Chris G Richardson, PhD

About Me

chrisrichardsonBiography and Research Interests

Dr. Chris G Richardson completed a Bachelors (Hons) degree in Biopsychology at the University of Guelph in 1993 and an MSc in Community Health at the University of Northern British Columbia in 1998. He received his PhD from the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia in 2004.

Dr. Richardson’s doctoral program of research focused on examining mental well-being and its potential role as a buffer of stressful life events. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on validating the Dimensions of Tobacco Dependence Scale, a tool for measuring emerging tobacco dependence in adolescent populations.

Dr. Richardson’s recent research activities include using structural equation modeling (e.g., latent growth trajectories) to examine emerging patterns of tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use in adolescents. He is also interested in assessing quality of life from psychometric and econometric perspectives and investigating patient risk perception and risk taking within the context of chronic disease management.

Dr. Richardson is an Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and a Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences.



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