Dr. John D. Haltigan is an Independent Scientist in Child and Youth Psychiatry and a Cundill Scholar at CAMH. He is also an Independent Scientist in the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative, a collaboration of CAMH, The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
He obtained his PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Miami, Florida.
Areas of Research
Dr. Haltigan's research program investigates the structure, determinants, course and co-occurrence of child and adolescent mental and physical illness from a developmental psychopathology perspective. He has a core substantive interest in the legacy of early caregiving and social experiences, and the mechanisms and processes that bring them to bear on child and adolescent functioning and health. His interdisciplinary research is informed by a life history, evolutionary perspective, and draws on both primary data collection efforts and secondary analyses of large, multi-site longitudinal investigations. A key feature of his work is the novel and creative use of measurement science and longitudinal methods to address classic and emerging questions in human development and psychopathology and to improve early identification of incipient psychopathology. His research seeks to apply cutting-edge variable and person-centred quantitative approaches that enable more precise and rigorous tests of developmental hypotheses in social science and health research. His work involves multi-informant, multi-method and multi-level analytic approaches to address both basic and applied questions in developmental science.