• Davidson, Jana


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Professor and Head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
    Psychiatrist-In-Chief, BC Children’s Hospital

    Degrees / Designations

    MSc, MD, FRCP

    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    P2-307 Mental Health Building
    Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC
    4500 Oak St
    Vancouver, V6H3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Children
    • Adolescents 
    • Youth
    • Antipsychotic medications 
    • Atypical antipsychotics
    • Second generation antipsychotics 
    • Metabolic dysregulation
    • Metabolic monitoring

    I am interested in the metabolic effects of second generation antipsychotic medications on children and youth.

    Current Projects
    Selected Publications

    Gibson J, Nguyen D, Davidson J, Panagiotopoulos, C.   (2015) Effectiveness of an Educational Handbook in Improving Psychiatry Resident Knowledge of Second-Generation Antipsychotics.  Academic Psychiatry Volume 39, Number 2, 154-159. PMID: 24994542

    Procyshyn, RM., Elbe, D., Su, J., Panenka, W. Liu, Al; Honer, W., Davidson, J. (2014) Prevalence and Patterns of Antipsychotic Utilization in Children and Adolescents at the Time of Admission and Discharge from a Tertiary Care Inpatient Psychiatric Facility. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 34 (1): 71-22. PMID: 24346744

    Ronsley R, Scott D, Warburton WP, Hamdi RD, Louie DC, Davidson J, Panagiotopoulos C. A population-based study of antipsychotic prescription trends in children and adolescents in British Columbia, from 1996 to 2011.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 58(6) June 2013. PMID: 23768264

    Xu Y, Nguyen D, Davidson J, Panagiotopoulos C. (2012) Health Information Preference among Youth and Caregivers related to Second-Generation Antipsychotic Treatment. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 21(4):302-9. PMID: 23133465

    Ronsley R, Rayter M, Smith DH, Davidson JL, Panagiotopoulos C.  Metabolic monitoring training program implementation in the community setting was associated with improved monitoring in second-generation antipsychotic-treated children.  Canadian Journal Psychiatry (May 2012). PMID: 22546061

     Horn, M., Procyshyn, RM., Warburton, WP, Tregillus, V., Cavers, W., Davidson, JL.  Second-Generation Antipsychotic Prescribing in Adults and Children: Best Practice Recommendations for General Practitioners.  British Columbia Medical Journal (March 2012).

    Panagiotopoulos C, Ronsley, R, Kuzeljevic B, Davidson JL.  Waist circumference is a sensitive screening tool for assessment of metabolic syndrome risk in children treated with second-generation antipsychotics.  Canadian Journal Psychiatry (January 2012). PMID: 22296966

    Pringsheim T., Panagiotopoulos C, Davidson JL, Ho J. for the CAMESA Guideline Group.  Evidence-based Recommendations for Monitoring Safety of Second Generation Antipsychotics in Children and Youth.  Journal Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (August, 2011). PMID: 23115502

    Ronsley R, Raghuram K, Davidson JL. Panagiotopoulos C.  Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation of a Metabolic Monitoring Protocol in Hospital and Community Settings for Second-Generation Antipsychotic-Treated Youth.  Journal Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (May, 2011). PMID: 21541103

    Panagiotopoulos, C., Ronsley, R., Elbe, D., Davidson, J., & Smith, D. H. (2010). First do no harm: Promoting an evidence-based approach to atypical antipsychotic use in children and adolescents. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 19 (2), 124-137. PMID: 20467549

    Davidson, J., Wiens, S., & Anderson, K. (2010). Creating a provincial family council to engage youth and families in child & youth mental health systems. 
    Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 19(3), 169-175. PMID: 20842271

    Davidson, J., & Anderson, K. (2010). Engaging children, youth and families - more than a good idea. 
    Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 19(3), 168. PMID: 20842270

    Weiss, M., Panagiotopoulos, C., Giles, L., Gibbins, C., Kuzeljevic, B., Davidson, J., & Harrison, R. (2009). A naturalistic study of predictors and risks of atypical antipsychotic use in an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder clinic. 
    Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 19(5), 575-582. PMID: 19877982

    Panagiotopoulos, C., Ronsley, R., & Davidson, J. (2009). Increased prevalence of obesity and glucose intolerance in youth treated with second-generation antipsychotic medications. 
    Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 54(11), 743-749. PMID: 19961662

    Honours & Awards
    Research Group Members