The overarching aim of Health Information Exchange Laboratory work is to understand the unique health-related needs of population groups, ascertain gaps in information and services, and work with groups to create information, resources, and services that will meet their targeted needs.

We draw on a range of research methodologies in our work, including qualitative, quantitative, epidemiological, mixed-methods, website evaluation, intervention science, and integration of physiological measurements.

Current/Ongoing Projects: K. Reynolds Principal Investigator
1. Website Development and Evaluation
  • Informed Choices Depression ( and Informed Choices Late-Life Depression (
    • Initiated by Dr. John Walker and The Mobilizing Minds Research Group and continued by Dr. Kristin Reynolds & Dr. Lesley Koven
    • Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging
  • Informed Choices Anxiety and Informed Choices Late-Life Anxiety (Under Construction)
2. Intervention Development & Evaluation
  • The Development and Evaluation of a Telephone-Based Group Program for Older Adults Experiencing Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Co-Occurring Mental Health Problems (The CONNECT Program)
    • Collaboration with A & O Support Services for Older Adults
    • Funded by the Research Manitoba New Investigator Health Research Award
  • The Development and Evaluation of the Turning Pages Program Collaboration with Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and Canadian Mental Health Association
    • Funded by Bell Canada
    • Co-Investigators: Dr. Corey Mackenzie, Janelle DePeazer, Tara Brousseau-Snider, Belal Zia, & Marjolaine Fine
3. COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Long Term Care
  • Mental Health Needs of Frontline Long-Term Care Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Partnership Organization: Sara Riel Inc. Executive Director: Tara Snider
    • Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Moral Injury in Long-Term Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Assessment & Intervention Development Using an Innovative Multi-Method Approach
    • Funded by the Government of Canada Department of National Defense Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Moral Trauma on the Frontline: See, Prevent, and Treat
    • Co-Investigators: Dr. Natalie Mota, Dr. Leslie Roos, Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy, Dr. Ryan Giuliano, & Dr. Maia Kredentser
4. COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Perinatal Mental Health

Dissemination and Evaluation of a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy E-Health and M-Health Intervention for Anxiety in Pregnancy and Postpartum During COVID-19

  • Funded by Research Manitoba COVID-19 Rapid Response 
  • Research Grant
  • Co-Investigators: Dr. Trish Furer & Dr. Gillian Alcolado
5. Perinatal Mental Health

The Experiences and Impact of Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in the Perinatal Period.

  • Funded by The University of Manitoba Research Grants Program        
  • Co-Investigator: Dr. Natalie Mota

The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a Patient-Informed Treatment for Trauma-Related Symptoms in Perinatal People with Interpersonal Trauma Histories

  • Funded by Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
  • Co-Principle Investigators: Dr. Kristin Reynolds & Dr. Natalie Mota
  • Co-Investigators: Dr. Gillian Alcolado, Dr. Mariette Chartier, Ms. Sharon Chou, Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy, Dr. Amanda Morris, & Dr. Leslie Roos
6. Mental Health Service Access & Navigation

Let’s Talk About Late-Life Mental Health: Multi-Systemic Collaboration to Inform Better Access to Care (Collaboration with Manitoba Multipurpose Senior Centres, Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba, Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, A & O Support Services for Older Adults; Funded by U of M Centre for Healthcare Innovation Preparing for Research by Engaging Patient and Public Partners)