Mental Health Working Group Profile
Dr. Elaine Toombs has recently completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. Her dissertation research examined adverse childhood experiences in a First Nations substance use treatment-seeking population. She currently is employed clinically with a primary care travelling team through Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, an Indigenous health organization located in Fort William First Nation. Through this role, Dr. Toombs provides on-reserve mental health services to 13 Indigenous communities in the district of Thunder Bay. Dr. Toombs’ research interests include First Nations mental health, adverse childhood experiences, culturally-relevant treatment, and resilience.