Faculty Member

Hayley Hamilton PhD

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416-535-8501 x36353
Office Address
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 33 Russell St., 5th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Adolescent mental health and substance use
  • Immigrant health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Longitudinal research

Other Affiliations

Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Co-Director, Collaborative Specialization in Addiction Studies, DLSPH

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

PAS3700H – Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addiction (Course Director)

PAS3701H – Advanced Research Issues in Addiction (Coordinator with R. Mann & B. Brands)

Current Research Projects

Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey. Funding from various public health agencies.  Co-PI (with R. Mann); Ongoing.

Connecting youth in custody with mental health services. CIHR Partnership in Health System Improvement. Co-Investigator. P. Erickson, E. Vingilis, & S. Stewart (Co-PI’s); 2013-2016.

Exploring stigma, discrimination and recovery-based perspectives toward mental illness and substance use problems among primary health care providers across Ontario. CIHR Operating Grant. Co-Investigator. A. Khenti & P. Corrigan (Co-PI’s); 2014-2017.

Representative Publications

Hamilton, H. A., Brands, B., Ialomiteanu, A., & Mann, R. E. (2017). Therapeutic use of cannabis: Prevalence and characteristics among adults in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108, e282-e287.

Sampasa-Kanyinga, H. & Hamilton, H. A. (2016). Does socioeconomic status moderate the relationships between school connectedness and psychological distress, suicidal ideation and attempts in adolescents? Preventive Medicine, 87(June), 11-17.

Hamilton, H.A., Ferrence, R., Boak, A., O’Connor, S., Mann, R.E., Schwartz, R., Adlaf, E. M.  (2015) Waterpipe use among high school students in Ontario: Demographic and substance use correlates. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 106(3), e121-126.

Hamilton, H. A., Ferrence, R., Boak, A., Schwartz, R., Mann, R. E., O’Connor, S., & Adlaf, E. M. (2014). Ever use of nicotine and non-nicotine electronic cigarettes among high school students in Ontario, Canada. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.  DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu234.

Ilie, G., Adlaf, E. M., Mann, R. E., Boak, A., Hamilton, H. A., Asbridge, M., Colantonio, A., Turner, N. E., Rehm, J., Cusimano, M. D. (2014). The moderating effects of sex and age on the association between traumatic brain injury and harmful psychological correlates among adolescents. PLOS One, 9(9), e108167, 1-14.

Hamilton, H. A., van der Maas, M.*, Boak, A., & Mann, R. E. (2014). Subjective social status, immigrant generation, and cannabis and alcohol use among adolescents.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43 (7), 1163-1175.  DOI: 10.1007/s10964-013-0054-y. PMID: 24218067.

Hamilton, H. A., Boak, A., Ilie, G., & Mann, R.E. (2013). Energy drink consumption and associations with demographic characteristics, drug use and injury among adolescents.  Canadian Journal of Public Health, 104(7), e496-e501. PMID: 24495828.

Hamilton, H. A., Boak, A., & Mann, R. E. (2013). Involvement with child protective services:  Is this a useful question in population-based surveys? Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(9), 712-715. PMID: 23838213.

Hamilton, H. A., Wekerle, C., Paglia-Boak, A., & Mann, R. E. (2012).  The role of school connectedness in the link between family involvement with child protective services and adolescent adjustment.  Advances in Mental Health, 11(1), 25-34.

Hamilton, H. A., Danielson, A. M.*, Mann, R. E., & Paglia-Boak, A. (2012). The roles of family, peer, school, and attitudinal factors in cannabis use across immigrant generations of youth.  Journal of Drug Issues, 42, 46-58. DOI: 10.1177/0022042612436652.

Noh, M. S., Rueda, S., Bekele, T., Fenta, H., Gardner, S., Hamilton, H. A., Hart, T. A., Li, A., Noh, S., Rourke, S. B. (2012). Depressive symptoms, stress and resources among adult immigrants living with HIV. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14, 405-412. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-011-9515-0. PMID: 21863334.

Hamilton, H. A., Mann, R., & Noh, S. (2011). Adolescent immigrant generation and stigmatizing attitudes toward drug addiction.  Addiction Research & Theory, 19(4), 344-351.

Hamilton, H. A., Marshall, L.*, Rummens, J. A., Fenta, H., & Simich, L. (2011). Immigrant parents’ perceptions of school environment and children’s mental health and behaviour. Journal of School Health, 81(6), 313-319.

Mann, R. E., Paglia-Boak, A., Adlaf, E. M., Beitchman, J., Wolfe, D., Wekerle, C., Hamilton, H. A., & Rehm, J. (2011). Estimating the prevalence of anxiety and mood disorders in an adolescent general population:  An evaluation of the GHQ12.  International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9, 410-420.

Simich, L., Este, D. & Hamilton, H. A. (2010). Meanings of “home” and mental well-being among Sudanese refugees in Canada. Ethnicity and Health, 15(2), 199-212.

Beiser, M., Hamilton, H. A., Rummens, J. A., Oxman-Martinez, J., Ogilvie, L., Armstrong, R. & Humphrey, C. (2010). Predictors of emotional problems and physical aggression among Hong Kong Chinese, Mainland Chinese and Filipino immigrant children in Canada. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45, 1011-1021.

Hamilton, H. A.  (2009). The persistence of maternal distress and symptoms of distress in adult offspring.  Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44, 732-739.

Hamilton, H. A., Noh, S. & Adlaf, E. M. (2009). Adolescent risk behaviours and  psychological distress across immigrant generations. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 100, 221-225.

Hamilton, H. A., Noh, S. & Adlaf, E. M. (2009).  Perceived financial status, health, and maladjustment in adolescence. Social Science & Medicine, 68, 1527-1534.

Adlaf, E. M., Hamilton, H. A., Wu, F.*, & Noh, S. (2009). Adolescent stigma towards drug addiction: Effects of age and drug use behaviour.  Addictive Behavior, 34, 360-364.

Hamilton, H. A. & Hango, D. W.  (2008). Symptoms of psychological distress among mothers and their adult offspring: A longitudinal examination.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 17, 863-880.

Simich, L, Hamilton, H. A. & Baya, K.* (2006). Mental distress, economic hardship and expectations for life in Canada among Sudanese newcomers. Transcultural Psychiatry, 43, 418-444.

Vogt Yuan, A. S. & Hamilton, H. A. (2006). Stepfather involvement and adolescent well-being: do mother and nonresidential fathers matter?  Journal of Family Issues, 27, 1191-1213.

Hamilton, H. A. (2005). Extended families and adolescent well-being.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 36, 260-66.


Hamilton, H.A. 2005. Health and behavior among immigrant youth.  New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.