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Dr. Heidi Cramm PhD, OT Reg (Ont)
Dr. Heidi  Cramm
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Contact Info
Louise D. Acton Building, Room 210
Internal telephone extension: 36094
External telephone: 613-533-6094

Education

PhD
MSc OT (Post-Professional)
MA
BScOT
BA (Hons)

Accepting MSc, PhD, and DSc students in the following areas of research:

  • Mental health, trauma, post-traumatic stress, operational stress, and resilience/y
  • Families, leaders, and organizations of military personnel, Veterans, and public safety personnel such as firefighters, police, communications officers, and paramedics

 

Please note--I am on sabbatical for the calendar year of 2020 inclusive but remain active in student supervision and research. Please use email to contact me.  

Current trainees

PhD Students
  • Kim Ritchie. Her research focus is on Veterans with PTSD and dementia living in long term care. Kim completed an undergraduate degree in Nursing Science from Queen's University, and a Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Toronto.  She is a registered nurse with research interests in Veteran mental health, aging Veterans and dementia/mental health co-morbidity. You can reach Kim at 51kar1@queensu.ca.
  • Ashley Williams. Ashley completed her undergraduate degree at Memorial University in 2009 and her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Queen’s University in 2014. She is a registered occupational therapist with experience team-based primary care in Ontario. Ashley's research interests include military-to-civilian transition, team-based primary care, and military/Veteran family health. Email: Williams.ashley@queensu.ca Twitter: @AshleyCWms
  • Shannon Hill. Shannon completed her undergraduate degree at Trent University in 2014, her Bachelor of Education degree at Queen's University in 2015 and her Master of Education degree at Queen's University in 2017. She has been certified teacher in Ontario since 2015 and is qualified in the Intermediate and Senior divisions. Shannon's current research is looking to better understand and support the school transitions of military-connected adolescents following a relocation. Email: 11slh10@queensu.ca Twitter: @Shannon_LD_Hill
  • Rachel Richmond. She has a background in Kinesiology and Community Health from Brock University, where she specialized in understanding the self-management behaviours of persons with chronic pain. This understanding of self-management behaviours led her to consider populations with risky and demanding professions such as public safety personnel. Her research interests lie in understanding the experiences of public safety personnel and their families. Email: 19rsr1@queensu.ca
MSc Students
  • Lauren Roberts. She received an Honour’s Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 2019. Her research interests include veterans and their families and the effects of participation in sporting competitions. Email: 19lsr@queensu.ca
DSc Students
  • Michael MacDonald. 

Recent publications (*denotes trainees) last updated Jan 6 2020

  1. Groll, D., Ricciardelli, R., Carleton, R.N., Anderson, G., MacPhee, R., & Cramm, H. (2019). A cross-sectional study of the relationship between previous military experience and mental health of currently serving Public Safety Personnel in Canada. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 0706743719895341
  2. *Tam-Seto, L., Krupa, T., Stuart, H., Lingley-Pottie, P., Aiken, A., & Cramm, H. (2019). The validation of the Militaryand Veteran Family Cultural Competency Model (MVF-CCM). Military Behavioral Health. DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2019.1689875
  3. *Tam-Seto, L., Krupa, T., Lingley-Pottie, T., Stuart, H., Aiken, A., & Cramm, H. (2019). Stepping up to the plate: Identifying military family cultural competencies: experiences of military and Veteran families in Canadian health care. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 5(2), pp. 136-146. doi:10.3138/jmvfh.2018-0049
  4. Cramm, H., Norris, D., Schwartz, K., *Tam-Seto, L., *Williams, A., & Mahar, A. (2019). Impact of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans’ Mental Health Problems on the Family During the Military to Civilian Transition. Military Behavioral Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2019.1644260
  5. Mahar, A.L., Aiken, A.B., Whitehead, M., Tien, H., Cramm, H., Fear, N., & Kurdyak, P. (2019). Suicide in Canadian veterans: a retrospective cohort study linking routinely collected healthcare data. BMJ Open.
  6. *Ritchie, K., Aiken, A., Donnelly, C., Goldie, K., & Cramm, H. (2019). Posttraumatic stress disorder and dementia in veterans: A scoping review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/inm.12601
  7. Cramm, H., McColl, M.A., Aiken, A.B., & *Williams, A. (2019). Mental health and children growing up in military families: A scoping review. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-019-01401-y.
  8. Mahar, AL., Cramm, H., Whitehead, M., Aiken, AB., Tien, H., Pedlar, D., Fear, N., & Kurdyak, P. (2019). Self-harm in Ontario Veterans: a retrospective cohort study. International Review of Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1080/09540261.2019.1580685.
  9. Cramm, H., Smith, G., Samdup, D., *Williams, A., & Ruhland, L. (2019). Navigating Healthcare Systems for Military-connected Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study of Military Families Experiencing Mandatory Relocation. Paediatrics & Child Health. DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy179.
  10. Ricciardelli, R., Groll, D., Czarnuch, S., Carleton, R. N., & Cramm, H. (2019). Behind the frontlines: exploring the mental health and help-seeking behaviours of public safety personnel who work to support frontline operations. The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, Volume 8 (2019), 315-348. ISSN 1925-2420.  
  11. MacDermid, J. C., Nazari, G., Rashid, C., Sinden, K., Carleton, N., & Cramm, H. (2019). Two-month point prevalence of exposure to critical incidents in firefighters in a single fire service. Work, Volume 62, no. 3 (2019), 477-483.  DOI: 10.3233/WOR-192882.
  12. Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., Vaughan, A. D., Anderson, G. S., Ricciardelli, R., MacPhee, R. S., Cramm, H., Czarnuch, S., Hozempa, K., & Camp, R. D. II. (2019). Mental Health Training, Attitudes Towards Support, and Screening Positive for Mental Disorders. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2019.1575900
  13. Edgelow, M., *MacPherson, M., *Arnaly, F., *Tam-Seto., L., Cramm, H. (2019). Occupational therapy and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A scoping review.  Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.Epub ahead of print, 2019. DOI:10.1177/0008417419831438.
  14. Cramm, H., Mahar, A., MacLean, C., & Birtwhistle, R. (2019). What family physicians need to know about Canadian military families. Canadian Family Physician, 65(1), 9-11. ISSN 0008-350X
  15. Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Taillieu, T., Turner, S., Krakauer, R., Anderson, G. S., MacPhee, R. S., Ricciardelli, R., Cramm, H. , Groll, D., & McCreary, D. (2019). Exposures to Potentially Traumatic Events Among Public Safety Personnel in Canada. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 51(1), 37-52. DOI: 10.1037/cbs0000115.
  16. *Tam-Seto, L., Krupa, T., Lingley-Pottie, T., Stuart, H., Aiken, A., & Cramm, H. (2018).  Identifying military family cultural competencies: experiences of military and Veteran families in Canadian health care. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 4(2), 48-60. DOI: 10.3138/jmvfh.2017-0030.
  17. Ricciardelli, R., Carleton, R.N., Mooney, T.E., & Cramm, H. (2018). “Playing the system”: Structural factors potentiating mental health stigma, challenging awareness, and creating barriers to care for Canadian Public Safety Personnel. Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine. DOI:10.1177/1363459318800167.   
  18. Mahar, A., Aiken, A., Cramm, H., Whitehead, M., Groome, P., & Kurdyak, P. (2018). Access to healthcare and medical health services use for Canadian military families posted to Ontario: a retrospective cohort study using administrative healthcare data. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health, 4(2), 61-70. DOI: 10.3138/jmvfh.20180014.
  19. *Ostler, K., Norris, D., Cramm, H. (2018). Geography mobility and special education services: Understanding the experiences of Canadian military families. Journal of Military, Veteran, & Family Health. 4(2), pp. 71–80. DOI: 10.3138/2017-0010.
  20. Cramm, H., Norris, D., *Venedam, S., & *Tam-Seto, L. (2018). Towards a Model of Military Family Resiliency: A narrative review. Journal of Family Theory & Review, Volume 10, Issue 3. DOI:10.1111/jftr.12284.
  21. Norris, D., Eichler, M., Cramm, H., *Tam-Seto, L., & Smith-Evans, K. (2018). Operational Stress Injury: A scoping review of impacts on family mental health and well-being. Journal of Family Theory & Review. Volume 10, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1111/jftr.12283
  22. Cramm, H. & Norris, D.  (2018). Reviewing War and Family Life: A consideration of definition and theory. Journal of Family Theory & Review. Volume 10, Issue 3. DOI:10.1111/jftr.12276.
  23. Cramm, H., Murphy, S., Godfrey, C., Dekel, R., & McKeown, S. (2018). The experience of children exposed to parental PTSD growing up in military and Veteran families: a systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. Volume 16 - Issue 4 - 852–859 DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003523.
  24. Ricciardelli, R., Carleton, R.N., Groll, D., & Cramm, H. (2018). Qualitatively unpacking Canadian public safety personnel experiences of trauma and their well-being.  Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Volume 60 Issue 4, 566-577 DOI:https://doi.org/10.3138/cjccj.2017-0053.r2 -0053.r2
  25. Cramm, H., & *Tam-Seto, L. (2018). School participation and children in military families: A scoping review. Early Intervention, Schools, & Occupational Therapy. Volume 11, 2018 - Issue 3, 302-317. DOI: DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2018.1445060.
  26. Carleton, R.N., Afifi, T.O., Turner, S., Tailieu, T., Duranceau, S., LeBouthillier, D.M., Sareen, J., Ricciardelli, R., MacPhee, R.S., Groll, D., Hozempa, K., Brunet, A., Weekes, J.R., Griffith, C.T., Abrams, K.J., Jones, N.A., Beshai, S., Cramm, H., Dobson, K.S., Hatcher, S., Keane, T.M., Stewart, S.H., & Asmundson, G.J.G. (2018). Suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts among public safety personnel in Canada. Canadian Psychology. 59(3), 220-231.DOI:10.1037/cap0000136
  27. Cramm, H., *Breimer, J., *Lee, L., Burch, J., Ashford, V., & Schaub, M. (2017). Best practices for writing effective lay summaries. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health, 3(1), 7-20. DOI: 10.3138/jmvfh.3.1.004.
  28. Cramm, H., *Breimer, J., *Lee, L., Burch, J., & Ashford, V. (2017). Writing the lay summary: the basics. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health, 3(1), pp.4-6. DOI:10.3138/jmvfh.3.1.003.
  29. Cramm, H., & Schaub, M. (2017). Advancing Knowledge Translation Science through Lay Summaries. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health, 3(1), 2–3. DOI:10.3138/jmvfh.3.1.002.
  30. Mahar, A., Aiken, A., Cramm, H., Whitehead, M., Groome, P., & Kurdyak, P. (2018). Mental Health Services Use Trends in Canadian Veterans: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study in Ontario. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 63 issue: 6, 378-386. DOI: 10.1177/0706743717730826 .
  31. Carleton, R.N., Afifi, T.O., Tailieu, T., Turner, S., Duranceau, S., LeBouthillier, D.M., Hozempa, K., Sareen, J., Ricciardelli, R., MacPhee, R.S., Groll, D., Brunet, A., Weekes, J.R., Griffith, C.T., Abrams, K.J., Jones, N.A., Beshai, S., Cramm, H., Dobson, K.S., Hatcher, S., Keane, T.M., Stewart, S.H., & Asmundson, G.J.G. (2017). Mental disorder symptoms among Canadian first responder and other public safety personnel. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 63 issue: 1, 54-64. DOI: 10.1177/0706743717723825.
  32. *Wintle, J., Krupa, T., Cramm, H., & DeLuca, C. (2017). A scoping review of the tensions in OT-teacher collaborations. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Volume 10, 2017 - Issue 4, 327-345. DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2017.1359134
  33. *Cote, P., *Nizzero, A., & Cramm, H. (2017). Occupational disruption: A scoping review. Journal of Occupational ScienceVolume 24, 2017 - Issue 21-14. DOI:10.1080/14427591.2017.1306791