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Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt Laboratory

Lab Updates 2023

Congratulations to Lab Director Rebecca Pillai Riddell for her award of a 2023 Tier 1 York Research Chair in Pain and Mental Health.

Shaylea Badovinac (Current CIHR CGS Doctoral Fellow) continues her residency at Alberta Children’s hospital.

Congratulations to Oana Bucsea (Former CIHR CGS Doctoral Fellow) on being awarded a 2023-2024 Ontario Graduate Scholarship.  

Congratulations to Ilana Shiff on receiving a 2023-2026 CIHR Doctoral Canada Graduate scholarship.

Proud of Sara Jasim's successful 2023-2024 Ontario Graduate Scholarship application and her Lillian Meighen Wright Award.

Congratulations to Lojain Hamwi on her SSHRC Master's Canada Graduate Scholarship and her Lillian Meighen Wright Award.

Welcome Haleh Hashemi as our new master's student!

Welcome Estreya Cohen as our new master's student!


Welcome to the Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt (O.U.C.H.) Laboratory website. The Lab is run by Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell, a Full Professor at York University (Department of Psychology), an Honorary Professor at University College London (Department of Neuroscience, Physiology, and Pharmacology), a Scientific Staff member at Sick Kids (Department of Psychiatry Research), and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Toronto (Department of Psychiatry). Our Laboratory primarily focuses on understanding how caregivers and children interact within the context of pain. Our research is performed in a variety of settings from our lab space on the York University Campus to the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of major hospitals within North America and beyond.

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4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J1P3

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health
Room 2006, Sherman Health Science Research Centre

416 736 2100 x 20177