Assessing the mental health impact of Covid-19 on Canadians: a longitudinal study

MHRC is conducting ongoing polling of Canadians to assess the effect of Covid19 on mental health. We require additional support to expand our capacity to analyze the datasets we are creating. Our poll is extensive including a number of markers of mental health along with an array of demographic controls and is rolled out every 6 to 8 weeks. While we will release top-line data, this internship will involve a deeper dive into these dataset to parse out new findings. The candidate will stay informed on the newest research pertaining to effective means of weighting, and understanding how the various demographics we poll respond to mental health questions, and then will advise on suggestions to improve data collection and reporting. The results of this work will help inform policy makers so that they can develop appropriate responses to help mitigate Covid-19 mental health impact.

Faculty Supervisor:

John P. Hirdes


Gustavo Betini


Mental Health Research Canada


Epidemiology / Public health and policy


Other services (except public administration)


University of Waterloo



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