Dr. Stuart received her PhD in Epidemiology from The University of Calgary, Alberta. She is a Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, and cross appointed to the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queens University.
Dr. Stuart's main research interests are in the areas of psychiatric epidemiology and community mental health research. She has worked in both hospital and community based mental health treatment systems and with international agencies such as the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the World Psychiatric Association. Dr. Stuart is Co-founder and Co-chair of the Scientific Section on Stigma and Mental Disorders for the World Psychiatric Association and the Founding Editor of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology Bulletin.
Dr. Stuart is Program Director of the MPH Program and teaches health evaluation in the MSc and MPH programs of the Department (EPID 812). She supervises both MSc and PhD students, as well as EPID 499 undergraduate research students.