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Addo Boafo
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, CHEO
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, CHEO.
613-737-7600 Ext. 2507
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Current Research:
Dr. Boafo is interested in using a neurophysiological marker, Event-related Potential (ERP), to assess brain executive function deficits that may be related to suicide thoughts and behaviours, and self-injurious behaviour in hospitalized (psychiatry) and community control youth. The findings could help us identify those at higher risk with respect to suicidality and self-injury and could lead to the development of new clinical tools for the identification of those at greatest risk for suicide attempts. This area of study in children and adolescents is new in that much of the work on brain executive function deficits and suicide behaviours is from adults who have different stages of brain maturation.
Research Team:
Dr. Boafo received his undergraduate medical training in Ghana, West Africa. He obtained his psychiatry fellowship at the University of Ottawa Medical School. He has also a degree of Master of Business Administration, with Distinction, from the University of Leicester, UK. He is assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, University of Ottawa Medical School. He is currently the Medical Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON His research interests include relationship between sleep and mental health, in particular depression and suicide related behaviours.
Sample Publications:
Etiopathology and neurobiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder: focus on biological rhythms and chronotherapy. R.Robillard & A. Boafo. ChronoPhysiology and Therapy 2016: 6 1-12.
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