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Vivian Lee, Undergraduate Chair

Assistant Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (McMaster University)
Office:214E Social Science Research Building

My research focuses on the emotional and mental health of children and youth with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. My work includes the investigations of child-, parent-, and system-level characteristics, and the relationship between these factors, that either support healthy emotional development or exacerbates difficulties in the child and for the family. I am also interested in the impact of these factors on overall parent and family wellbeing. Additionally, I have an interest in implementation science and program evaluations, and working alongside community-based autism providers and advocacy groups, I am investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as participation in psychosocial interventions on the mental health and wellbeing of autistic youth and their caregivers.

Selected Publications

Lee, V., Albaum, C., Tablon Modica, P., Ahmad, F., Gorter, J. W., Khanlou, N., McMorris, Lai J., C., Harrison, C., Hedley, T., Johnston, P., Putterman, C., Spoelstra, M. and Weiss, J. A. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of caregivers and families of autistic people: A Scoping Review. Autism Research.

Lee, V., Roudbarani, F., Tablon Modica, P., Pouyandeh, A., and Weiss, J.A. (2021) Adaptation of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Autistic Children During the Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Program Evaluation. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1-18.