Kelly Anderson, PhD

Dr.Anderson

Assistant Professor

P:519.661.2111 ext. 81001
F:519.661.3766
Email: kelly.anderson@schulich.uwo.ca

Appointments

Research Cluster Membership

Research Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Social Determinants
  • Health Services Research
  • Administrative Data
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • Mixed Methods Research

Education

  • BHSc-Bachelor of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • MSc-Health Research Methodology, McMaster University
  • PhD-Epidemiology, McGill University

Research Grants

  • Understanding the Role of the Family Physician in Early Psychosis Intervention: A Mixed Methods Study (Principal Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Project Grant, 2017 – 2020)
  • Health Service Use and Outcomes for Young People with Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Comparison of Users and Non-Users of the First-Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (Principal Investigator, Lawson Health Research Institute – Internal Research Fund, 2016 – 2017) 
  • The Determinants of Health Service Use and Outcomes for Young People with First-Episode Psychosis: A Population-Based Study (Principal Investigator, Ontario Mental Health Foundation – New Investigator Fellowship, 2015 – 2018)

Selected Publications (Previous 5 Years)

  • Anderson KK. Ethnic differences in physician follow-up after a first diagnosis of psychotic disorder. Schizophrenia Research, E-Pub.
  • Rodrigues R, Anderson KK. The traumatic experience of first-episode psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, E-Pub.
  • Hop Wo N, Anderson KK, Wylie L, MacDougall A. The prevalence of depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and substance use issues among indigenous post-secondary students in Canada. Transcultural Psychiatry, In Press.
  • Shahab S, Stefanik L, Foussias G, Lai MC, Anderson KK, Voineskos A. Sex and diffusion tensor imaging of white matter microstructure in schizophrenia: A systematic review plus meta-analysis of the corpus callosum. Schizophrenia Bulletin, E-Pub.
  • Norman R, Anderson KK, MacDougall A, Manchanda R, Harricharan R, Subramanian P, Richard J, Northcott S. Stability of outcomes after five years of treatment in an early intervention program. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, E-Pub.
  • Chen S, Anderson KK, McKenzie K, Kidd S. Patient characteristics, length of stay, and functional improvement for schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A population study of inpatient care in Ontario 2005-2015. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, E-Pub.
  • Flora N, Anderson KK, Ferrari M, Tuck A, Archie S, Kidd S, McKenzie K on behalf of the ACE Project Team. A comparative analysis of pathways to early intervention services and duration of untreated psychosis in two Canadian cities. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, E-Pub.
  • Ferrari M, Flora N, Anderson KK, Haughton A, Tuck A, Archie S, Kidd S, McKenzie K on behalf of the ACE Project Team. Gender differences in pathways to care for early psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, E-Pub.
  • Anderson KK, McKenzie K, Kurdyak P. (2017) Examining the impact of migrant status on ethnic differences in mental health service use preceding a first diagnosis of schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52(8), 949-61.
  • Denckla C, Ndetei DM, Mutiso V, Musyimi C, Abednego M, Nandoya E, Anderson KK, Milanovic S, Henderson D, McKenzie K. (2017) Psychometric properties of the Ndetei-Othieno-Kathuku (NOK) Scale: A mental health assessment tool for an African setting. Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 29(1), 39-49.
  • Welk B, McArthur E, Ordon M, Anderson KK, Hayward J, Dixon S. (2017) Association of suicidality and depression with 5α-reductase inhibitors. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(5), 683-91.
  • Anderson KK, Kurdyak P. (2017) Factors associated with physician follow-up after a first diagnosis of psychotic disorder. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 62(4), 268-277.
  • Maraj A, Anderson KK, Flora N, Ferrari M, Archie S, McKenzie K on behalf of the ACE Project Team (2017). Symptom profiles and explanatory models of first-episode psychosis in African-, Caribbean-, and European-origin groups in Ontario. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 11(2), 165-70.
  • Ndetei DM, Mutiso V, Musyimi C, Anderson KK, McKenzie K, Musau A. (2016) The prevalence of mental disorders among upper primary school children in Kenya. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(1), 63-71.
  • Ndetei DM, Mutiso V, Maraj A, Anderson KK, Musyimi C, McKenzie K. (2016) Stigmatizing attitudes towards mental illness among primary school children in Kenya. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(1), 73-80.
  • Anderson KK, Cheng J, Susser E, McKenzie KJ, Kurdyak P. (2015) Incidence of psychotic disorders among first-generation immigrants and refugees to Ontario. CMAJ, 187(9), E279-E286.
  • Anderson KK, Flora N, Ferrari M, Tuck A, Archie S, Kidd S, Tang T, Kirmayer L, McKenzie K on behalf of the ACE Project Team. (2015) Pathways to first-episode care for psychosis in African, Caribbean, and European origin groups in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 60(5), 223-31.
  • Anderson KK, Rodrigues M, Mann K, Voineskos A, Mulsant B, George TP, McKenzie K. (2015) Minimal evidence that untreated psychosis damages brain structures: A systematic review. Schizophrenia Research, 162(1-3), 222-233.
  • Ferrari M, Flora N, Anderson KK, Tuck A, Archie S, Kidd S, McKenzie K on behalf of the ACE Project Team. (2015) The African, Caribbean, and European (ACE) Pathways to Care Study: A qualitative exploration of similarities and differences between African-, Caribbean-, and European-origin groups in pathways to care for psychosis. BMJ Open, 5(e006562), 1-12.
  • Anderson KK, Voineskos A, Mulsant BH, George TP, McKenzie KJ. (2014) In Review - The role of untreated psychosis in neurodegeneration: A review of hypothesized mechanisms of neurotoxicity in first-episode psychosis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 59(10), 513-17.
  • Anderson KK, Flora N, Archie S, Morgan C, McKenzie K. (2014) A meta-analysis of ethnic differences in pathways to care at the first episode of psychosis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 130(4), 257-268.
  • Anderson KK, Flora N, Archie S, Morgan C, McKenzie K. (2014) Race, ethnicity, and the duration of untreated psychosis: A systematic review. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(7), 1161-1174.
  • Anderson KK, Fuhrer R, Wynant W, Abrahamowicz M, Buckeridge D, Malla AK. (2013) Patterns of health services use prior to a first diagnosis of psychosis: The importance of primary care. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48(9), 1389-1398.
  • Anderson KK, Fuhrer R, Malla AK. (2013) ‘There are too many steps before you get to where you need to be’: Help-seeking by patients with first-episode psychosis. Journal of Mental Health, 22(4), 384-395.
  • Anderson KK. (2013) Health service registry data in psychiatric epidemiology: Challenges for definition and interpretation. An editorial comment to Okkels et al.’s ‘Changes in the diagnosed incidence of early onset schizophrenia over four decades’. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 127(1), 9-10.
  • Anderson KK, Fuhrer R, Schmitz N, Malla AK. (2013) Determinants of negative pathways to care and their impact on service disengagement in first-episode psychosis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48(1), 125-136.
  • Anderson KK, Fuhrer R, Buckeridge DL, Abrahamowicz M, Malla AK. (2012) The incidence of first-episode schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis in adolescents and young adults in Montréal: An estimate from an administrative claims database. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(10), 623-633.