Social, Equity and Health Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G8
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Dr. Samuel Noh is a Social and Cultural Epidemiologist and Co-Head of the Social, Equity and Health unit in the Social, Prevention and Health Policy Research Department. He is a Professor and Head of the Cultural Pluralism and Health Program, and Chair of the Diversity Committee with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Noh is also the Director of the Baek Asian Mental Health Project for the CAMH Foundation.Areas of Research
Dr. Noh explores mental health issues among immigrants as well as racial and ethnic minority groups to determine why some people cope better than others. His research focuses on the critical issues of understanding health disparities by studying the ways social status and context exert effects as major determinants of health and health disparities. His most recent publications report the first comprehensive analysis of racial/ethnic distribution of depression in the Canadian population, psychosocial processes of discrimination and mental health, confluence of race, family and neighbourhood ecology on adolescent depression, and mental health service use among immigrants in Toronto. Dr. Noh is currently studying the dynamics and processes that explain how ascribed social status (e.g., sex, race, and ethnicity) and achieved social status (e.g., education, occupation, and poverty), ecological context (e.g., community social pathology or poverty, public attitudes, and health policy) and public and personal stigma of mental illness contribute to the onset of mental disorders. Publications
Noh S, Kaspar V, Wickrama KAS. Overt and Subtle Racial Discrimination and Mental Health: Preliminary Findings for Asian Immigrants. American Journal of Public Health. In press.
Fenta H, Alemayehu E, Noh S. Sexual risk-taking behaviour of Ethiopian immigrants in North America” Horn of Africa Journal of AIDS. 2006;3(1): 33-40.
Daeho K, Kaspar V, Nam JH, Noh S. Sexual and Physical Abuse among Korean Female Inpatients with Schizophrenia. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 2006;19:279-289.
Wickrama KAS, Noh S, Bryant C. Racial Differences in Adolescents Distress: Differential effects of Family and Community for Blacks and Whites. Journal of Community Psychology. 2005;73:261-282.
Noh S, Kaspar V. Perceived Discrimination: Moderating Effects of Coping, Acculturation, and Ethnic Support. American Journal of Public Health. 2003:93:232-238.
Zheng W, Noh S, Kaspar V, Schimmele C. Racial/ethnic Distribution of Depression in Canada. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 2003;44:426-441.