Dr. Christie Burton, PhD
Research Associate

Joined the team in 2012
PhD: University of Toronto

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Dr. Victoria Lishak, PhD, C. Psych.
Psychologist (Supervised Practice),
Clinical Research Fellow

Joined the team in 2018
PhD, C. Psych (Supervised Practice): University of Toronto

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Dr. Annie Dupuis, PhD
Research Associate

Joined the team in 2010
PhD: University of Toronto

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Dr. Talisa Silzer, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Joined the team in 2020
PhD: University of North Texas Health Science Center

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Dr. Jala Rizeq, PhD
Clinical Research Fellow

Joined the team in 2020
PhD: York University

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Laura Lambe, PhD Candidate
Clinical Psychology Resident

Joined the team in 2020
PhD Candidate: Queen’s University

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Janet Shan, MSc
Data Research Analyst

Joined the team in 2009
MSc: University of Guelph

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Dr. Mathieu Lemire, PhD
Senior Biostatistician

Joined the team in 2018
PhD: University of Montreal

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Avalon Henry, MA
Clinical Research Project Manager

Joined the team in 2015
MA: Pace University

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Olivia Tischler, MPH, MSW, RSW
Social Worker

Joined the team in 2019
MPH: Columbia University
MSW: Columbia School of Social Work

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Taha Arshad, BSc
Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Joined the team in 2020
BSc: McMaster University

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Amanda Gamache, HBSc
Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Joined the team in 2021
HBSc: University of Toronto

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Aarti Doshi, BA, BCom Candidate
Clinical Research Project Assistant

Joined the team in 2019
BA: Carleton University
BCom Candidate: Humber College

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Cassandra Stevenson, BSc
Clinical Research Project Assistant

Joined the team in 2019
BSc: York University

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Jana Radosavljevic, BSc
Clinical Research Project Assistant

Joined the team in 2019
BSc: University of Toronto

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Navi Dhaliwal, BSc
Clinical Research Project Assistant

Joined the team in 2019
BSc: University of Waterloo

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Danielle Grant, BMSc
Clinical Research Project Assistant

Joined the team in 2019
BMSc: Western University

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Sarah Flores
Administrative Assistant

Joined the team in 2020

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Eisha Amjad, BSc Candidate
Co-op Research Student

Joined the team in 2021
BSc Candidate: University of Toronto

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Spit for Science Team
Senior Research Assistants/
Junior Research Assistants

Joined the team between 2019-2020

Spit for Science

Current Volunteers

Vipusha Srikandarajah

Laiba Rizwan

Shi Ping (Linda) Lin

Schachar Lab Alumni

Post Docs

Elizabeth Corfield, PhD

Andre Chevrier, PhD

Tara McAuley, PhD

Ellen van der Plas, PhD

Diana Tajik-Parvinchi, PhD

Tomer Levy, MD

Graduate Research/Clinical Students 

Mohsen Soltanifar, PhD

Laura Park, MSc

Sohar Boirari, MSc

Kimberley Tsujimoto, PhD

Anthony Debono, PhD

Shalaine Payne, PhD

Mehereen Wadiwalla, PhD

Jonathan Lipszyc, MSc, MD

Research Staff

Tara Goodale, MSc

Rebecca Jantzen, MSc

Jenny Gomez, MSc

Kira Sklar, MSc

Reva Schachter, MA

Marlena Colasanto, MA

Andrea Burke, MSW, RSW

Linda Citren

Katherine Barron, BSc

Lucia Limanni, BA

Sara Jasim, BA

Fareha Nishat, MPH