Jennifer L. Phillips

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Jennifer L. Phillips
Assistant Professor, uOttawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry


Office: Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research
Email: Jennifer.Phillips@theroyal.ca

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Biography

Titles:

Associate Scientist, The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research

Assistant Professor, uOttawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

 

Biography:

Dr. Jennifer Phillips is an Associate Scientist in the Mood Disorders Research Unit at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University.

Dr. Phillips received her BSc from Brock University and her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Phillips' expertise is in clinical neuroscience with a focus on depression and suicide prevention. Her research is supported by the University Medical Research Fund (UMRF).

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Phillips' ongoing studies investigate the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to characterize suicidal thoughts and behaviours in the brain, test the efficacy of low-dose ketamine to treat depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts in patients resistant to other forms of treatment, and examine clinical and psychosocial determinants to identify sex-specific risk factors for suicidal behaviours.

Fields of Interest

  • Biomarkers
  • Clinical Trials
  • Depression
  • Ketamine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mental Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Suicide
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