- Faculty: Education-Educational Psychology
- Position: Assistant Professor
- Research Areas: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Homeless Persons, Parents, Substance-Related Disorders, Violence
- Research Theme: Children's Health & Well-being, Pregnancy & Developmental Trajectories
Summary:A Métis scholar, my research broadly focuses on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children, youth, women, and families, as well as children and youth with complex needs. All of my research aligns with a community-based participatory approach, with predominantly qualitative and mixed methods. Current projects include a qualitative study to explore the mental health needs of teen parents; a mixed method study to understand how to gauge the social-emotional wellbeing of youth put at risk; an emerging participatory body of research to examine the impacts of gender on wellness among Indigenous peoples; SSHRC-funded research with the aim of evolving police systems to better work with marginalized youth; a photovoice study to understand the impacts of mentoring on children and youth in care; a qualitative study to explore the substance use treatment needs of Indigenous peoples living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; and a mixed method study to understand how a prenatal-to-preschool intervention impacts the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children, women, and families.
Stories this researcher is featured in:
June 24, 2019
There’s no place like home
Melissa Tremblay is working to enhance mental health services for young parents in a subsidized housing project.