Shay-Lee Bolton, PhD

Dr. Shay-Lee Bolton is an early career researcher, epidemiologist, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. She is the Research Coordinator for the Manitoba Population Mental Health Research Group led by Dr. Jitender Sareen. Dr. Bolton’s research expertise lies in the area of psychiatric epidemiology, suicide and suicidal behaviors, traumatic life events, at-risk populations (Indigenous populations, sexual minorities, public safety personnel, military), randomized controlled trials, and program evaluation. She has received 25+ local, national and international awards for her research. Most recently, Dr. Bolton was awarded a national-level research award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to evaluate virtual cognitive-behaviour therapy classes for mental wellness in public safety personnel using a randomized controlled trial design. She is also leading the evaluation of virtual and web-based CBTm classes.