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When method speaks volumes: What COVID-19 has shown about mental health research


A Q&A with Dr Brett Thombs


As a clinical psychologist and methodologist, Dr Brett Thombs holds a number of titles. At McGill University, he is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, and at the Jewish General Hospital he is a Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. He also holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. In addition to chairing the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, which he did until this month, he founded SPIN, the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network. Finally, Dr Thombs co-leads DEPRESSD, an international project that assesses the accuracy of depression screening tools.