Frank J. Elgar

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Contact Information:


Phone: 514.398.1739


Mailing Address:

School of Population and Global Health

2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1200

Montreal, QC

H3A 1G1


Frank J. Elgar

Research Areas:

Health Psychology | Social & Personality

Research Summary:

Dr. Elgar’s research examines social patterns in child and adolescent health, focusing on socioeconomic inequalities in mental health and wellbeing, measures of poverty and socioeconomic position, food insecurity, and economic inequality. His research borrows approaches from health psychology and social epidemiology and involves data modelling of complex datasets from national and international social surveys.

Sample honours theses:

Food insecurity and youth suicidal behaviours: Evidence from the Canadian Health Survey of Children and Youth, Lilia Lounis, 2023

Adolescent mental health in military families: Evidence from the Canadian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study, John Kinley, 2023,

Socioeconomic status in the association between bullying behaviours and mental health in Canadian adolescents, Kana Yokoji, 2022,

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