The COMPASS study

Shaping the direction of youth health by evaluating how Changes in policies, programs and resources of the school environment impact obesity, marijuana use, physical activity, alcohol use, smoking and sedentary behaviour of students over time. (2011-2016).

  • Collaborators: Brown, K.S., Elliott, S., Faulkner, G., et. al.
  • Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

COMPASS Guatemala

Expansion of the COMPASS study to Guatemala: a program of training and research designed to improve youth health through school-based programs, policies and built environment resources. (2014-2016)

  • Collaborators: Barnoya, J., Faulkner, G., Carson, V.
  • Funding: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Partnership Grant.

Food safety and Ontario’s youth

Can food safety training effectively improve knowledge and practice in Ontario high school students?(2014-2017)

  • Collaborators: Majowicz, S. (co-PI), Papadopoulos, A., Jones-Bitton, A., et. al.
  • Funding: OMAF and MRA Food Safety Research Program 2013/14 (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs)

Online gambling in Ontario

Measuring the impact of the legalization of online gambling in Ontario (Phase-1: 2011-2013 & Phase-2: 2013-2015)

  • Collaborators: Elton-Marshall, T., (Co-PI), Hammond, D., Harrigan, K., Zanna, M.P.
  • Funding: Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC).

Training grants and awards

Chair- Applied Health Research

  • Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

New Investigator Salary Award

  • Funding: Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre

*Dr. Leatherdale is a collaborator for several other projects. Please contact for more details.

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