Mental Health Working Group Profile

Christopher Mushquash

PhD, CPsych

Co-Chair Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Lakehead University, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine; Psychologist, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care; Director, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Lakehead University, Interim Executive Vice President Research, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre; Chief Scientist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

Dr. Christopher Mushquash is a registered clinical psychologist and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction, with expertise in rural and northern clinical practice and the development of culturally appropriate interventions for mental health and addiction difficulties in First Nations children, adolescents, and adults. He is an academic researcher and Indigenous scholar who was born and raised in rural Northwestern Ontario. He is Ojibway, and a member of Pays Plat First Nation.