Caroline O'Grady

Assistant Professor


Locations / Contact Info:

346 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 40808

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 1991
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Other Research Outputs

Dr. O'Grady co-authored the book, "A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders" (2007) with Mr W.J. Wayne Skinner, Deputy Clinical Director,  Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatment Programs, Addictions Service, The Centre for Addiction  & Mental Health. She is currently modifying this book to meet the needs of caregivers of OLDER persons with mental illness and / or addiction (including dementia-related illnesses)


Canadfian Nurses Association


The Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
Family Concurrent Disorders Research and oteher studies (see : "Areas of Research" above)

Service/Community Activities

Panel Chair - RNAO Best Practice Guideline: Engaging Clients Who Use Substances


Excellence in Graduate Teaching , University of Toronto" Course "A Recovery Paradigm for Mental Health & Addictions Systems of Care - 2013


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

Dr. O'Grady's primary areas of research include:

*Mixed qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods

*Family Co-occurring Mental Health and Addictions (concurrent disorders) Support and Education Interventions Rsearch

*The Impact of stigma by association on parents of elementary, high school  and university students with mental health concerns

*Interrnational Virtual support / education research for families affected by concurrent Disorders

*Interventions research for families affected by concurrent disorders suffered by an elderly family member

A Qualitatived Study of the experience of stigma, prejudice and discrimination on people suffering from co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders

A Gender - Transformative Health Promotion Framework in the interprertive phenomenological study of socially disadvantage women who are also suffering co-occurring mental illness and addictive disorders

Research Projects

Development and Testing of a Support / Educational group intervention for family members of Older Persons (> 64 years) Experiencing Mental Illness and/or Addictive Disorders
Role: Principal Investigator
Funded by: York University