Dr. Chris Mushquash
Dr. Mushquash is Ojibway and a member of Pays Plat First Nation. Dr. Mushquash obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University and completed his pre-doctoral residency in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, specializing in rural and northern clinical practice. His clinical training emphasized the importance of understanding unique contexts and issues experienced by individuals living in rural and northern communities.
Dr. Mushquash has consulted to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Health Canada (First Nations Inuit Health) on issues related to culturally appropriate addictions treatment and program development for First Nations people. He was a member of the First Nations Addictions Advisory Panel and the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Renewal Leadership Team (a partnership between the Assembly of First Nations, National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, and Health Canada). He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University and the Division of Human Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). He also holds adjunct status in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University.
In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Mushquash is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and works as clinical psychologist at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care. Dr. Mushquash is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction.