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Dr. FrankElgar, PhD
Social Inequalities in Child Health
Institute for Health and Social Policy
1130 Pine Avenue West, Charles Meredith House Rm 302
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Dr. Elgar is a psychologist with research expertise in social inequalities in health and in family influences on child mental health. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Dalhousie University and has worked in university and government settings in Canada and the United Kingdom. At McGill, he is an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry and has a joint appointment with the Institute for Health Research and Social Policy and is a co-investigator with the Canadian team participating in the World Health Organisation - Health Behaviour of School-aged Children Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, his research is a blend of psychology and social epidemiology. He explores social and economic determinants of health and human development, focusing primarily on links between income inequality, social capital and population health. His other research examines the effects of financial stress and parental mental illness on child health.
Dalhousie University, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Social Inequalities in Child Health
WHO - Health Behaviour of School-aged Children study
Elgar FJ, Pickett KE, Pickett W, Craig W, Molcho M, Hurrelmann K, Lenzi M. School bullying, homicide and income inequality: a cross-national pooled time series analysis. Int J Public Health. 2012 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Elgar FJ, Davis CG, Wohl MJ, Trites SJ, Zelenski JM, Martin MS. Social capital, health and life satisfaction in 50 countries. Health Place. 2011 Sep;17(5):1044-53.
Elgar FJ, Trites SJ, Boyce W. Social capital reduces socio-economic differences in child health: evidence from the Canadian Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study. Can J Public Health. 2010 Nov-Dec;101 Suppl 3:S23-7.
Elgar FJ. Income inequality, trust, and population health in 33 countries. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov;100(11):2311-5.
Elgar FJ, Aitken N. Income inequality, trust and homicide in 33 countries. Eur J Public Health. 2011 Apr;21(2):241-6.
Elgar FJ, Craig W, Boyce W, Morgan A, Vella-Zarb R. Income inequality and school bullying: multilevel study of adolescents in 37 countries. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Oct;45(4):351-9.
Elgar FJ, Mills RS, McGrath PJ, Waschbusch DA, Brownridge DA. Maternal and paternal depressive symptoms and child maladjustment: the mediating role of parental behavior. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2007 Dec;35(6):943-55.
Elgar FJ, McGrath PJ, Waschbusch DA, Stewart SH, Curtis LJ. Mutual influences on maternal depression and child adjustment problems. Clin Psychol Rev. 2004 Aug;24(4):441-59.
Elgar FJ, Waschbusch DA, McGrath PJ, Stewart SH, Curtis LJ. Temporal relations in daily-reported maternal mood and disruptive child behavior. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2004 Jun;32(3):237-47.
Elgar FJ, Curtis LJ, McGrath PJ, Waschbusch DA, Stewart SH. Antecedent-consequence conditions in maternal mood and child adjustment: a four-year cross-lagged study. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2003 Sep;32(3):362-74.