Dr. Jinette Comeau

Dr. Jinette Comeau

Dr. Jinette Comeau

Assistant Professor

Office: DL236
Phone: 4554
Email: jcomeau5@uwo.ca
Website: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=pbzTy_4AAAAJ&hl=en


Associate Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University


  • Ph.D. Sociology – Western University
  • M.A. Sociology – Western University
  • B.A. First Class Honours Sociology – Mount Allison University


  • Sociology 3306 – Investigating the Social World: Quantitative Methods
  • Sociology 2205 – Statistics for Sociology
  • Sociology 3346 – Sociology of Mental Health
  • Sociology 3326 – Building Healthy Communities


Disparities in child and adolescent mental health; socioeconomic inequalities; life course; quantitative research methods; longitudinal analysis; multilevel modeling; measurement of childhood psychopathology

Selected Publications

Comeau, Jinette, Georgiades, Kathy, Duncan, Laura, Wang, Li, Boyle, Michael H. & the Ontario Child Health Study Team. 2019.Changes in the prevalence of child and youth mental disorders and perceived need for professional help between 1983 and 2014: evidence from the Ontario Child Health Study.” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 64(4): 256-264.

Duncan, Laura, Comeau, Jinette, Wang, Li, Vitoroulis, Irene, Boyle, Michael H., Bennett, Kathy. 2019. “Test-retest reliability of child and adolescent psychiatric disorder classifications assessed using standardized diagnostic interviews: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 60(1): 16-29.

Comeau, Jinette, Boyle, Michael H. 2018. “Patterns of poverty exposure and children’s trajectories of externalizing and internalizing behaviors.” Social Science and Medicine: Population Health 4: 86-94.

Comeau, Jinette, Davies, Lorraine. 2012. “Patterns of depressive symptoms and antidepressant use among women survivors of intimate partner violence.” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 47(9): 1527-37.

Avison, William R. and Jinette Comeau. 2012. “The impact of mental illness on the family.” In Carol S. Aneshensel, Jo. C. Phelan, and Alex Bierman (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health. Second Edition. New York: Springer.

Comeau, Jinette, Duncan, Laura, Georgiades, Kathy, Wang, Li, Boyle, Michael H. “Social Assistance and Trajectories of Child Mental Health Problems in Canada: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth.” Canadian Journal of Public Health. Accepted.

Full list of publications available here