Dr. Chris Richardson PhD, M.Sc., BA
School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Chris Richardson completed a bachelor’s (Hons) degree in Biopsychology at the University of Guelph, a Master of Science in Community Health from the University of Northern British Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Population and Public Health.
Dr. Richardson is currently a Research Associate in the UBC School of Population and Public Health, where his research activities are focused on examining aspects of biopsychosocial development in adolescence (e.g., impulsivity, sensation seeking, resilience) and their relationships with patterns of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use. At CHÉOS and St. Paul’s Hospital, he is the Research Lead for the Inner City Youth Program, where he works with a team of psychiatrists to examine the role of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness on the psychosocial functioning of at-risk youth.
Biological, psychological, and social determinants of the initiation and escalation of substance use in adolescents
Exploring the intersection of substance use and emerging mental illness among at-risk youth
Applications of psychometrics (e.g., fracture analysis, latent profile analysis) to the study of youth substance use and emerging mental illness