Publications from the listed projects (Names underlined are trainees under my supervision)

  1. Wang JL, Lam RW, Ho K, Attridge M, Lashewicz BM, Patten SB, Marchand A, Aiken A, Schmitz N, Gundu S, Rewari N, Hodgins D, Bulloch A, Merali Z. Preferred design features of e-mental health programs for prevention of major depression in male workers: Results from a Canadian national survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016, June 6th. 18(6): e132.DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5685

  2. Wang JL, Patten SB, Currie SR, Sareen J, Schmitz N. A population-based longitudinal study on work environmental factors and the risk of major depressive disorder. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012, July 1st; 176(1): 52-59.

  3. Wang JL, Patten SB, Currie SR, Schmitz N, Sareen J. Business mergers and acquisitions as a risk factor for developing mental disorders: A population-based study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012, July; 69: 569-573.

  4. Wang JL, Smailes E, Sareen J, Schmitz N, Fick GH, Patten SB. Three job related stress models and depression: A population-based study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2012 Feb; 47(2): 185-193.

  5. Wang JL, Patten SB, Currie SR, Sareen J, Schmitz N. Predictors of one-year outcomes of major depressive disorder in individuals with a lifetime diagnosis: A population-based study. Psychological Medicine. 2012 Feb; 42(2): 327-334.

  6. Wang JL, Patten SB, Schmitz N, Currie SR, Sareen J. Perceived needs for and use of workplace mental health accommodations by individuals with a depressive and/or anxiety disorder. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011 Nov; 53(11):1268-72.

  7. Jones ACook TM, Wang JL. Rural-urban differences in stigma against depression and agreement with health professionals about treatment. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2011 Nov; 134(1-3):145-50.

  8. Cook TM, Wang JL. Causation beliefs and stigma against depression: Results from a population-based study. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2011 Sep; 133(1-2):86-92.

  9. Wang JL, Patten SB. Re: Job strain and the risk of depression: Is reporting biased? American Journal of Epidemiology. 2011; 174(1): 125.

  10. Wang JL, Schmitz N. Does job strain interact with psychosocial factors outside of workplace in relation to the risk of major depression? The Canadian National Population Health Survey. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2011, 46: 577-584.

  11. Fiest KM, Currie SR, Williams JVA, Wang JL. Chronic conditions and major depression in community dwelling older adults. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2011; 131: 172-178.

  12. Tieu Y, Konnert C, Wang JL. Depression Literacy among Older Chinese Immigrants in Canada: A Comparison with a population-based survey. International Journal of Psychogeriatrics. 2010; 22(8): 1318-1326.

  13. Wang JL, Smailes E, Sareen J, Schmitz N, Fick GH, Patten SB. The prevalence of mental disorders in the working population over the period of global economic crisis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2010 September; 55(9): 598-605.

  14. Wang JL, Schmitz N, Smailes E, Sareen J, Patten SB. Workplace characteristics, depression and health-related presenteeism in a general population sample. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010 August; 52(8): 836-842.

  15. Cook TMWang JL. Descriptive epidemiology of stigma against depression in Alberta. BMC Psychiatry. 2010 April 19; 10: 29. doi:10.1186/1471-244X-10-29

  16. Wang JL, Williams JVA, Lavorato D, Schmitz N, Dewa CS, Patten SB. The incidence of major depression: The results from the Canadian    National Population Health Survey. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2010; June (123): 158-163.

  17. Wang JL, Schmitz N, Dewa CS. Socioeconomic status and the risk of major depression: the longitudinal cohort of the Canadian National  Population Health Survey. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2010 May; 64(5): 447-452.

  18. Wang JL, Keown LA, Patten SB, Williams JVA, Currie SR, Beck CA, Maxwell CJ, El-Guebaly NA. A population – based study on ways of dealing with daily stress: Comparisons among individuals with mental disorders, with long-term general medical conditions and healthy people. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2009 Aug; 44(8):666-74.

  19. Wang JL, Schmitz N, Dewa CS. Measuring changes in job strain between two time points. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009; 170:  132-133.

  20. Wang JL. Schmitz N, Dewa CS, Stansfeld S. Changes in perceived job strain and risk of major depression: results from a population – based longitudinal study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009; 169(9): 1085-1091.

  21. Wang JL, Lai DWL. The relationship between mental health literacy, personal contact and personal stigma against depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2008 Sep; 110(1-2):191-196.

  22. Wang JL, Lesage A, Schmitz N, Drapeau A. The relationships between work stress and mental disorders in men and women: Cross- sectional findings from a population – based study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2008, 62: 42 – 47.

  23. Wang JL, Fick GH, Adair CE, Lai DWL. Gender specific correlates of stigma associated with depression in a Canadian general population  sample. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2007; 103(1-3): 91-97.

  24. Wang JL, Adair CE, Fick GH, Lai DWL, Evans B, Waye Perry B, Jorm AF, Addington D. Depression literacy in Alberta:   Findings from a general population sample. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2007 July; 52: 442-449.

  25. Nigatu Y, Wang JL. The combined effects of job strain, effort-reward imbalance and work-family conflicts on the risk of major depressive episode: A 4-year longitudinal study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2018 Jan; 75(1):6-11.

  26. Nigatu YT, Liu Y, Uppal M, McKinney S, Gillis K, Rao S, Wang JL. Prognostic factors for return to work of employees with common mental disorders: a meta-analysis of cohort studies. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2017, 52: 1205-1215.

  27. Nigatu Y, Liu Y, Wang JL. External evaluation of the international risk prediction algorithm for major depressive episode in the US general population. BMC Psychiatry. 2016, July, 22nd. 16: 256. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-097-x. 

  28. Liu Y, Sareen J, Bolton J, Wang JL. Development and validation of a risk prediction algorithm for the recurrence of suicidal ideation among general population with low mood. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2016, March 15; 193: 11-17.

  29. Nigatu Y, Liu Y, Uppal M, McKinney S, Gillis K, Rao S, Wang JL. Interventions for enhancing return to work in individuals with a common mental illness: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Psychological Medicine. 2016 Dec; 46(16):3263-3274.

  30. Kunyk D, Craig-Broadwith M, Morris H, Diaz R, Reisdorfer E, Wang JL. Employers' perceptions and attitudes towards the Canadian national standard on psychological health and safety in the workplace. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 2016, Feb. 44: 41-47.

  31. Liu Y, Wang JL. Validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for DSM-IV Major Depressive Disorder in a Sample of Canadian Working Population. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2015 Aug 24; 187:122-126.

  32. Liu Y, Sareen J, Bolton J, Wang JL. Development and validation of a prediction algorithm for recurrence of panic disorder. Depression and Anxiety. 2015 May. 32(5): 341-348.

  33. Wang JL, Patten SB, Sareen J, Bolton J, Schmitz N, MacQueen G. Development and validation of a prediction algorithm for use by health professionals in prediction of recurrence of major depression. Depression and Anxiety. 2014, May; 31(5): 451-457. DOI: 10.1002/da.22215.

  34. Wang JL, Sareen J, Patten SB, Bolton J, Schmitz N, Birney A. A Prediction Algorithm for First Onset of Major Depression in the General Population: Development and Validation. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2014, May; 68(5):418-424 doi:10.1136/jech-2013-202845

  35. Wang JL, Ho K. Preferred features of e-mental health programs for prevention of major depression in male workers: results from a Canadian national survey. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2017; 245: 249-252.

  36. Sheikh M, Smail-Crevier R, Wang JL. A cross-sectional study of the awareness and implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canadian employers. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018, 63(12): 842-850.

  37. Huang J, Nigatu YT, Smail-Crevier R, Zhang X, Wang JL. Interventions for common mental health problems among university and college students: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2018 Dec; 107:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.09.018.

  38. Lashewicz, B., Mitchell, J., Boettcher, N., Jones, E. & Wang, JL. You better be as stressed as I am: Working men’s mental health amidst workplace expectations for busyness.  WORK:  A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. In press.    

  39. Wang JL, MacQueen G, Patten SB, Manuel DG, Lashewicz B, Schmitz N. A randomized controlled trial to examine the impacts of disclosing personalized depression risk information on the outcomes of individuals who are at high risk of developing major depression: A research protocol. BMC Psychiatry. 2019, September. 19: 285.

  40. Nigatu YT, Wang JL. External validation of the International Risk Prediction Algorithm for the onset of generalized anxiety and/or panic syndromes (The Predict A) in the US general population. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 2019, 64: 40-44.

  41. Boettcher-Sheard NK, Lashewicz BM, Mitchell J, Jones EM, Gundu S, Michalak E, Lam RW, Wang JL. Men’s work-related stress and mental health: Illustrating the workings of masculine role norms. American Journal of Men’s Health. 2019 Mar-Apr; 13(2): 1557988319838416. doi: 10.1177/1557988319838416.

  42. Liu HW, Tian Y, Liu Y, Nigatu YT, Wang JL. Relationship between major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and coronary artery disease in the US general population. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2019, 119: 8-13.

  43. Smail-Crevier R, Powers G, Chelsea N, Wang JL. Health-Related Internet Usage and Design Feature Preference for E-Mental Health Programs Among Men and Women. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2019;21(3):e11224. DOI: 10.2196/11224

  44. Nigatu Y, Huang JP, Rao S, Gillis K, Merali Z, Wang JL. Indicated prevention interventions in the workplace for depressive symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2019, 56(1): e23-e33. 












Dr. JianLi Wang

Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Senior Scientist, Director. Work & Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Mental Health Research


B.MSc. (Harbin Medical University, P.R.China)
M.MSc. (Harbin Medical University, P.R.China)
PhD (University of Calgary, Canada)

Research Interests
Psychiatric Epidemiology
Early Identification and Prevention of Mood/Anxiety Disorders
Workplace Mental Health

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