Dr. Chris Richardson PhD, M.Sc., BA

Associate Professor

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.

Research Interests

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

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. External Link An arrow entering a square. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.