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Dr. Carl D'Arcy Director, Epidemiology Program; Professor

Joint Faculty Member

Research Areas

  • The cause, course, outcome and the treatment /prevention of common psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders
    • mood and anxiety disorder, substance abuse disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia as well as well-being.
    • primary treatment and prevention of these disorders.
  • Theoretical Frameworks: Sociological, psychological, epidemiological, chronic disease, life course perspective
  • Methods: Quantitative, population health, and epidemiological methods
  • Data sources: Original surveys, secondary analyses of national health surveys, administrative data, clinical data

Current Research

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Family Practice in Saskatchewan.
  • Satisfaction with work in long term care facilities.
  • Strategies to Improve the Care of Persons with Dementia in Rural and Remote Areas.
  • Epidemiology and risk factors for common psychiatric disorders.
  • Epidemiology and risk factors of positive mental health.

Current Courses

Recent Grants and Awards

As Principal Investigator:

D'Arcy K (PI). Support to move of the Saskatchewan Research Data Centre (SKY-RDC) and the Canadian Research Data Centres Network (CRDCN) to a thin client model. These funds will be used to support the move of the CRDCN and its constituent centres fo a national thin client model with high power computing resources, connecting through CANARIE. Canadian Foundation fro Innovation (CFI) - Major Scientific Initiative (MSI). Total: $18,766.00 for 2018-04-02 to 2019-03-29

D'Arcy K (PI). Concerning Collaboration to Support and Promote Access to and Use of Microdata (CRDCN) - SKY-RDC, Funding to assist in the operation of the Saskatchewan Research Data Centre (SKY-RDC) which is a joint Statistics Canada-University of Saskatchewan research data platform. SKY-RDC is a part of a larger network of such centres in universities across the country - the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN). Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Total: $31,776.00 for 2018-04-02 to 2019-03-29

D'Arcy K (PI). Concerning Collaboration to Support and Promote Access to and Use of Microdata (CRDCN) - SKY-RDC, Funding is to assist in the operation of the Saskatchewan Research Data Centre (SKY-RDC) which is a joint Statistics Canada-University of Saskatchewan research data platform. Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Total: $3,196.00 for 2018-04-02 to 2019-03-29

D'Arcy K (PI). Support to move of SKY-RDC and the Canadian Research Data Centres Network (CRDCN) to a thin client model., This funds will be used to support the move of the CRDCN and its constituent centres fo a national thin client model with high power computing resources, connecting through CANARIE Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Total: $15,689.00 for 2017-07-31 to 2018-04-30

As Co-Investigator:

Meng X (Principal Investigator), Fluery M (Co-principal Investigator), D'Arcy K (Co-investigator), Caron J (Coinvestigator), Crocker A (Co-investigator), Katerms Y (Co-investigator), Schmitz N (Co-investigator), Elgar F
(Co-investigator), Perrault M (Co-investigator), O'Donnell K (Co-investigator), Turecki G (Co-investigator), Whitley R (Co-investigator), Paquet C (Collaborator), Daniel M (Collaborator), Marchand A (Collaborator), Tremblay J (Collaborator). Influence of social mobility on mental health, mental disorders and cognitive functioning in an intergenerational cohort of a large longitudinal community-based study, The project aims to:1) establish an intergenerational cohort in a large longitudinal community-based survey and identify latent trajectories of SES mobility; 2) estimate prevalence of mental health, mental disorders and cognitive functioning in this intergenerational cohort; 3) analyze the roles of genetic variations and their interactions in the SES mobility and health relationship; and 4) compare the the use of mental health services among people with different SES mobility trajectories CIHR - $1,730,000. 2016-06 to 2017-05

Meng X (Principal Investigator), D'Arcy K (Co-investigator), Brunet A (Co-investigator). Health and Lifestyle Information Survey 2013/14 – Reserve Force Data Analysis and Report Writing, CIMVHR (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research). Total: $46,000.00 for 2016-06 to 2017-05

Adams G (Principal Investigator), D'Arcy C (Co-investigator). The impact of adult attachment on depression severity and trauma recollection over time, College of Medicine Research Award. Total: $29,280.00 for 2016-05 to 2017-12

Spencer B (Principal Investigator), D'Arcy KC (Co-investigator). "Canadian initiative on social statistics (CISS) data training schools and research training centres", This grant funds the operation of the network of Research Data Centres across the country. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Total: $5,750,000.00 for 2010-07 to 2015-06

Recent Publications

Alphonsus K, Su Y, D'Arcy C. (2019). The effect of exercise, yoga, and physiotherapy on the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis: Systematic review and metaanalysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 43(April):188-195. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Chireh B, D'Arcy C. (2019). Diabetes increases the risk of depression: A systematic review, meta-analysis and estimates of population attributable fractions based on prospective studies. Preventive Medicine Reports. 14(June):100882. Epub 2019 Feb 10. 

Li M, D'Arcy C, Li X, Zhang T, Joober R, Meng X. (2019). What do DNA methylation studies tell us about depression? A systematic review. Translational Psychiatry. 9:68. Epub 2019 Feb 4. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-019-0412-y.

Li M, D'Arcy C, Meng X. (2019). Predictors of functional improvement in children and adolescents in a publicly specialist outpatient treatment in a Canadian Prairie City. Psychiatry Research. 273(March):613-623. Epub 2019 Jan 30

Su Y, D'Arcy C, Shuai Y, Meng X. (2019). How does childhood maltreatment influence ensuing cognitive functioning among people with the exposure of childhood maltreatment? A systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Journal of Affective Disorders. 252:278-293. Epub 2019 Apr 9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.026

Chireh B, D'Arcy C. (2018). Pain and self-rated health among middleaged and older Canadians: an analysis of the Canadian community health surveyhealthy aging. BMC Public Health. 18(1006). Epub 2018 Aug. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5912-9.

Meng X, Fleury MJ, Xiang YT, Li M, D'Arcy C. (2018). Resilience and protective factors among people with a history of child maltreatment: a systematic review. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 53(5):453-475. Epub 2018 Jan 18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-018-1485-2.

Rawson N, D'Arcy C. (2018). Healthcare Databases for Drug Safety Research: Data Validity Assessment Remains Crucial. Drug Safety. 41(9):829-833. Epub 2018 Apr 30. DOI 10.1007/s40264-018-0673-z.

Meng X, Brunet A, Turecki G, Liu A, D'Arcy C, Caron J. (2017). Risk factor modifications on depression incidence: A 4-year longitudinal Canadian cohort of the Montreal Catchment Area Study. BMJ Open. 7(6):e015156. Epub 2017 Jun. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015156.

Meng X, Muggli T, Baetz M, D'Arcy C. (2017). Disordered lives: Life circumstances and clinical characteristics of very frequent users of emergency departments for primary mental health complaints. Psychiatry Research. 252:9-15. Epub 2017 Jun.