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Dr. Jennifer Phillips is an Associate Scientist in the Mood Disorders Research Unit at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa.

Her research interests are in clinical neuroscience with a focus on depression and suicide prevention. New directions for her research involve the use of machine-learning techniques to harness inpatient electronic medical record data to improve prediction of suicide risk post-hospital discharge. Other ongoing research uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to characterize depression and suicidality in the brain and examines clinical and psychosocial determinants of sex and gender-specific risk factors for suicidal behaviours.

Dr. Phillips received her BSc from Brock University and her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Ottawa. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University.