Juliana Tobon


Practice-based Researcher


Dr. Tobon has 17 peer-reviewed publications (5 first author), with 1 currently accepted for publication. She has made 39 peer-reviewed presentations at international (15), national (12) and local conferences (12) and 20 invited presentations at the national and local level. She has been awarded 9 peer-reviewed grants as a co-investigator or co-Principal Investigator, including to fund her PhD thesis and a randomized controlled trial examining a transdiagnostic treatment for youth in a university and community setting. She was recently awarded an Interprofessional Team Excellence Award along with her Allied Mental Health colleagues, Interprofessional Practice Committee, Unity Health Toronto, ON, Canada (October 6, 2021). She also received an Individual Leadership Excellence in Practice Award, The St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Professional Advisory Committee, Hamilton, ON, Canada (November 6, 2018). In addition, she received trainee awards throughout her graduate training, including a Canadian Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Finally, Dr. Tobon presented on behalf of the St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team at the AFHTO conference [Tobon, J., Sussman, K., Rafi, A., Nagatu, E., Syed, M.H. The Development of a Youth Advisory Council in Primary Care Settings: Meeting the Needs of Youth Patients Through Virtual Care. Paper presented at Association of Family Health Teams Ontario (AFHTO) 2020 Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 8, 2020.] as well as locally for an invited presentation with a community partner (Tobon, J. & Sussman, K. Mental Health in Children & Youth. Presentation to Regent Park School of Music, Toronto, ON, September 15, 2020).

Recent Publications

  1. Colvin, E, Tobon, JI, Zipursky, RB, Streiner, DL, Ouimet, AJ. Do anxiety and depression symptoms moderate the effect of motivational enhancement therapy as a pretreatment to dialectical behaviour therapy skills training? A follow-up analysis of a pilot randomised controlled trial for youth. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2022;16 (9):1043-1048. doi: 10.1111/eip.13244. PubMed PMID:34816601 .
  2. Schraeder, KE, Barwick, M, Cairney, J, Carter, J, Kurdyak, P, Neufeld, RWJ et al.. Re-Accessing Mental Health Care After Age 18: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Youth Involved with Community-based Child and Youth Mental Health Agencies in Ontario. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021;30 (1):12-24. . PubMed PMID:33552169 PubMed Central PMC7837527.
  3. Tobon, JI, Zipursky, RB, Streiner, DL, Colvin, E, Bahl, N, Ouimet, AJ et al.. Motivational Enhancement as a Pretreatment to a Transdiagnostic Intervention for Emerging Adults with Emotion Dysregulation: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020;29 (3):132-148. . PubMed PMID:32774397 PubMed Central PMC7391867.
  4. Reid, GJ, Stewart, SL, Barwick, M, Carter, J, Leschied, A, Neufeld, RWJ et al.. Predicting patterns of service utilization within children's mental health agencies. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019;19 (1):993. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4842-2. PubMed PMID:31870372 PubMed Central PMC6929287.
  5. Wang, A, Tobon, JI, Bieling, P, Jeffs, L, Colvin, E, Zipursky, RB et al.. Rethinking service design for youth with mental health needs: The development of the Youth Wellness Centre, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2020;14 (3):365-372. doi: 10.1111/eip.12904. PubMed PMID:31724296 .
  6. Chum, A, Skosireva, A, Tobon, J, Hwang, S. Construct Validity of the SF-12v2 for the Homeless Population with Mental Illness: An Instrument to Measure Self-Reported Mental and Physical Health. PLoS One. 2016;11 (3):e0148856. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148856. PubMed PMID:26938990 PubMed Central PMC4777288.
  7. Tobon, JI, Reid, GJ, Brown, JB. Continuity of Care in Children's Mental Health: Parent, Youth and Provider Perspectives. Community Ment Health J. 2015;51 (8):921-30. doi: 10.1007/s10597-015-9873-5. PubMed PMID:25827303 .
  8. Reid, G, Stewart, SL, Zaric, GS, Carter, JR, Neufeld, RW, Tobon, JI et al.. Defining Episodes of Care in Children's Mental Health Using Administrative Data. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015;42 (6):737-47. doi: 10.1007/s10488-014-0609-6. PubMed PMID:25403258 .
  9. Tobon, JI, Reid, GJ, Goffin, RD. Continuity of Care in Children's Mental Health: development of a measure. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014;41 (5):668-86. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0518-0. PubMed PMID:24078060 .
  10. Tobon, JI, Eichstedt, JA, Wolfe, VV, Phoenix, E, Brisebois, S, Zayed, RS et al.. Group cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in a clinic setting: does child involvement predict outcome?. Behav Ther. 2011;42 (2):306-22. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.08.008. PubMed PMID:21496515 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto