CADDRA ADHD Research Digest Issue 6, Fall 2022

  CADDRA in conversation with Dr. Debra Butt,  M.Sc, M.D., C.C.F.P.


Dr. Butt is a family physician who has been a primary care researcher in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto since 2002. Much of her research time has been spent working with large, primary care and administrative health care datasets in the province of Ontario.

At the recent 2022 CADDRA Research Day and CADDRA conference, Dr. Butt presented two studies on ADHD involving two different large primary care datasets. She has provided a few slides describing results from one of these studies involving the UTOPIAN database, which has been submitted for publication. The results indicate that there is much work to be done in primary care ADHD research and that family physicians will need greater resources/supports to manage the increasing demand from individuals with ADHD related concerns presenting to their offices.

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CADDRA ADHD Research Digest Issue 5, Summer 2022

   CADDRA in conversation with Maggie Toplak, Ph.D., C.Psych.


Dr. Maggie Toplak is an Associate Professor in the Clinical-Developmental Area of the Department of Psychology at York University and a CADDRA Board Member. The focus of her research is on judgment, decision-making and rational thinking, including their associations with individual differences in cognitive abilities and performance-based measures of executive function. She is also a clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

In this interview, Dr. Toplak describes her academic journey to her current research position and tells us about her new book: Cognitive Sophistication and the Development of Judgment and Decision-Making 

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CADDRA ADHD Research Digest Issue 5, Spring 2022

     CADDRA in conversation with Sarojini Sengupta, Ph.D.

Sarojini Sengupta is a Co-founder of Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health (AIMH).

Dr. Sengupta has been actively engaged in clinically-relevant research, focusing on the complex etiology of ADHD and Schizophrenia. In particular, her work focused on understanding the role of genetic and environmental factors, and their intersection, in the etiology and treatment outcome of these neurodevelopmental disorders. Combining her subject matter expertise with novel and cutting-edge AI methods, she is committed to helping make precision medicine a reality in multi-modal treatment of psychiatric disorders, starting with (but not limited to) ADHD.

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CADDRA ADHD Research Digest Issue 2, June 2021

CADDRA in conversation with Brandy Callahan, Ph.D.      CADDRA in conversation with Brandy Callahan, Ph.D.

Brandy Callahan is a University of Calgary Assistant Professor, Tier II CRC Adult Clinical Neuropsychology
Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Dr. Callahan’s research aims to improve the early diagnosis of dementia in older adults. She is particularly interested in how to best recognize early signs of neurodegenerative disease in individuals who have complex clinical presentations, including co-morbid medical, neurological, or psychiatric conditions that may mimic or increase dementia risk (in particular, later-life ADHD).

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CADDRA ADHD Research Digest Issue 1, March 2021

CADDRA in conversation with Penny Corkum, Ph.D.      CADDRA in conversation with Penny Corkum, Ph.D

Penny Corkum is a registered psychologist with a background in school and child clinical psychology. She is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, Halifax and is cross appointed in psychiatry as well as being on the scientific staff at IWK Health Centre.

Dr. Corkum describes how a life-long interest in, and focus on, working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders has informed her research and work life. She outlines her multi-faceted work responsibilities that include running a clinic, conducting research, teaching and training

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