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Frank received BA (Honours) and MSc degrees in experimental psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a PhD in developmental psychology from Dalhousie University and has previously worked in university and government settings in Canada and Britain. At McGill University, Frank is cross-appointed to Douglas Institute (Department of Psychiatry) and Institute for Health and Social Policy in the Faculty of Medicine.
Type of member: Regular
Telephone: +01 514 398 1739
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: Institute for Health and Social Policy McGill University, 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1A3
I collaborate with Kate Pickett (University of York) on studies of income inequality and child health.
Current research interests
My research on social inequalities in child health is a blend of health psychology and social epidemiology. Collaborations in the WHO Health Behaviour of School-aged Children study examine the social and economic determinants of health and human development, focusing primarily on income inequality, social capital and socioeconomic disparities in health.
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). Intergenerational influences. | 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. | Other:
Mining international data on child health and development.
Elgar, F. J., Pförtner, T., Moor, I., Clercq, B. D., Stevens, G. W., & Currie, C. (2015). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health 2002–2010: a time-series analysis of 34 countries participating in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. The Lancet, 385(9982), 2088-2095. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(14)61460-4 http://www.centrelearoback.org/inrich/assets/documents/Elgar_Lancet_AdolecentHealth34countries2015.pdf
Elgar, F. J., Pickett, K. E., Pickett, W., Craig, W., Molcho, M., Hurrelmann, K., & Lenzi, M. (2012). School bullying, homicide and income inequality: a cross-national pooled time series analysis. International Journal of Public Health, 58(2), 237-245. doi:10.1007/s00038-012-0380-y