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Name: Tiffany Dal Santo


Position: MSc Student


Born and raised in Montreal, Tiffany completed her Bachelor of Science degree in the Honours Psychology program at McGill University (2021). Tiffany began working under the supervision of Dr. Brett Thombs in 2020 as an undergraduate thesis student. During this period, she studied sex/gender differences in mental health symptom changes from pre-COVID-19 to during the early pandemic. Nearing the completion of her degree, Tiffany joined the DEPRESSD team as a full-time research assistant where she mainly worked on the COVID-19 Living Systematic Review project. Tiffany is now completing her master’s degree in Psychiatry at McGill, and is currently leading a project which involves developing a tool to assess sources of pain in scleroderma, patterns of pain from those different sources, current pain management services, and barriers to improving pain management.


Master’s Training Scholarship ($40,000). Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé. 2023-2025.

Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS)-Master’s ($17,500). Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 2022.

Boris Muskatov Prize in Psychology (175$). McGill University. 2020.


- Dal Santo T, Rice DB, Amiri LSN, et al. Methods and results of studies on reporting guideline adherence are poorly reported: a meta-research study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2023;S0895-4356(23)00131-2.

- Sun Y, Wu Y, Fan S, Dal Santo T, et al. Comparison of mental health symptoms prior to and during COVID-19: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis of 134 Cohorts. BMJ. 2023;380:e074224.

Dal Santo T, Sun Y, Wu Y, et al. Systematic review of mental health symptom changes by sex or gender in early‑COVID‑19 compared to pre‑pandemic. Scientific Reports. 2022;12:11417.


- Tasleem A, Wang Y, Li K, Jiang X, Krishan A, He C, Sun Y, Wu Y, Fan S, Boruff JT, Markham S, Rice DB, Bonardi O, Dal Santo T, et al. Effects of mental health interventions among people hospitalized with COVID-19 infection: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2022;77:40-68.

- Bonardi O, Wang Y, Li K, Jiang X, Krishnan A, He C, Sun Y, Wu Y, Boruff JT, Markham S, Rice DB, Thombs-Vite I, Tasleem A, Dal Santo T, et al. Effects of COVID-19 mental health interventions among children, adolescents, and adults not quarantined or undergoing treatment due to COVID-19 infection: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2022;67:336-350.



Dal Santo T, Rice DB, Amiri LSN, et al. A Meta-Research Review of Research Waste in Studies on Reporting Guideline Adherence: Implications for Psychology Research. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Brussels, Belgium. March 2023. [Poster].

- Dal Santo T, Sun Y, Wu Y, et al. Mental Health Symptom Changes by Sex or Gender in Early-COVID-19 Compared to Pre-pandemic: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 5th Annual Integrative Psychiatry Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Virtual) May 2022. [Oral].

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