Dr. Aislin Mushquash, Ph.D., C.Psych. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University. Her research focuses on understanding how and why people cope with daily stress and difficult life events. In particular, she studies the role that personality traits, social relationships, and mental health symptoms have on adaptive (e.g., exercise) or maladaptive (e.g., substance use, binge eating) coping behaviours. Dr. Mushquash's research involves individuals, romantic couples, and parent-child dyads. In addition to her research, Dr. Mushquash is Clinical Psychologist with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre - Paediatric Healthy Living Program, a specialized family-based program for children and youth living with obesity and associated comorbidities. Dr. Mushquash provides psychological assessment, treatment, and consultation services in this role. She also conducts research on treatment approaches and access to care within this population.