudinal analysis of temporal and spatial incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in Ontario: 2003 - 2016. Journal of Opioid Management. 2019; 15(3): 205-212. doi: 10.5055/jom.2019.0504.

Bahji, A., Pikard, J., Mauer-Vakil, D., Munshi, T., & Naeem, F. Characterizing inpatient care for adults with schizophrenia using the Health Quality Ontario indices: A single-centre retrospective cohort study. Clinical and Investigative Medicine. 2019; 41(4): E196-E203. doi: 10.25011/cim.v41i4.32222.


Maynard, M., Packull-McCormick, S., Perlman, C.M., Leos-Toro, C., & Kirkpatrick, S.I. Food insecurity and mental health among women: A scoping review.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(7). E1424.. 

Maynard, M., Meyer, S., Perlman, C.M., Kirkpatrick, S. Experiences of food insecurity among undergraduate students: “You can’t starve yourself through school”. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 2018; 48(2), 130-148. 

Law, J. & Perlman, C.M. Exploring geographic variation of mental health risk and service utilization of doctors and hospitals in toronto: a shared component spatial modelling approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(4), 593. 

Perlman, C.M., Law, J., Rios, S., Luan, H., Stolee, P., & Seitz, D. Geographic clustering of admissions to inpatient psychiatry among older adults with dementia.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018; 63 (6), 404-409. 

Meyer, S.B., Edge, S.S., Beatty, J., Leatherdale, S., Perlman, C.M., Dean, J., Ward, P.R. & Kirkpatrick, S. Challenges to evidence-based health promotion: a case study in Ontario, Canada. Health Promotion International. 2018; 33(5):760-769. 

Durbin, A., Isaacs, B., Mauer-Vakil, D., Connelly, J., Steere, L., Roy, S., & Stergiopoulos, V. Intellectual disability and homelessness: A synthesis of the literature and discussion of how supportive housing can support wellness for people with intellectual disability. Current Developmental Disorders Reports. 2018;5(2): 1-7. doi: 10.1007/s40474-018-0141-6.

Alemán-Díaz, A., Backhaus, S., Siebers, L., Chukwujama, O., Fenski, F., Henking, C., Kaminska, K., Kuttumuratova, A., & Weber, M.W. Child and adolescent health in Europe: Monitoring implementation of policies and provision of services. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. 2018; 2(12), 891-904.

Aleman-Diaz, A., Backhaus, S., Chukwujama, O., Dare, S., Fenski, F., Henking, C., Kaminska, K., et al. Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe. Copenhagen: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 2018.

Previous Years

Maynard M, Perlman C.M., & Kirkpatrick, S.I. Food insecurity and perceived anxiety among adolescents: An analysis of data from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 2017. DOI: 10.1080/19320248 .2017.1393363 

Rios, S., Perlman, C.M., Costa, A., Heckman, G., Hirdes, J.P., Mitchell, L. Use of antipsychotics among older adults with dementia in Canada: A retrospective cross-sectional study of four health sectors. BMC Geriatrics. 2017; 17: 244. 

Rios, S. & Perlman, C.M. Development of the Social Withdrawal Scale using item response theory: Implications for screening and outcome monitoring. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.2017; 1-14.  

Munshi, T., Asmer, M.S., Penfold, S., Pikard, J., Mauer-Vakil, D., & Banwell, E. Physical exam in mental health: Implementation of a form to guide medical assessment of acute psychiatric inpatients. Clinical Audit. 2017; 9, 1-7. doi: 10.2147/CA.S129425.

Morris JN, Howard E, Steel K, Perlman, C.M., Fries, B.E., Garms-Homolova, V., Henrard J.C., Hirdes, J.P., Ljunggren, G., Gray, L., Szczerbinska, K. Updating the cognitive performance scale. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 2016; 29(1):47-55. 

Penfold, S., Groll, D., Mauer-Vakil, D., Pikard, J., Yang, M., & Mazhar, M. N. A retrospective analysis of personality disorder presentations in a Canadian university-affiliated hospital’s emergency department. British Journal of Psychiatry Open. 2016; 2(6), 394-399. doi: 10.1192/bjpo.116.003871.

Neufeld, E., Hirdes, J.P., Perlman, C.M., Rabinowitz, T. Risk and protective factors associated with intentional self-harm among older community-residing home care clients in Ontario, Canada, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2015; 30 (10):1032-40.

Perlman, C.M., Hirdes, J.P., & Vigod, S. Psychiatric rehospitalization: Development of a person level indicator for care planning and quality assurance. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2015; 17(4).  

Neufeld, E., Hirdes, J.P., Perlman, C.M., & Rabinowitz, T. A longitudinal examination of rural status and suicide risk based on the RAI-Home Care (RAI-HC). Healthcare Management Forum. 2015; 28 (4): 129-133. 

Martin L., Perlman, C.M. & Bieling P. Using the RAI-MH to support shared decision-making in mental health care. Healthcare Management Forum. 2015: 28(4); 163-166. 

Stewart, S. L., Baiden, P., den Dunnen, W., Hirdes, J., & Perlman, C.M. Prevalence and correlates of criminal activity in adolescents treated in adult mental health beds in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 2015; 14(1), 33-44. 

Vigod, S., Gruneir, A., Seitz, D., Herrmann, N., Fung, P., Kurdyak, P.  Perlman, C.M., Lin, E., Taylor, V., & Rochon, P. READMIT: A clinical risk index to predict 30-day rehospitalization after discharge from acute psychiatric units, Journal of Psychiatry Research. 2015; 61, 205-213.  

Perlman, C.M., Martin, L., Hirdes, J.P. Utilizing routinely collected clinical assessments in mental health services: the interRAI-MH [Letter to the Editor]. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2014; 59(7): 399-400. 

Kehyayan, V., Hirdes, J.P., & Perlman, C.M. Education and employment needs and receipt of services in community and inpatient mental health settings. Community Ment Health Journal. 2014; 50(6):637-45. 

Perlman, C.M., Hirdes, J.P., Barbaree, H., Morris, J.N., Rabinowitz, T., & Fries, B. Development of mental health quality indicators (MHQI) based on the interRAI mental health assessments. BMC Health Services Research. 2013; 13:15.  

Kaminska, K., & Kalich, A. Comparison of psychosocial factors affecting HAART adherence in women. Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences. 2013; 3(2), 45. 

Neufeld, E., Perlman, C.M., & Hirdes, J.P. Predicting inpatient assaults using the rai-mh risk of harm to others clinical assessment protocol: A tool for risk assessment and care planning. The Journal of Behavioural Health Services and Research. 2012; 39(4):472-480. 

Martin, L., Perlman, C.M., & Hirdes, J.P. Social relationships and activities among married psychiatric inpatients with sexual difficulties. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 2011; 37:307-322. 

Jones, K., Perlman, C.M., Hirdes, J.P., & Scott. T. Screening cognitive performance with the Resident Assessment Instrument for Mental Health (RAI-MH) Cognitive Performance Scale. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2010; 55(11):736-740.  

Perlman, C.M. & Hirdes, J.P. The Aggressive Behavior Scales (ABS): a new scale for measuring aggression based on the Minimum Data Set. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008; 56 (12): 2298-2303.  

Perlman, C.M., Martin, L., Hirdes, J.P., Curtin-Telegdi, N., Rabinowitz, T., & Perez, E.  Sexual dysfunction in psychiatric inpatients. Psychosomatics. 2007; 48 (4):1-10.   

Masson, P., Perlman, C.M., Ross, S., & Gates, A. Premature termination of treatment in an inpatient eating disorder program. European Eating Disorders Review. 2007; 15 (4): 275-282.