About the ReAL Lab
The Researching Adolescent Lives Lab (ReAL) combines clinical, population, and public health approaches in order to research, understand, and promote adolescent mental health and well-being. We use primary research methods, secondary data analysis and knowledge synthesis to address our research questions and we are committed to providing practical, evidence-based recommendations that can benefit the lives of adolescents in Canada, and more broadly. ReAL Lab projects fall into three interrelated areas, including: (1.) the epidemiology and determinants of adolescent psychological and social health; (2.) the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions for addressing adolescent well-being; and (3.) the synthesis and translation of evidence-based information for applied clinical and community practice.