Associate ProfessorInstitute for Health and Social Policy; and Department of Psychiatry (Douglas Institute), Faculty of Medicine
Associate member, Department of Psychology
Institute for Health and Social Policy
1130 Pine Avenue West, Room 302
Email: frank.elgar [at] mcgill.ca
Dr. Elgar uses methods from experimental psychology and social epidemiology to investigate behavioural and economic determinants of health, focusing primarily on income inequality, social capital and child health.
- Social and structural determinants of adolescent health and wellbeing
- Effects of early-life poverty and income inequality on adolescent development
- Impacts of food insecurity on mental and physical health
- Research grounded by child rights and distributive justice principles
- Mobilising evidence to policy through advocacy groups, industry, and the media
- Developing new measures of deprivation and inequality for youth
- Utilising methods from social epidemiology, economics, and child psychology
- Modelling multilevel and longitudinal data on economic and policy exposures, proximal social contexts, and health outcomes.
PhD in Psychology (2003): Dalhousie University
Elgar, F. J., Donnelly, P., Gariepy, G., Riehm, K., & Pickett, W. (in press). Bans against corporal punishment and physical fighting in adolescents in 88 countries and regions. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021616
de Looze, M. E., Elgar, F. J., Kolip, P, & Currie, C. (in press). Gender inequality and adolescent gender differences in physical fighting, physical activity, and injury across 36 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health.
Sentenac, M., Lach, L. M., Gariepy, G., & Elgar, F. J. (in press). Education disparities in youth with neurodisabilities in Canada. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.
Su, Q., Chen, Z., Li, R., Elgar, F. J., Liu, Z., & Lian, Q. (in press). Association between early menarche and school bullying. Journal of Adolescent Health. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.02.008
Reihm, K. E., Latimer, E., Quesnel-Vallée, A., Stevens, G. W. J. M., Gariépy, G., & Elgar, F. J. (in press). Does the density of the health workforce predict adolescent health? A crosssectional, multilevel study of 38 countries. Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy096