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CIHR Skin Research Training Centre
Lindsay Wall

 

Lindsay Wall (Graduate Student)

Supervisors: Dr. Jan Dutz; Dr. Hyon Choi

Term: 2010-09-01~2012-08-31

Project title: Cardiovascular and mortality impact of depression among individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: A population-based study

                                                                                                                                                     
 

I am a master’s student in the Experimental Medicine Program at UBC under the supervision of Drs. Jan Dutz and Hyon Choi. My work is focused on quantifying the disease burden (incidence and prevalence) of depression and related mental disorders among individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in the entire population of British Columbia, Canada. Further, I aim to study whether depression modifies the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) or death in this patient population. These data may lead to increased screening for depression and heart disease in clinical practice, and will help to inform policy makers on appropriate resource allocation to tackle this potential public health burden at the population level.
I joined the CIHR-SRTC soon after beginning my master’s in 2009, and have greatly benefited from the program’s enriched research environment and resources since. In addition to premium mentorship, training, and professional development opportunities afforded through the program, the SRTC has given me the opportunity to attend several local, national, and international conferences to share my preliminary results with researchers and clinicians in the field.


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