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Elizabeth Quon

Concordia University

Elizabeth Quon is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer McGrath. Her thesis examines how subjective socioeconomic status and income inequality influence child and adolescent health outcomes. She completed a Master's in clinical psychology in 2010. Elizabeth is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Type of member: Post graduate Researcher

Telephone: +1 514-848-2424 x5287

Email Address:

Mailing Address: 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. PY-048, Montreal (QC) H4B 1R6 CANADA

Collaborative Projects

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Child Health: Elucidating pathways from an international perspective together with Louise Seguin, Nicholas Spencer, Kate Pickett, Johnny Ludvigsson, Anders Hjern, Faresjö Tomas, Ludvigsson Johnny, Gilles Paradis, Dr Marie Lambert, Sonia Lupien, Lise Gauvin

Current research interests
Subjective socioeconomic status; Inequalities in adolescent health; Income inequality; Neighbourhood socioeconomic status.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). Stress and allostatic load. | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Need to study social gradients as well as poverty. Multi-level studies - Society, Family & Individual. Which indicators? for example, perception of health vs. objective measures of health (these may be more reliable in studying mechanisms).

Selected publications

Quon, E. C., Mcgrath, J. J., & Roy-Gagnon, M. (2012). Generation of Immigration and Body Mass Index in Canadian Youth. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(8), 843-853. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jss037

Quon, E., McGrath, J. J., & Roy-Gagnon, M. H. (2011). Effects of acculturation on overweight in Canadian immigrant youth. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX.