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Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

Associate Professor | Research Associate Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences PhD



137-2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Dr. Richardson is currently an Associate Professor in the 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.

He is also a Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences at St. Paul’s Hospital where he leads the Psychosocial Epidemiology Program and works with the Inner City Youth Program on a variety of projects examining the role of mental illness, substance use and homelessness on the psycho-social functioning of street involved youth.

Scientist, Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes

  • 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