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and Mental Health

Dr. John Cunningham

Social & Epidemiological Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1
(416) 535-8501 ext. 4682

Professor John A. Cunningham is a Senior Scientist in the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Deputy Director of the National Institute for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Medicine, Biology & Environment.
Areas of Research
Dr. Cunningham works in the intersection between clinical and community prevention research, surveying people who have a drinking problem and exploring the reasons for change with individuals who have recovered. His current focus is problem drinkers who do not seek treatment in a clinical setting. He is modifying well-validated interventions into formats that can be used outside of formal treatment programs, as well as evaluating their effectiveness in a community setting. Recent examples of Dr. Cunningham’s self-help programs can be seen at
View Dr. Cunningham's publications on his Google Scholar profile

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